Closing rates for mortgage loans were at the highest level in June since Ellie Mae began collecting the data in 2011. The company, in its June Origination Insight Report, said 76.8 percent of all loans closed, up from a rate of 75.6 percent the previous month. Closing rates on purchase loans hit 78.8 percent while the rate for refinances was 73.4 percent. Ellie Mae basis closing rates on applications submitted 90 days earlier, in this case in March. The rate for 30-year mortgages originated during June dropped to 4.40 percent from 4.52 percent in May, the sixth consecutive month that rates declined. The 30-year note rate for FHA loans decreased to 4.49 percent from 4.63 percent and the 30-year Conventional rate and VA rate each fell 11 basis points to 4.41 percent and 4.20 percent respectively.