Robert McLister·General·June 29, 2012Origination Origination refers to the day a mortgage closes. It can also refer to the process of arranging a mortgage transaction. See also: Mortgage Originator Like news like this?Join our CMT Updates list and get the latest news as it happens. Unsubscribe anytime. SUBSCRIBE! Thank you for subscribing. One more step: Please confirm your subscription via the email sent to you.