Quicken Loans says it had a spectacular second quarter. (Photo: Jessica J. Trevino, Detroit Free)

Detroit-based Quicken Loans announced Tuesday that it recently finished the best quarter in its 34-year history and is trying to hire for 1,300 open positions at its downtown headquarters.

The privately held company, which ranked as the nation’s No. 1 mortgage lender by volume in the first quarter of the year, said it did $32 billion in mortgage originations during the newly completed second quarter, setting a new record.

What’s more, each of those three months set records for highest closed loan volume, the company said, with June being the best month in Quicken’s history.

Quicken Loans, which owns the Rocket Mortgage brand, is one of several large nationwide mortgage lenders that have reported

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