First you have to decide if you have a HMDA purpose.
Refi? maybe, are both the old loan and the new loan secured by a dwelling? Will a new note satisfy and replace the existing note? If so, yes it is HMDA reportable.
I am not sure what you mean when you say "renewals with no new money are not reported"; I think this statement probably has some assumed conditions that we, the reader, are not aware of. Also, Renewals with no new money are not reportable for CRA, but that's CRA. Gotta love HMDA.
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