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    Freddie Mac: Mortgage market soaring in 2016, will fall back in 2017


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    Time to get while the getting's good

    Freddie Mac continues to believe that mortgage lending is on track for a big year this year, but now expects the market to tap the brakes in 2017. But it won’t be purchase mortgage originations that will drag down 2017’s origination total, as purchase and home improvement mortgage activity is actually expected to rise next year. According to the Freddie Mac report, next year’s drop will be driven by a significant decline in refinances.

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For many observers, “skin in the game” is synonymous with a large down payment that limits lender or investor risk. However, skin in the game can be defined much more broadly, since financial investment is only one factor that mitigates risk.


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