Rick Sharga: Is this the end of the housing recovery?

Rick Sharga: Is this the end of the housing recovery?

Maybe it wasn’t the snow after all

Whalen: Nonbanks are taking over mortgage originations

Regulators "get in the way"

Unemployment down almost half from this week last year

At lowest level since December 2007

Items Tagged with 'mortgage lending'


Christopher Whalen: The death of mortgage lending

It's not the CFPB's fault
April 14, 2014
“New regulations are a very convenient excuse for the large banks to get away from what is a crappy business,” according to one senior banker.
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From HW Magazine

Staying in the black

Outsourcing can mitigate declining mortgage volumes and increasing regulations
March 31, 2014
There are ways mortgage bankers can maintain reasonable profit margins while facing rapid volume changes, new mortgage rules and increasing investor requirements, writes industry expert David Green.
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Churchill Mortgage promotes three to leadership positions

March 25, 2014
Churchill Mortgage announced the promotions of Pamela Kennedy, Nancy McMahan and Jeanna Tidwell into leadership positions with the company.
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Zillow executive: 3 tips to avoid fatal mistakes

It's time to focus, people
March 11, 2014
In 2014, I predict that many companies will make mistakes. Some of those mistakes will be fatal and they will exit the business. Focusing on the wrong parts of the business will be the number one cause of failure in 2014.
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The 7 'dirty' words of mortgage lending

Can you guess what they are?
February 17, 2014
It's hard to resist this post on Forbes, because it starts by saying the mortgage business is filled with dirty words. What are the words mortgage lenders hate to hear?
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Mortgage broker to mortgage banker? 9 things you need to know

Time to get your mini-corr on
February 14, 2014
Many brokers are making the transition to banking. But it takes more than a warehouse line to get started…
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Too big to fails not interested in mortgages

Big banks shun home loans
February 4, 2014
Origination volumes are currently at $305 billion in the fourth quarter, down from $460 billion in the quarter preceding. FBR still projects an estimated $1.3 trillion in overall originations for 2014 is achievable.
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Non-QM optimism: It’s an actual thing!

Investors at ABS Vegas are already revving their engines
January 22, 2014
"Non-QM [mortgage lending] is a huge opportunity, the largest we’ve seen in 30 years," said one investor with a hedge fund, who asked not to be named. "It’s going to take a little time to sort out the details as an industry, but once we do I see a strong market ahead."
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Greystone adds new managing director

John Marr brings 30 years of experience
January 21, 2014
Greystone appointed John Marr to the firm’s production team as managing director, where he will focus on origination for debt-financing solutions across various Greystone lending platforms.
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What tomorrow may bring: How QM impacts Realtors

Real estate agents should ask homebuyers to get conditional mortgage approval
January 9, 2014
Real estate agents have been somewhat absent in the whole debate over the qualified mortgage lending and ability-to-repay rules, but they are not immune from the consequences.
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