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Home refi originations make final stand in Q4

Increase 20% as purchase originations drop
Refinance originations increased annually in the fourth quarter even as purchase originations saw a decline. As interest rates increase and refinaces begin to dwindle, the fourth-quarter increase could be the final stand for refis.
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[Video] Here’s the latest update to the MBA’s economic forecast for 2017

"Things are rapidly changing, so it's good to have updates"
It’s an understatement to say the housing market and overall economy has changed since October 2016 when the Mortgage Bankers Association put out its original economic forecast. Lynn Fisher, the Mortgage Bankers Association’s vice president of research and economics, explains in an updated origination forecast what new changes to expect in 2017.
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Exclusive: Nationstar CEO Jay Bray on Mr. Cooper, the company's future

HousingWire gets an inside look at Nationstar's big plans
Given the company’s recent radio silence on its massive rebranding efforts, it may seem like Nationstar Mortgage’s transformation into Mr. Cooper is in a perpetual holding pattern. But when one visits Nationstar’s headquarters in the Dallas suburb of Coppell, it’s clear that Mr. Cooper is both the company’s present and its future. In an exclusive interview, HousingWire sat down with Nationstar CEO Jay Bray to find out more about Mr. Cooper and what it means for Nationstar.
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KBRA: Mortgage lending will peak in 2016, fall off in 2017 and beyond

Rising interest rates, home price appreciation will slow originations
To borrow a phrase from Game of Thrones, winter is coming in more ways than just on the calendar. Winter is coming from mortgage lending too, according to a new report from Kroll Bond Rating Agency. KBRA’s new report states that 2016 will likely be the peak year for mortgage originations for “years to come,” as a fall in origination volume will occur in 2017 and beyond.
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Stonegate Mortgage total revenue surges 150% in 3Q

Boosted by strong originations
Third-quarter earnings are in, and it’s looking good for Stonegate Mortgage Corporation. The lender posted that its total originations and total revenue were up and total expenses were down, making the perfect blend for a positive quarter.
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Freddie Mac announces new tools designed to cut mortgage origination costs

Enhancements to Loan Advisor Suite could help lenders' bottom line
Not to be outdone by Fannie Mae’s announcement that it plans to offer lenders “Day 1” representation and warranty relief, Freddie Mac announced Monday that it is planning a series of enhancements to its Loan Advisor Suite designed to cut mortgage origination costs for lenders.
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FBR: Mortgage lending set for best quarter since 2007

Strong 3rd quarter expected to push total originations above $2 trillion
Less than one month ago, the analysts of FBR & Co. predicted that 2016 could prove to the best year for mortgage lending since 2013, but a new report from those same analysts suggests that 2016 could be even stronger than they originally predicted. Driving FBR’s increased projection is a strong 3rd quarter, which could prove to be the best for mortgage lending since the 4th quarter of 2007.
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Freddie Mac: Mortgage interest rates will hit 40-year low in 2016

GSE predicts best year for home sales since 2006
If current trends hold steady, this year could prove to be a banner year for housing, Freddie Mac said in a new report. In Freddie Mac’s new monthly outlook report, the government-sponsored enterprise states that it is currently projecting a “surge” in mortgage originations during the third quarter, further reinforcing its view that 2016 will be the “best year” for home sales since 2006.
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