“Based on the current environment, and after careful consideration, Affiliated Mortgage Company has made the difficult decision to exit the correspondent business,” said Jason Beene, president of the Correspondent Division.
"Mortgage rates have entered the summer doldrums, showing very little movement one way or another. The benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rates has fluctuated within a very narrow range – one-tenth of a percentage point – since mid-May," Bankrate said.
Now that it's been six months since the CFPB's Qualified Mortgage requirements went into effect, lenders are starting to look into the unchartered territory of non-QM lending, finding that there is, in fact, demand.
Ellie Mae’s Origination Insight Report for May 2014 has been revised to include analysis of VA loans, mortgages made by private lenders, which are backed by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and expanded Federal Housing Administration and conventional loan data.
Melvin Luther Watt quietly slid into his office as the first appointed director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. It was the end of last year, in mid-December. Christmas was coming and the markets were in the middle of the harshest winter in years. As he took over the office of Acting Director Ed DeMarco — himself the unassuming lightning rod for the nation’s housing policy — Watt gave no indication of what he intended to do with his new position; arguably the most powerful job in mortgage finance..
Crowdfunding has swept through large verticals of consumer finance, including student loans and credit card debt. And so, naturally, in a market of rising property values, the real estate market is the latest frontier for crowd-based financing. Read More
Like oxygen, warehouse lending is one of the mortgage industry’s essential life-supporting elements. And fortunately, the warehouse segment is in much better health today than it was six years ago, as we are back up to around 70 warehouse lenders at my last count. Read More