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  • Ginnie Mae reportedly boots two lenders from bond program over VA loan churning

    NewDay and Nations Lending sanctioned
    Ginnie Mae’s battle against a number of mortgage lenders that are aggressively targeting servicemembers and military veterans for quick and potentially risky refinances of their mortgages just went to another level. Ginnie Mae reportedly booted NewDay USA and Nations Lending from its primary mortgage bond program after threatening the lenders earlier this year over their abnormally high prepayment speeds.
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  • MBA: Mortgage apps fall once again

    Refis hit lowest share since 2008
    Mortgage applications decreased once again after their previous surge, falling 3.3% from last week. While both purchase apps and refis fell, the refinance share of mortgage activity dropped to its lowest level since 2008.
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  • Mortgage originations plummet in fourth quarter

    Led by 34% drop in refi originations
    Mortgage originations plummeted in the fourth quarter of 2017 due to a sudden drop in refinances. But a new report from ATTOM Data Solutions shows purchase originations held steady compared to a year ago despite ballooning down payment amounts that make it more difficult for first-time homebuyers to compete.
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  • DBRS: Non-QM loans to see comeback in 2018

    Lenders to create new products as refis fall
    As interest rates rise, mortgage refinances continue to fall, marking the possible beginning to a comeback in non-qualified mortgage loans, a new report from DBRS showed. But the decrease in mortgage refis isn’t the only reason DBRS is predicting an increase in non-QM loans.
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  • MBA: Mortgage apps reverse course, increase

    But refis still going down
    Mortgage applications increased 2.7% from last week, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey. However, this increase was led by purchase applications as refinances continued to drop.
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  • Thousands of mortgage lending jobs at risk as refis drop

    Refinances prepare for lowest level since 2000
    Thousands of lending jobs are now at risk as the number of refinances continue to fall, threatening to sink to their lowest level since 2000. One expert said overall mortgage originations could see a decrease of 15% to 20%, leading to a job loss of about 10% within the mortgage industry.
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  • Refinances regain popularity among Millennial buyers

    Refinances account for 15% of mortgages for third straight month
    Refinances became more popular among Millennials during the fourth quarter of 2017, according to the latest Ellie Mae Millennial Tracker report. The refinance share made up 15% of closed loans among Millennials in December, the highest percentage of refinances for this demographic since February.
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