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  • Mixed mortgage news: Refis fall to four-year low, but purchases climb sharply

    Total originations actually rise 15% in second quarter
    The signs were all there. It was clear that refinance originations were trending down as interest rates rose, but it’s still striking to see the results in black and white. According to newly released data from ATTOM Data Solutions, refinance originations fell to a four-year low during the second quarter, thanks to increases in interest rates.
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  • Goodbye refi: Rising interest rates all but erase refinance demand

    Purchase loans now make up nearly 75% of all mortgages
    While mortgage interest rates dipped ever so slightly in the last week, they’ve been trending up for the majority of this year. And it appears that the consistent rise in interest rates this year has all but dried up refinance demand. Is it time to say goodbye to refis for a while? It certainly looks that way.
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  • Ginnie Mae reveals new requirements for VA refinances

    Continues fight against predatory lending
    Ginnie Mae recently announced new requirements for its Department of Veterans Affairs refinance loans in order to protect service members from predatory lending. The agency issued an All Participants Memorandum that announced the implementation of changes to pooling eligibility requirements for VA insured or guaranteed mortgages.
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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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