Items Tagged with 'Non-QM loans'

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  • LoanStream Mortgage plots expansion, plans 30-state hiring spree

    California lender offers traditional, non-QM loans
    LoanStream Mortgage, a California-based mortgage lender that specializes in wholesale lending through mortgage brokers and consumer direct lending through a series of branches, is planning a serious nationwide expansion. The company announced Tuesday that it is plotting a 30-state expansion and plans to hire a boatload of mortgage professionals to lead that growth.
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  • Impac partners with Starwood Property Trust to significantly boost non-QM lending

    Deal will see Starwood securitize non-QM loans originated by Impac
    Over the last few years, Impac Mortgage Holdings has grown its lending to borrowers who don’t fit into the Qualified Mortgage box, but now, the lender is positioned to significantly increase its non-QM lending thanks to a new partnership with one of the nation’s largest mortgage real estate investment trusts.
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  • Q&A: LoanScoreCard’s Ben Wu on the rise of non-QM lending

    Lending outside of the qualified mortgage box
    In a Q&A with HousingWire, Ben Wu, executive director of LoanScorecard, discusses the recent surge in non-agency/non-QM mortgage lending, the challenges in that market and how technology can be utilized to help lenders with these challenges. As Wu points out, “With more than 20 million sole proprietors in the U.S., there is pent-up demand for mortgage product that can accept income documentation other than the 'Appendix Q' requirement of QM loans.”
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  • Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Private capital is returning to the mortgage market

    Plus, developments in affordable housing
    A few weeks ago, we asked if private capital was beginning to show more interest in the mortgage market. And now, we’re starting to see more signs that interest in mortgages that don’t fit inside the Qualified Mortgage box seems to be growing. Plus, big rental-related news out of New York and Minnesota. All that, and more, in your Monday Morning Cup of Coffee.
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  • Private capital interest in mortgages growing? Angel Oak closes its largest securitization

    More than 80% of loans are non-QM
    Earlier this year, Angel Oak Capital Advisors, an investment management firm that specializes in mortgage credit, raised $291 million to invest in mortgages that don’t fit inside the Qualified Mortgage box. Apparently Angel Oak’s investors aren’t the only ones interested in non-QM loans. Angel Oak announced this week that it closed its largest securitization to date, a $328.78 million offering comprised largely of non-QM mortgages.
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  • Newfi Lending launches portfolio lending program for “difficult-to-qualify” borrowers

    Loan amounts up to $2 million and loan-to-value ratios up to 85%
    Newfi Lending, a growing mortgage lender and a portfolio company of global private equity firm Warburg Pincus, is expanding its lending platform and launching a portfolio lending program. The program, called Sequoia Portfolio Plus, will provide “exceptional flexibility for mortgage brokers and their client borrowers,” the company said in a release.
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  • Angel Oak raises nearly $300 million to invest in non-QM lending

    Private capital fund ready to buy mortgages
    It appears that private capital’s interest in mortgages that don’t fit into the Qualified Mortgage box is growing. Angel Oak Capital Advisors, an investment management firm that specializes in mortgage credit, announced this week that it raised nearly $300 million to invest in non-QM lending.
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  • What is the competitive advantage for non-QM lending?

    Find the need, fill the need
    The introduction of the Qualified Mortgage rule in January 2014 brought about the concept of non-QM lending, loans that do not meet agency requirements. Within the first year of the rule taking effect, lenders started to come out saying that they would originate non-QM loans. This is why that idea is a company positive.
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  • Network Funding unveils several non-QM lending programs

    Launches 'common sense' lending alternatives
    Network Funding, a private residential mortgage lending company, announced a series of new lending programs designed to "help people achieve financing that wouldn’t typically qualify for a mortgage due to typical guideline restrictions."
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