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May 2019

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Non-QM: The buzzword of 2019

Controversial product on the rise
Will this be the year lenders embrace a product that is a controversial but necessary option in the mortgage market? Is 2019 the year of non-QM?
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Zillow going all-in on mortgage lending

What are the company's future aspirations?
When Zillow acquired Mortgage Lenders of America last summer, it led to a lot of industry speculation as to what its future aspirations were related to the financing side of real estate transactions.
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A boutique approach to mortgage due diligence

Infinity IPS provides high-touch service and consultative client relationships
Mortgage originators feeling the pressure from low loan volumes and low margins are showing a renewed interest in non-QM loan products for borrowers outside the conforming credit box. But no one has forgotten the painful lessons of the financial crisis, and lenders and investors alike recognize that high-quality originations — whether QM or non-QM — are key to a healthy real estate and mortgage market.
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Optimal Blue automates the entire secondary marketing process

The company’s suite of products provide a transparent process for buyers and sellers
The last 18 months have seen a significant shift in both the primary and secondary mortgage markets. Facing shrinking loan volume and compressed margins, lenders have broadened their loan products for borrowers who fall outside of traditional government or conforming guidelines, prompting investors to add programs that incorporate these loans.
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VRM delivers solutions that benefit both clients and communities

The company focuses on customizing processes and systems for the needs of specific end-users
In 1981, Keith Murray, a licensed appraiser, established PCV Murcor, Inc. — a valuations company headquartered in Southern California providing residential and commercial valuation services nationwide. In 2006, Murray recognized that mitigating the housing market challenges started with valuing markets correctly and developing the best disposition strategy to mitigate losses, so he launched Vendor Resource Management, Inc. (VRM) — an REO disposition company.
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HOT or NOT May: What's trending in housing right now

Trump administration looks into housing finance reform
President Donald Trump directed the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of the Treasury to compile reports on the reform of government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. But Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Housing and Urban Development is looking into whether the White House interfered with aid approved for Puerto Rico as the island recovered from 2017’s Hurricane Maria.
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