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What We’re Hearing

January 10, 2013

Inside Take:

As we noted earlier in the week, Bank of America will sell plenty more in the way of residential mortgage servicing rights this year. But how much more? According to the new issue of Inside Mortgage Finance, how does upwards of $400 billion sound? Will PennyMac be a buyer this time around?

We know that BofA is a repo lender to PennyMac and that over the past year the publicly traded REIT has hired many former bank employees, including correspondent and warehouse officials. Stay tuned and see the story on the IMF website.

 

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The FHA is cutting its annual premium by 50 basis points. How much of a difference will this cut make in your FHA business?

Not much at all—maybe 10 percent at best.
Modestly. We expect a 10 percent to 25 percent gain in applications.
This is a real game changer, 25 percent or better.
Hard to say. This cut may just steal business away from the new Fannie/Freddie 97 LTV effort.

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