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January 3, 2014

What We’re Hearing: QM is Almost Here, Now Let us Pray / A New Subprime Lender Emerges / 130 Billion Reasons Why Uncle Sam Loves Fannie and Freddie / Mortgage Executive to Run for Congress

By Paul Muolo

Just how important are Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to the revenue picture of the U.S. government? According to calculations from The Collingwood Group, a Washington-based consulting firm, GSE dividends in 2013 will be the fourth largest source of federal revenue.

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Poll

With rates higher this year, there has been talk of lenders liberalizing their underwriting standards in an effort to increase volume and make up for lower refis.

Do you think your shop will loosen standards over the coming three months?

Yes, but not by much.
Yes, by a lot.
Yes and, heck, we may even do non-QM lending.
No, not at all.
No and we may even tighten credit.

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