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January 13, 2014

Short Takes: Here Comes HARP 3.0? / Who is Walter Investment Talking To? / Fear the ATR / QM and its Effect on First-Time Home Buyers / Mel Watt Names Top Advisors at FHFA

By Thomas Ressler and and Paul Muolo

We continue to hear reports that Walter Investment Management is talking to a fairly large nonbank about a possible acquisition.

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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.
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No and we may even tighten credit.

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