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April 8, 2014

Short Takes: The (Mortgage) Empire Strikes Back! / And the GSE Joiners Are… / The Junior Preferred Shareholders, Where Are They Today? / Yet Another GSE Shareholder Advocacy Group / Come On, You Can Say It: We Like the Current System

By Charles Wisniowski, Paul Muolo

Why doesn’t the MBA, NAHB and National Association of Realtors just come out and say what they really mean, which is this: Leave Fannie and Freddie alone, return them to their shareholders and they’ll never buy another ALT A or subprime mortgage again.

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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.
No, not at all.
No and we may even tighten credit.

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