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August 12, 2014

Short Takes: Mortgage M&A: Lots of Talk, Not Much Action / New Penn Rolls Out Non-QM Loan / Arizona Mortgage Office Open to Offers / Auction.com Ramps Up Commercial Sales / Walter Seeks a New COO

By Paul Muolo

A top producing office in Arizona for one mid-sized lender is making it widely known that it would like to move the entire staff to another firm...

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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.

47%

Yes, by a lot.

5%

Yes and, heck, we may even do non-QM lending.

14%

No, not at all.

26%

No and we may even tighten credit.

7%