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October 7, 2014

Short Takes: Student Lender Enters Jumbo Mortgage Space / How are Mortgage Lenders Feeling? Not So Good / Ralph Nader Unhappy with GSE Decision / Why is Johnson-Crapo Even on the Senate Legislative Calendar?

By Brandon Ivey and and Paul Muolo

Quick question: What’s the difference between student loan debt and mortgage debt? One is impossible to extinguish by going through bankruptcy.

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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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