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November 13, 2014

Fannie, Freddie Mortgage Holdings Down Almost 47 Percent Since 2008 Takeover

By Charles Wisniowski

The biggest decline has been in non-agency MBS holdings, mostly Alt A and subprime MBS that have been subject to fast liquidation rates.

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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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