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Volume 2014 - Number 2

January 17, 2014

Lenders Planning Non-QMs Other Than IOs

While many major banks plan to offer mortgages that don’t meet qualified mortgage requirements, the originations will largely be limited to interest-only mortgages for well-heeled borrowers. A handful of smaller players have plans to offer a different sort of non-QM, aimed at borrowers with higher debt-to-income ratios or via hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages. Among the firms targeting the non-QM space beyond IOs is Fenway Summer, headed by Raj Date, the former deputy director at the CFPB ...

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HUD has announced a 25 basis point cut in FHA premiums, which is slated to take effect in late January. Is your lending shop for or against a cut in FHA premiums?

For. It should help lending volumes.
Against. The private MI sector should take on this risk, not the government.
Too early to say.
I believe the new White House may scuttle the idea so it doesn’t matter.

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