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Volume 2014 - Number 2

January 17, 2014

Liability a Concern with Non-QM Originations

A significant number of lenders report that the liability posed by loans that don’t meet qualified-mortgage standards is so large that they won’t offer non-QMs. Others would like to offer non-QMs but can’t at the moment because they don’t have portfolios and a secondary market for non-QMs has yet to develop, due at least partly to liability concerns. “The risks of liability and protracted litigation are greatest for these loans where there is no presumption of compliance and there is a strong ...

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After the November elections, how long will it take for a new Congress and White House to pass GSE reform legislation?

I’m confident a bill will be passed the first year.


2 to 3 years. GSE reform is complicated.


Sadly it won’t happen in a Clinton or Trump first term.


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