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Volume 2017 - Number 2

January 20, 2017

Performing Subprime Mortgages Ripe for Refis

A significant number of borrowers with subprime mortgages originated in 2002 and beyond are prime targets for refinances, according to analysts at Black Knight Financial Services. More than 600,000 subprime mortgages are currently performing, according to Wesley Winter, a senior modeler at Black Knight. He said that while all of the borrowers aren’t necessarily attractive targets for refinances, there’s $10.0 billion to $25.0 billion in potential refi opportunities involving ...

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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.


No, not at all.


No and we may even tighten credit.