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Volume 2014 - Number 18

May 9, 2014

Non-QM Lending Is an Attractive Space, But MBS Investor Confidence Needs to be Regained

The sphere of mortgage lending that will exist outside the parameters of the qualified-mortgage standard established by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau represents an attractive opportunity for both lenders and bond buyers, but skittish investors need to be won back before they return and participate to any significant degree. That was one of the key take-aways from a webinar sponsored this week by Inside Mortgage Finance, an affiliated publication. Non-QM mortgages will exist...

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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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