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Volume 2013 - Number 33

September 5, 2013

FHFA May Be Ready to Lower Fannie/Freddie Loan Limits in 2014 and Nothing Can Stop Them

The Federal Housing Finance Agency is expected to announce lower loan limits for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac sometime this fall, a move that warms the hearts of non-agency jumbo originators everywhere, but is causing consternation among certain factions of the market, in particular, Realtors and the California Mortgage Bankers Association. “Any reduction in the loan limit will have a huge impact on the California market,” said Susan Milazzo, executive director of the CMBA. “We’re a high-cost state.” The trade group executive told...

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Does your lending shop have any plans to make non-jumbo, non-QM loans this year? These would be loans similar to "Alt A" and subprime products made BEFORE standards were loosened severely in the 2004 to 2007 era.

Yes.

33%

No.

33%

It’s under consideration, maybe by 3Q or 4Q.

26%

We were going to until the TRID "error" mess hit.

7%

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