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Volume 29 - Number 35

September 13, 2012

Downloads Available: Jumbo Mortgage Originations 2008 - 2Q12

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Agency Jumbo Programs Slowed in Second Quarter But Continue to Dominate Market for Big-Ticket Mortgages

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac both saw substantial declines in deliveries of home mortgages with balances exceeding $417,000 during the second quarter, offsetting a significant increase in FHA originations of conforming jumbo loans. Combined, the three agencies did $24.1 billion in conforming jumbo mortgage business – loans on single-unit properties in the lower 48 states that exceed the old $417,000 loan limit. That was down 16.3 percent from the first three months of 2012 at a time when overall mortgage origination volume fell 5.2 percent. Meanwhile, originations of non-agency jumbo loans rose...[Includes two data charts]

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What will Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s new 97 LTV programs mean for your business?

It will give our business a big boost as there is a lot of pent up demand for the product.
It will have only a minor impact on our overall business as we already are doing high LTV business through FHA and some of our high LTV FHA business is likely to shift to Fannie and Freddie.
It won’t have any impact on our business as we plan to steer clear of all high LTV business – particularly in the GSE market.

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