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Volume 18 - Number 12

June 13, 2014

Mixed Views on Mortgage Outlook for Banks

The environment is ripe for bank mortgage lenders to see improvements in the coming months, according to industry analysts. However, even as interest rates remain at low levels, there has yet to be a significant increase in originations of purchase mortgages. “The mortgage market has slowed, but things aren’t all bad for banks,” Standard & Poor’s said last week in an analysis of banks’ mortgage revenue. The rating service noted that mortgage banking results ...

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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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