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Volume 18 - Number 13

June 27, 2014

Downloads Available: Bank Mortgage Sales Activity in 2014 - as of 1Q14

Bank Loan Sales Plummeted in Early 2014

Secondary market mortgage sales – the lifeblood of mortgage banking income – declined sharply during the first quarter of 2014, according to an Inside Mortgage Trends analysis of bank call reports. Commercial banks and savings institutions sold just $125.7 billion in single-family home loans through their mortgage banking operations during the first three months of this year. That was down 31.1 percent from the fourth quarter and marked the slowest ... [Includes one data chart]

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