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Volume 18 - Number 18

September 5, 2014

Profitability Surges on Rising Production Volume

There is nothing like a robust rebound in mortgage production activity to bolster mortgage banking profitability. New data from the Mortgage Bankers Association show that the average mortgage banking operation saw net income quadruple during the second quarter, jumping from a measly $342,000 net profit in the first three months of the year to $1.374 million. The MBA quarterly performance survey found that 81.5 percent of participating lenders reported positive pretax income ...

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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.


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