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Volume 18 - Number 2

January 24, 2014

S&P: Best Practices Benefit All CRE Participants

Understanding best practices is useful for commercial mortgage servicers and other industry participants in fulfilling business responsibilities. However, understanding how best practices develop – and can be improved – is not only valuable but also serves the whole industry, according to a new report from Standard & Poor’s. There are many examples of best practices that could further improve performance and revise market expectations – for example, the investor reporting package, loan modification ...

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With rates higher this year, there has been talk of lenders liberalizing their underwriting standards in an effort to increase volume and make up for lower refis.

Do you think your shop will loosen standards over the coming three months?

Yes, but not by much.


Yes, by a lot.


Yes and, heck, we may even do non-QM lending.


No, not at all.


No and we may even tighten credit.