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Volume 18 - Number 5

March 7, 2014

Buyers Still Show Strong Interest in Mortgage Sector

When the going gets tough in the mortgage industry, nonbank lending firms start pondering the once unthinkable: selling their franchises, hoping the cash will tide them over until the next upswing in the cycle. The situation is no different this time around. Investment banking advisors say there are plenty of potential acquirers – all hunting for bargains – but sellers are picky. “Cheap is the goal now,” said Chuck Klein, a managing partner at Mortgage Banking Solutions ...

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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.


Not in my lifetime.


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