While the staggering $2.6 trillion of refinance originations in 2020 captured most of the industry's attention, the purchase-mortgage market also hit an annual record of $1.4 trillion. (Includes five data charts.)
Warehouse providers racked up $137.0 billion of commitments at year end, arming nonbanks with the credit they needed to make a record amount of new loans. A repeat performance in 2021? Probably not, but a good year nonetheless is expected. (Includes data chart.)
Rohit Chopra’s nomination for director of the Consumer Financial Bureau appears to be a lock in the Senate Banking Committee. While laying out his priorities, he said the agency will not dictate housing-finance policy.