Brandon Ivey

Senior Editor, Inside Nonconforming Markets

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Originations May be Slowing (Compared to 2017) but Investor Demand is Strong
July 20, 2018 Don Brown of Optimal Blue: The industry is “at or near a high-water mark” in terms of the number of mortgage investors.

Short Takes: Investors Unite is Not Happy / Are the GSEs ‘Zombie’ Like? / Non-QM Lender Verus Hikes Loan Cap to $5 Million / LoanSnap Raises More Capital / A New Hire for Servicing Advisor MorVest
July 19, 2018 Of course, there are some in the industry who will argue Fannie and Freddie are hardly zombie-like at all...

MBA Chairman-Elect: Lenders in a Game of ‘Chicken’ on LO Compensation
July 18, 2018 MBA Chairman-Elect Chris George said the CFPB could make some adjustments to LO comp regulations, providing lenders with more...

Nonprime Mortgage Executive Calls Investor Demand ‘Unlimited’
July 17, 2018 Some Wall Street firms are now quietly extending repo lines to originators of non-QMs...

Non-Agency MBS (Backed by New Production) Hits Another Quarterly Record
July 16, 2018 Prime jumbo mortgages continue to account for the majority of non-agency MBS issuance…

Short Takes: A Change of (Jumbo) Heart at Wells Fargo / An Anti GSE ‘Intifada’? / Looking the Other Way on Charter Creep? / DeMarco for FHFA Director? / Production Official Bolts Movement Mortgage for Union Bank / Correction
July 16, 2018 Capital Alpha said its choice to be the next FHFA director is Ed DeMarco, who held the job once before...

Wells’ Mortgage Originations Down in 2Q, Bank Set to Include Some Jumbos in Non-Agency MBS
July 13, 2018 While originations increased on a quarterly basis, Wells reported lower mortgage banking income and a shrinking production...

Mnuchin Hoping for Congress to Complete Bipartisan Housing Finance Reform in Next Term
July 13, 2018 Congress should complete bipartisan housing finance reform during the two year term that begins in January, according to...

Latest Expanded-Prime MBS from Redwood Somewhat Smaller than Previous Deals
July 13, 2018 Sequoia Mortgage Trust 2018-CH3 will be a $416.96 million issuance, according to a presale report by Kroll Bond Rating Agency.

Short Takes: Administrative Reform of the GSEs / Opinion on Government Guarantee / VA Lenders Could Close Over ‘Orphan’ Mess / End of LIBOR a ‘Certainty’
July 13, 2018 If Congress is unable to pass housing finance reform, Steven Mnuchin, secretary of the Treasury Department, said on Thursday...


With mortgage production down noticeably this year from 2017, how many lenders might disappear via M&A or failure during the next 12 months?

10% or less. It’s not that bad out there.
11% to 25%. It’s a challenging market.
25% to 40%. It’s going to be very ugly.
No opinion.

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