Mortgage Origination Activity

Mortgage Origination Forecasts

Chart showing mortgage origination forecasts from Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Mortgage Bankers Association. Includes forecasts for total originations, refinance originations and purchase originations. The October 2014 data includes annual projections for 2013 to 2016 (no 2016 projections available from Fannie Mae) and quarterly projections from 1Q14 to 2Q15. The May 2015 data includes annual projections for 2014 to 2016 and quarterly projections from 4Q14 to 4Q16. The December 2017 forecast includes annual projections for 2016, 2017 and 2018 as well as quarterly projections for 1Q17 through 4Q18.

As of December 2017

As of October 2015

As of October 2014

Poll

How many new retail loan officers (net) is your shop looking to hire in the first quarter of 2018?

1 to 10. We’re being careful.
11 to 30. We’re feeling slightly bullish.
31 or more. We’re in expansion mode.
None. We’re staying right where we are, for now.
We’re cutting back.

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