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Volume 2014 - Number 20

September 26, 2014

Strong Demand for Non-QMs, Supply an Issue

Thereís plenty of consumer demand for loans that donít meet the standards for qualified mortgages, according to industry participants. But more than a year after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau established standards for non-QMs, lenders and investors are still trying to determine the liability posed by the mortgages. Jay Lown, president of Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment, a real estate investment trust managed by Stan Middleman, chairman and CEO of Freedom Mortgage, said Freedom is ...

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With originations expected to drop in 2018, will your shop turn to non-QM/non-prime mortgage products as a way to bolster volumes?

Yes, definitely. We’re planning a launch.


No. It’s still difficult compliance/regulatory-wise.


Maybe. It’s under consideration.


Not now. But things could change as 2018 progresses.