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Volume 2017 - Number 20

September 29, 2017

Downloads Available: HMDA Sales of HIgher-Priced Mortgages - 2012-2016

HMDA Data Show Uptick in High-Cost Mortgages

Mortgage lenders sold $49.74 billion of high-cost home loans to a variety of secondary market investors last year, according to a new Inside Nonconforming Markets analysis of Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data released late this week. Sales of high-cost mortgages rose 19.1 percent from 2015 to 2016, and accounted for 3.3 percent of total loans sold last year. HMDA reports are required to flag loans with interest rates that exceed the benchmark prime offered rate – basically the rates for Freddie Mac mortgages – as well as loans that are subject to special consumer protections under the Home Owner Equity Protection Act. Sales of HOEPA loans totaled...[Includes one data table]

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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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