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Volume 2019 - Number 6

March 15, 2019

Impac Putting a Strong Emphasis on Non-QMs

Impac Mortgage Holdings is shifting its focus on originating non-qualified mortgages amid losses and layoffs due to a tough conforming mortgage market. Impac originated $1.30 billion of non-QMs in 2018, a 46.0% spike from the prior year. The sector accounted for 33.9% of the lender’s originations compared with 12.5% in the previous year. The shift toward non-QMs was even more stark as the year progressed. Impac produced $397.4 million of non-QM in the fourth quarter ...

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