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Volume 2017 - Number 41

October 27, 2017

Between Multiple Hurricanes and Wild Fires, a Market Develops for a New Breed of ‘Scratch and Dent’ Loans

With just over 4.5 million mortgage borrowers potentially affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, a secondary market is beginning to develop for mortgages that were originated and closed prior to the storm – but had not yet been placed into a security. According to bidders in the market, the early action focuses on loans that are “stuck” on warehouse lines. But the mortgages cannot be securitized until the property (if damaged) can be brought up to code and re-inspected ...

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This weekly covers the secondary mortgage market, including mortgage-backed securities and asset-backed securities.

 

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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.

33%

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

20%

Maybe. It’s under consideration.

33%

Not now. But things could change as 2018 progresses.

13%