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Volume 2017 - Number 49

December 21, 2017

GSE and Other Low-Downpayment Programs Utilized More In 2017, Represents Highest Use Since Being Re-Introduced

More first-time homebuyers took advantage of the government-sponsored enterprisesí 97 percent loan-to-value mortgage products this year Ė to the point where they likely took away market share from the FHA program.

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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.


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


Maybe. It’s under consideration.


Not now. But things could change as 2018 progresses.