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Volume 2014 - Number 20

May 22, 2014

Downloads Available: Originations by Production Channel - 1Q14

Downloads Available: Top Retail and Third-Party Originators - 1Q14

Downloads Available: Top Correspondent and Broker Originators - 1Q14

Downloads Available: Agency Seller/Issuer Activity by Channel - 1Q14

Retail Market Share Declined in Early 2014 As Refi Volume Fell, Correspondents Gain

All three loan-production channels saw significant declines in volume during the first quarter of 2014, but retail had the biggest downturn, according to a new Inside Mortgage Finance ranking and analysis. Retail production declined 24.6 percent from the fourth quarter to an estimated $138 billion, the lowest quarterly volume since the fourth quarter of 2008. Retail lending, which includes traditional loan-origination offices and consumer-direct operations, was down 60.0 percent from the first quarter of last year, slightly worse than the 58.0 percent downturn in the overall market. However, retail is...[Includes four data charts]

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