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Volume 2017 - Number 19

May 18, 2017

Downloads Available: Mortgage Originations by Product - 2000 - 1Q17

Downloads Available: Top Conventional Conforming and FHA/VA Producers - 3M17

Major Product Categories All Saw Big Drops In 1Q17 Originations; GSE Market Pounded

Nonprime products such as subprime and non-qualified mortgage loans held up better than industry mainstays during the sharp drop in origination volume in the first quarter of this year, according to a new Inside Mortgage Finance ranking and analysis. Conventional conforming remained the biggest component of the market, accounting for 53.0 percent of first-lien mortgage originations in the first three months of 2017. But the estimated $204.0 billion of such loans produced during the period was down 36.6 percent from the fourth quarter. Government-insured lending was...[Includes two data tables]

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31 or more. We’re in expansion mode.

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