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Volume 2017 - Number 49

December 21, 2017

As GSE Reform Waits in the Wings, Fannie and Freddie Continue on as Well-Oiled, Money-Making Machines

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac likely will post healthy combined earnings for the fourth quarter in the range of $4.0 billion to $5.0 billion, according to an analysis by Inside Mortgage Finance. And un-der a surprise revision to their conservatorship terms, they’ll likely be able to keep a good deal of it.

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Who "owns" the mortgage customer that’s brought to a wholesale lender through a loan broker?

The broker. It’s his/her client.
The wholesale/table funder. They’re taking the financial risk.
The broker, but only for the first year. After that, the borrower is fair game.
Hard to answer. It’s a complicated issue.

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