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Volume 2018 - Number 11

March 15, 2018

Loan Production Volume Starting to Pick Up After A Sluggish Start in 2018. Giants on the Horizon?

Several residential lenders suffered through a challenging start to the new year but loan production is starting to warm up as the spring homebuying season nears. Still, higher interest rates are causing consternation with many shops openly worried about plummeting refis and lower profit margins.

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With loan volumes declining, does your shop have plans to enter the non-QM lending market in 2019?

Yes, definitely. A solid move forward.


Yes, but only incrementally.


We’re pondering a move into non-QM, but haven’t made up our mind.


No, definitely not. We view it has too risky.