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Volume 2018 - Number 46

December 6, 2018

Downloads Available: Agency First-Time Homebuyers Trend: 3Q18

Downloads Available: Top Purchase-Mortgage Lenders: 9M18

Downloads Available: Top Refinance-Mortgage Lenders: 9M18

Downloads Available: Top Lender Channel/Loan Purpose Detail: 9M18

Purchase-Loan Market Began Softening in 3Q18 But Outlook Still Relatively Firm

Cracks began to appear in the housing market during the third quarter of 2018, leading to a modest decline in purchase-mortgage originations, but industry experts continue to predict a rebound next year. [Includes four data charts.]

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