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Volume 22 - Number 18

August 31, 2018

Downloads Available: Agency Channel/Purpose Loan Characteristics: 2Q18

Downloads Available: Agency Channel Analysis: 2Q18

Channel Credit Trends Vary by Agency

Loans originated in the retail channel and delivered into agency mortgage-backed securities continued to show a lower risk profile than mortgages acquired from correspondent originators or funded through mortgage brokers, according to a new Inside Mortgage Trends analysis of MBS data. The average credit score for retail originations was 727.27 in second-quarter agency MBS, 6.47 points higher than the average for correspondent loans and ... [Includes two data charts]

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