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Volume 22 - Number 24

November 21, 2018

Seasonality and Higher Rates Spell Layoffs for Many

It’s that time of the year again: Declining originations mixed with seasonality are causing consternation among residential originators, with lay-off notices proliferating at shops both large and small. However, a greater sense of panic is beginning to seep in this time around. Rates are the highest they’ve been in several years and the purchase-money sector is beginning to look long in the tooth. The nation’s largest home lender, Wells Fargo, recently announced plans to chop 900 ...

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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.