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Volume 22 - Number 7

March 30, 2018

1Q18 Was a Challenge but MSR Markups Helped

The first quarter of 2018 comes to a close on Sunday, with many conventional lenders happy to see it end, but that doesn’t mean the origination downturn – courtesy of higher rates – was a horror show by any means. Certain shops posted modest production declines compared to the fourth quarter of 2017 and several increased lending compared to 1Q17, according to interviews conducted by Inside Mortgage Trends. But perhaps the biggest shot in the arm came from ...

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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.

45%

Yes, but only incrementally.

16%

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

13%

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

26%