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Volume 29 - Number 21

October 15, 2018

Industry Wants Clarity on Non-QM, Calling for Changes to ATR Rule

Originating home loans that donít meet the qualified-mortgage standard remains a small, but rapidly growing market thatís looking more attractive at a time when agency mortgage lending is slowing. But many lenders are holding back because of a lack of clarity about non-QM compliance. Changes to the ability-to-repay rule may be necessary to move the non-QM niche to the next level, experts say. An estimated $21.5 billion of expanded-credit mortgages ...

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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.
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