Conventional-conforming lending still accounted for over half of first-lien originations in early 2019, but the sector also saw the biggest rate of decline from the previous period. Booming refi business helped the jumbo market. Read More
The National Association of Realtors this week picked apart FHFA's plan to recapitalize the GSEs and release them from conservatorship. NAR, by the way, favors a model where the GSEs are morphed into shareholder-owned utilities.
Pretium Partners, a fund managed by former Goldman Sachs official Don Mullen, is reportedly in talks to buy non-QM lender Deephaven Mortgage. Will a deal come off? Deephaven has Goldman ties as well in the form of CEO Matt Nichols, a former alum of the white-shoe investment banking firm.