While most publicly traded companies reported positive results on their production and servicing income, the MBA found that nearly half of the industry failed to turn a profit in the third quarter. (Includes data table.)
Servicing for others by banks and thrifts was nearly unchanged in the third quarter at $3.14 trillion as MSR fair values rose to a historic high of 1.65% of the underlying servicing volume. (Includes data table.)
Guild’s originations unit swung to profitability in the third quarter even as originations declined. Leaders of the nonbank said strong demand from correspondent buyers prompted changes in models used for calculating the value of lock commitments and mortgages held for sale.