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Loan buybacks haven’t disappeared, but they are trending down

Housing Wire

The loan repurchase trend that began to sting many mortgage originators in 2022 appears to finally be winding down, according to a recent report by Sterling Point Advisors and Augment Analytics. We’re seeing a downward trend in total [loans] repurchased [on a dollar basis], and that’s true for both Fannie and Freddie,” Ludden said. “I

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Busting VA mortgage loan myths

Housing Wire

Unfortunately, too many misconceptions persist among real estate and even mortgage industry professionals about the VA home loan, and those misconceptions have big (and negative) impacts. Earlier in my life, I was directed away from using a VA loan when I purchased my first home. A VA loan is a mortgage partially backed by the U.S.

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Nearly half of loans processed in Q1 showed fraud risks: FundingShield

Housing Wire

Nearly half (48%) of a $65 billion portfolio of loans processed during the first quarter of 2024 contained vulnerabilities to wire and title fraud , according to a report released Wednesday by FundingShield. The portfolio of loans examined included residential, commercial investor and business purpose loans.

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UWM sued over ‘corrupt’ scheme with brokers to steer loans

Housing Wire

The plaintiffs claim they hired independent mortgage brokers, believing the wholesale channel was the best option for getting affordable mortgages because these professionals can shop around — a different model from loan officers employed by retail lenders. “As And even those offerings generally do not convert into actual savings for clients.”

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Need Curated Pre-foreclosure Lists to Generate New Real Estate Leads? Trellis Has the Data!

Trellis is a state trial court research and analytics platform that provides Real Estate Professionals (Buyers, Foreclosure, Loan Modification, etc.) with LEADS on Pre-Foreclosures, Lis Pendes, Distressed Assets and more — to help uncover **new** opportunities and grow their business. The process is quick and easy — and all in real time.

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New American Funding onboards top Chicago loan officer 

Housing Wire

New American Funding (NAF) has snagged top Chicago loan officer Larry Steinway as it looks to grow its presence in the Chicagoland area. billion of loan volume in his nearly 30-year career, started at NAF on April 1 as its vice president producing area sales manager tasked with expanding the lender’s footprint in the Chicagoland area.

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Average IMB lost $2,109 per loan in Q4 2023

Housing Wire

Independent mortgage banks (IMBs) and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks reported an average net loss of $2,109 on each loan they originated in the fourth quarter of 2023, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). Loan production expenses averaged around $7,389 per loan.

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