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BY Allison Bisbey
Many lenders are still reluctant to give mortgages to borrowers with less-than-pristine credit, yet such loans are far more likely than prime jumbo loans to be bundled into collateral bonds. Sreeni Prabhu of Angel Oak Capital credits banks' behavior and higher interest rates for that reality.
Cities and states across the Midwest experienced some of the largest home price gains in the country in June, according to Black Knight Financial Services.  more »
In just a few years, a popular mall with high-end anchor stores and boutique retail tenants can fall into substandard property condition, leaving commercial mortgage bond investors with outsized losses on their exposure to these properties.  more »
The mortgage application forms from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should make for stronger loans, according to an analyst at Moody's Investors Service.  more »
Fitch has taken a slightly dimmer view of Midland Loan Services' ability to workout distressed commercial mortgages.  more »
Producer Profile
"Graceful" may not be the first word that comes to mind when thinking about last year's "Know Before You Owe" disclosure implementation, but one Texas loan officer has a different perspective.
The results of the 2016 Top Producers Survey reflect a year of booming business for loan officers, both in terms of the dollar volume and number of loans reported by each loan officer.
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