Memorial Day as far as I can remember has always been perceived to be a long weekend celebration with barbeques, beers, get-togethers. In 2000, Congress established a National Moment of Remembrance
, which asks Americans to pause for one minute at 3 p.m. local time in an act of national unity. The time was chosen because 3 p.m. “is the time when most Americans are enjoying their freedoms on the national holiday.” We often take our freedom for granted, and I feel there is no harm in enjoying the holiday. But, we need to pause, recollect, and understand the true essence of being free. This year take time out to honor the fallen through a prayer, moment of silence, flying the flag, attending a ceremony , or other meaningful reflection. Happy Memorial Day!
The 3rd Annual Non-QM Forum is back! Given the state of non-QM loans right now, this couldn’t have been at a better time. A few months ago, Tom Hutchens, the executive vice president of production at Angel Oak Mortgage Solutions
had stated that the non-QM market in the US could grow to as much as $100 billion in 2022, amounting to a four-fold surge over 2021 and reflecting the growing importance of the loan product to the sector. With a shift in the market, there has been a substantial increase in the non-QM market from the traditional lenders and brokers. The Non-QM event is lined up with exciting sessions hosted by the industry stalwarts. We have prepared a list of the top sessions that we feel shouldn’t be missed. Our AUS product
extracts and analyzes income data against underwriting guidelines from different investors to qualify borrowers for the best non-QM product. Come and meet us there for a quick chat or a cup of coffee!
Mortgage bankers only made five basis points on each loan originated in the fourth quarter, preliminary data from the MBA showed, as the cost to produce reached an all-time high. Mike Fratantoni, Chief Economist, MBA said during the group’s Secondary and Capital Markets Conference, that the situation is extremely challenging and similar to what had transpired in 2018. Fratantoni along with Seth Carpenter, Chief Global Economist, Morgan Stanley had shared their opinions about the current economic state of affairs and the impact on the housing and mortgage industry. We have drafted a report highlighting the primary takeaways
from a few selected sessions held at the recently concluded MBA Secondary & Capital Markets Conference & Expo. The report is detailed enough to showcase the key snippets at the event and concise enough to keep boredom at bay 😊
Fannie Mae economists talked to 188 lenders of all sizes and types. 94% said these efforts to modernize the appraisal process are valuable. When technology is seeping into every nook of our ecosystem, why should the appraisal process be left far behind? Lenders attempting to identify back-end inadequacies that can be addressed with technology usually start with the appraisal process, as the challenges surrounding it make it hard to be ignored. The traditional appraisal process is extremely manual, time-consuming, and labor-intensive, providing ample scope for improvement. If not managed properly, this appraisal process can delay closings, frustrate borrowers, and kill deals. However, the right appraisal management technology can deliver remarkable ROI. We have always rooted for technology. I mean we are a software company afterall! The kind of innovative products
that we have designed try to provide an opportunity for mortgage lenders, servicers, and investors to throw tedious tasks out of their worklists and pave a path for a positive ROI.
We are all set for the non-QM forum next week. Looking forward to meeting the industry’s bigwigs, peers, and a few competitors to learn and share experiences, lessons, and market trends. My week was immensely busy preparing for the forum. And also helping a few clients understand how our Vaultedge Income Analyzer
works. It automatically analyzes income for W2 and self-employed borrowers obtained from various data sources.
How about yours?