Mortgage Bank Profits Doubled in Q2

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Mortgage originators surveyed by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) saw production profits more than double in the second quarter compared to what had been a dismal Quarter One. Independent mortgage banks and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks told MBA they had averaged a net gain of $1,686 on each loan originated during the quarter, up from $825 per loan during the previous period. Marina Walsh, MBA Vice President of Industry Analysis, commented in the company’s Quarterly Mortgage Bankers Performance Report that “Production profits more than doubled in the second quarter of 2016, as production volume rose and expenses dropped to a level not seen since the third quarter of 2015. Mortgage lenders also benefited from higher loan balances that reached a series-high of $245,394 and drove…(read more)

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