Mortgage Profits Plummeted in Fourth Quarter

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Per loan profits of Independent mortgage banks and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks fell dramatically in the fourth quarter of 2017. The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reported a net gain of $237 on each loan they originated down from $929 per loan in the third quarter of 2017. As bad as the quarter was, profitability was still higher than in the first quarter of 2017 when it dropped to $224. ” Production profits plummeted in the fourth quarter of 2017 compared to the third quarter of 2017,” said Marina Walsh, MBA’s Vice President of Industry Analysis. “Purchase volume was lower in the fourth quarter, in part due to normal seasonality. At the same time, there was no substantial pickup in refinancings. While cash-out refinancings grew incrementally to 16 percent of overall production…(read more)

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