The Death of The Mortgage Broker Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

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Mortgage brokers have apparently reclaimed both their reputations and their market share in recent years according to Archana Pradhan, a risk management analyst for CoreLogic. She writes in the company’s blog that brokers’ share of the conventional conforming mortgage market hit 16 percent earlier this year. While this is only half its share before the housing crisis when it accounted for about one-third of originations, it has doubled since 2011. Mortgage brokers’ reputation for loan quality took a substantial hit during and immediately after the crisis as foreclosure rates jumped. Their market share began to slip in 2008 as some lenders stopped offering credit through this channel. It had fallen to 7 percent by 2011. Now that their business is returning, Pradhan says their loans are performing…(read more)

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