A Tale of Two More Mortgage Cities

The nation’s third and fourth most populous cities, Chicago and Houston, are similar in population (both between two and three million) and in the dollar volume of mortgages made in them in 2015 (Chicago $17.8 billion, Houston $17.1 billion, purchased mortgages not...

Mortgage Denials Tilted Toward Refis in 2015

Potential borrowers were more than twice as likely to see their applications for refinancing dollars denied in 2015 as apps for purchase finance. A look at LendingPatterns™ shows $280 billion of refi denials that year, with just $127 billion of requests for purchase...

Small Mortgage Lenders Saw Only a Small Piece of the Pie

It is a tale of two cities, the mortgage lenders with the most assets in 2015 compared to those in the smallest asset group. In my last blog I looked at the 107 lenders with more than $10 billion in assets. They made more than half a trillion dollars in home loans...

Big Mortgage Lenders Went for Jumbos in 2015

The 107 lenders at the top of the mortgage leader board in 2015, the ones with more than $10 billion in assets, made more than half a trillion dollars in home loans during that year (excluding purchased loans). And more than half of that was in jumbo mortgages. All...
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