Rise of the Rentals

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Th e M Rep o RT | 31 s e r v i c i n g a na ly t i c s s e c o n da r y m a r k e t Department ORIGINATION o r i g i nat i o n departments SERVICING ORIGINATION ANALYTICS SECONDARY MARKET what's inside? 32 Putting a Spotlight on Prime First-Time Buyer Markets 32 Credit Standards Show 'Little Sign of Easing' 33 Agents Predict Competitive Spring Season 33 Jumbo Offerings Open Up Credit Access 34 Is the All-Cash Trend Moderating? 35 Overvalued Markets on the Rise 35 Originators Describe Struggles in Changing Market 35 Purchase Volumes Fail to Lift March Applications 36 Sunny Days Ahead for Growth? 36 2013 Originations Down 14%; Wells Fargo Stays on Top 37 Private Mortgage Insurers Launch New Trade Group 37 Fifth Third Exits Wholesale Space 40 One-Third of Bankers to Lend Only Within QM 41 OIG: CFPB's Supervisory Activities Need Improvement 41 Billions of Servicing Rights Up for Grabs 42 Closing Costs Sink Profits at Independent Mortgage Banks 43 CFPB Sees Major Uptick in Complaints 43 GSE Ramps Up Fines for Late Reporting 45 Servicing, Political Leaders Meet to Tackle Today's Challenges 46 41% of Homes Unaffordable on Two Median Incomes 47 Despite Challenges, Housing Still Attractive 47 National Recovery Measure Rises to 88% 47 Construction Spending Ticks Up 48 American Feelings Mixed on Housing's Present, Future 48 Investor Interest Wanes 49 One-Third of For-Sale Homes Considered 'Unaffordable' 50 As Industry Morphs, So Do Employment Needs 51 Around the U.S. 52 Down Payment Percentages Continue to Trend Down 53 Consumer Confidence Rebounds to 6-Year High 53 Chicago Ranks as Nation's Most Affordable Market 56 Report: Second-Home Mortgage Market Is Alive and Well 56 Treasury Official Chimes in on Housing Finance Reform 57 DeMarco Leaves FHFA 57 Freddie Mac's Portfolio Declines in February 58 Senate Banking Leaders Unveil Housing Finance Reform Proposal 59 Realtors Urge FHA to Change Rules on Premiums 60 Analysts Revise Forecasts Following Weak MBS Issuance 60 Former RMBS Trader Convicted in Fraud Case 62 Coalition Launches to Protect Shareholders in Fannie, Freddie Debate 62 HUD Gives Grants for Homeless Assistance Programs 62 BofA, FHFA Settle in Securities Suit 63 FHFA, Credit Suisse Reach $885M Agreement

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