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Volume 11 - Number 4

February 26, 2018

Downloads Available: FHA Trends: 2009-4Q17

Downloads Available: Top FHA Lenders: 12M17

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FHA, VA Lose Market Share in 4Q, Jumbos Down, HECMs Improve

FHA and VA single-family originations fell in the fourth quarter of 2017 due to a decline in purchase mortgage originations that was offset somewhat by an increase in refinance business. FHA endorsed $237.3 billion in forward single-family mortgages in 2017 notwithstanding an 11.9 percent drop in the fourth quarter. FHA production also dropped 7.1 percent year-over-year. Market observers attributed the decline in FHA originations to high mortgage insurance premiums, stiffer competition from private lendersí low-downpayment programs, and a more aggressive conventional-conforming mortgage market. A new analysis by Inside Mortgage Finance also found that government-backed lending and the jumbo market saw the biggest production declines from the prior quarter. In particular, IMFís research found that FHA, VA and U.S. Department of Agriculture rural-housing originations fell ... [Charts]

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