In 2018, residential originations suffered but that didn't crimp the pay packages of CEOs and other top executives at publicly traded mortgage companies. Leading the pack: Douglas Lebda, CEO of Lending Tree at $42.3 million.
Is the White House getting cold feet on administrative reform of Fannie and Freddie? Maybe, maybe not, but it appears the Federal Housing Finance Agency may not release its GSE capital rule until December. Read More
Mortgage Grapevine: MSR auctions have been few and far between of late, but all that may soon change. Meanwhile, Stearns Lending has secured the cooperation of its largest bondholder, PIMCO, to reduce its debt load. Now, it's just a matter of time and working with the bankruptcy court.