The refinance boom that has taken the industry to unheard-of heights is also giving mortgage executives the jitters - making recruiting difficult and driving salaries up.

"A lot of people are very wary about where they go and what jobs they take," said Peter Hall, with the San Francisco-based executive search company Chartwell Partners.

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