Despite the recent ebbing of the refinancing boom, the mood is expected to be upbeat in Chicago this week as some 1,800 mortgage executives gather for one of the industry's biggest conventions of the year.

"Everybody's origination is up, everybody's making loans, and the interest rates are down," said Herman F. Churchwell, chairman and chief executive officer of Hamilton, Carter, Smith & Co., Beverly Hills.

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