Is There Life After the Refi Boom?

The year 1994 was disastrous for many lenders after the boom of 1993 ended. Originations are headed for a record this year, but how will they do next year?

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Some Servicers Vulnerable to Prepayments

A statistical analysis provides insights into lenders' ability to replace loan runoff in their servicing portfolios.

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Secondary Market for Mortgage Debt Strong

While different concerns are affecting investor decisions in 1998 than in 1997, demand for various kinds of issues remains hearty.

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The $100 Billion Servicing Club Is Reshuffled

The brand new 1997 rankings are rapidly being made obsolete as a wave of merger deals reshapes the industry.

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Headlands Mortgage Reinvents Itself

Midsize lender is finding strong profits in a specialized niche: loans to people with good credit but exceptional circumstances.

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First American Puts It All Together

Fort Lauderdale company, which recently agreed to acquire Contour Software, is the closest thing to a mortgage services supermarket.

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