The list of top originators of loans to purchase homes in the first quarter looks like a Who's Who of large California thrifts, with a bank- owned mortgage company thrown in to keep things interesting.

A survey of the top purchase originators in the major metropolitan counties of 19 states showed they were mostly savings and loan associations, led by World Savings and Loan, Oakland, Calif. The study was done by TRW Redi Property Data, Riverside, Calif.

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