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Fitzpatrick: Focus on Manufacturing Fitzpatrick: Focus on Manufacturing

Manufacturing quality is key and should be upfront, according to Brian Fitzpatrick, president and CEO of LoanLogics.

Pallotta: Fear Keeps Underwriting Tight Pallotta: Fear Keeps Underwriting Tight

Lenders have a real fear of opening up the credit box, according to Frank Pallotta, managing partner, Loan Value Group.

Hurt: Some Risks Are Tough to Mitigate Hurt: Some Risks Are Tough to Mitigate

You can take fraud largely off the table, according to Dave Hurt, vice president and regional manager, global capital markets, data and analytics, CoreLogic. What you can't take off the table is risk the that someone will say a borrowers was improperly counseled.

Sturges: Underwriting Is Tight, But Lenders Have No Choice Sturges: Underwriting Is Tight, But Lenders Have No Choice

The risks require lenders to keep a very tight lid on underwriting, says Deborah Sturges, president, Hallmark Home Mortgage; chairman, USA Wholesale.

Imura: G-Fees Are a Concern Imura: G-Fees Are a Concern

Paul Imura, CMO, ISGN, says a way to mitigate GSE g-fees is needed in single security.

Compliance Concerns May Only Intensify Compliance Concerns May Only Intensify

A lot of people are worried about making loans outside the qualified mortgage rule once it takes effect, says Dave Hurt,VP at CoreLogic. "The clock is ticking toward January 2014," says Deborah Sturges, president, Hallmark Home Mortgage; chairman, USA Wholesale.

Why Underwriting Is So Tight
Some attendees at the Mortgage Bankers Association's recent national secondary market conference think loan quality is good, but underwriting is too tight. Here's why:

 

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