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Independent Mortgage Banks Experience Production Profit Decrease in Q1 2022

Independent mortgage banks (IMB) and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks reported a net gain of $223 on each loan they originated in the first quarter of 2022, down from a reported gain of $1,099 per loan in the fourth quarter of 2021, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) newly released Quarterly Mortgage Bankers Performance Report.

“It was a challenging mortgage market environment in the first quarter of 2022, with rising mortgage rates and

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Mark Buhler

The Surfing Appraiser

Riding the waves of the appraisal profession can result in a range of outcomes and emotions over time. Appraisers, and surfers, have varying levels of

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Timothy Andersen, MAI, MSc., CDEI, MNAA

“Naked, Unarmed, and Alone?”

Question: “My state board recently charged me with authoring a misleading report. I got the client to write a letter to the state indicating my

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