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Big 4 Banks 3Q Mortgage Volume

The big four banks combined to write $175.4 billion in new mortgages during the three months ended Sept. 30. That is 24% lower than what these lenders wrote a year earlier. BofA’s drop noted below is a big contributor to the overall drop. Wells Fargo originated $89 billion in new mortgages, down 12% from the

Big 4 Banks 3Q Mortgage Volume

The big four banks combined to write $175.4 billion in new mortgages during the three months ended Sept. 30. That is 24% lower than what these lenders wrote a year earlier. BofA’s drop noted below is a big contributor to the overall drop. Wells Fargo originated $89 billion in new mortgages, down 12% from the

New Foreclosure Plan. How Realtors Assn Spins Data.

The U.S. Treasury Department is exploring a plan that could help 1 million or more homeowners avoid foreclosure. It applies to non-agency (in securities not issued by government agencies) mortgages, and is an attempt to promote modifications of delinquent or defaulted home loans, including write-downs of principal, by bringing fresh private capital into the market.