It’s spring and a time when a young man’s fancies turns to love, and a Realtor’s and mortgage lender’s fancies turn to the spring buying season. The timing is good. According to study recently released by Nationwide Economics the housing market is the healthiest it’s been since 2001 with less chance of a downturn like we recently experienced (Housing). That’s some good news for a change and a reason for hope.
More good news for non-bank mortgage lenders. A recent study released by AEI International Center on Housing (Study)reveals that non-bank lenders are outpacing the big banks when it comes to providing loans to homebuyers. Since 2012, the large bank’s mortgage lending share has declined substantially while that of the non-bank lenders has been increasing accordingly.
The housing market is improving so that is good for everyone, not just mortgage lenders, bank or non-bank. A more stable housing market will benefit large banks in many other ways as they offer more diversified products and services to consumers. It will also help business and borrowers. So it looks as though there may be hope for everyone.
For now (not for too long) put aside all the talk about the new TRID rules, FHA guideline changes, tightening or loosening of credit; it’s spring and that means its lending time. The time we wait all year for and this year it looks good.
I sure hope so…Happy Spring!