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Mortgage Performance Continues to Improve

Foreclosures, loan modifications, and forfeitures have been on a decline for a couple years, according to a report form the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. The amount of completed foreclosures dropped from 2 years ago by almost 19,000, while deed-in-lieu-of-foreclosure actions have dropped from 1.2 thousand to 0.8 thousand, Home forfeiture actions in total decreased by 32.3 percent year-over-year.

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Loans and Profits Dip for Independent Lenders

Although profits for processing loans dropped, mortgage lenders with servicing portfolios benefited from higher net servicing financial income in the fourth quarter of 2016 due to increases in the valuation of their mortgage servicing rights. This event was driven by rising interest rates. However, reduced profitability on the production side of the business generally outweighed servicing gains.

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HARP Refinances Hold Steady in Q2

Loans refinanced through the Home Affordable Refinance Program held steady for the second quarter of 2015. According to the Federal Housing Finance Agency's Refinance Report, the total number of loans refinanced through HARP in the second quarter was nearly the same as the number recorded in first quarter.

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