Mortgage origination trend

Mortgage origination trends increasing, heading for pre-crash territory

Eric Garland DataLab

First-lien mortgage origination trends seem to indicate that consumer sentiment is increasing. This last quarter marked the strongest gains in the sector seen since 2013, and lacking a secular weakness in the sector – a recession – trends seem to indicate that housing may get as hot as it was in the last decade.

Competitive Futures predicted the last financial¬†crisis due to the housing sector, and we are tuned in on potential factors that might create the next one. Much of the rampant criminality has been removed, and the Federal Reserve appears vigilant…but watch this space.