Independent Mortgage Banker Profits in U.S. Down 51 Percent in 2018

Mortgage Bankers Association | April 22, 2019

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Annual Mortgage Bankers Performance Report, independent mortgage banks and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks in the U.s. made an average profit of $367 on each loan they originated in 2018, down from $711 per loan in 2017. "Despite a healthy economy in 2018, the mortgage market suffered, as rate hikes hurt refinancing volume and low housing inventories priced some potential homebuyers out of the purchase market," said Marina Walsh, MBA's Vice President of Industry Analysis. "For mortgage companies, there was the perfect storm of lower production revenues combined with rising expenses, which together contributed to the lowest net production income per loan since 2008. Production revenues per loan dropped despite study-high loan balances in 2018.  At the same time, production expenses per loan grew to a study-high of $8,278 per loan last year."

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To flip a house means first purchasing a property and then selling it for a profit. There are generally two main strategies to buying and flipping houses: buy low and sell high or buying a house and making significant repairs and renovations to it before reselling it. Flipping houses can be quite profitable, although at some risk, thus making flipping houses for a living a popular career choice within the real estate industry. Now that we have addressed “what is flipping houses,” let us move on to how to get started flipping houses, and how to flip houses for a living.

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