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CMG acquires Norcom Mortgage’s retail assets

Housing Wire

California-based multichannel mortgage lender CMG Financial announced on Thursday that it acquired Norcom Mortgage ’ s retail assets, expanding its operations in the Northeast with the addition of 25 branches from Maryland to Maine. The acquirer works in the retail, wholesale and correspondent channels.

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Retail losses lead February decline in reverse mortgage volume

Housing Wire

Reverse mortgage volume dropped in February compared to the month prior, and new data compiled by Reverse Market Insight (RMI) shows that the primary culprit for the month was retail reverse mortgage originations. The retail channel volume decrease of 15.7% effectively “masked” a gain of 3.9%

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NewRez restructures retail division, cuts senior managers

Housing Wire

Top 10 mortgage lender and servicer NewRez is restructuring its distributed retail mortgage business, which has resulted in cuts to regional and divisional managers. NewRez declined to comment on recent M&A rumors , but an executive said its retail platform is not for sale. That’s not an accurate statement.”

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Planet Home Lending hires Doug Long to expand its retail branch network 

Housing Wire

Long, who brings more than 20 years of experience in the mortgage industry, will be responsible for building Planet’s retail networks and will also have a focus on product development, the company said. Its strategy has focused on acquisitions in both correspondent and retail channels.

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Retail reverse mortgage production took a hit in January

Housing Wire

While reverse mortgage volume in 2024 got off to a rocky start, new data that breaks out retail Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) endorsements versus wholesale production showed that it was the former that took the bigger hit in the first month of the year, based on new data compiled by Reverse Market Insight (RMI). on a per-unit basis.

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Homestar Financial Corp. to cease retail operations

Housing Wire

to suspend retail operations. The Gainesville, Georgia-based lender announced plans to cease retail operations while accepting mortgage locks through Oct. The decision to shut down retail operations comes on the heels of additional mortgage volatility driven by the macro economy, Homestar said in a statement.

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CMG acquires Homebridge’s retail assets 

Housing Wire

struck a deal to acquire the retail division of Homebridge Financial Services , the companies announced on Monday. CMG Mortgage, which claims it originated more than $19 billion in 2022, said the M&A deal seeks to increase its footprint on the retail lending business. California-based CMG Mortgage, Inc.

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