Insignia principal Damon Germanides was interviewed this week, on April 21, 2020, in Bloomberg.com in the piece “Wealthy Mortgage Borrowers Face Cold Shoulder From Lenders,” authored by Prashant Gopal, John Gittelsohn, and Shahien Nasiripour.
The article covers the counterintuitive situation in which many holders of jumbo loans find themselves in. With federal rates approaching zero, those seeking an advantageous refinance are finding lenders unavailable to offer favorable terms. Because jumbo loans are not backed by the federal government, they’ve gone from a lucrative market for banks to a near-pariah overnight.
Mr. Germanides is quoted at the end of the article in a comment on how a rock-solid homebuyer he’s working with is finding it more challenging to obtain a mortgage than he would have before the pandemic crisis hit. Loans are still going through, but it is harder “get them across the finish line.” Read the whole article here.