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Critical defects increase as refi market fades

Mortgage lenders generated more defective loans in the second quarter, reflecting the transition from a refinance to a purchase market, according to ACES Quality Management’s latest critical defect report.

The critical defect rate climbed to 2.27% in the second quarter of 2021, ending the trend of improvement in the previous two quarters. In the most recent quarter, it was 2.01%, according to the report published on Tuesday. For the coming months, the expectation is that the rate may be volatile.

The report is based on post-closing quality control data from details ⇒

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