The second quarter 2016 Fannie Mae Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey revealed that approximately 90% of surveyed lenders did not have plans to ease credit standards in the next three months. HousingWire staffer Ben Lane takes a look at the results of this survey which showed that lender expectations to ease their standards moved gradually lower since the fourth quarter of 2015.

In addition to this news, the survey that only 4% of lenders on net expect to ease standards on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans in the next three months:

Additionally, Fannie Mae’s report showed that lenders said that they saw a “significant increase” in net demand growth for refinance mortgages across all loan types in the second quarter over the prior three months of the year, a likely outcome given the continued “historic lows” for mortgage interest rates.

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