Competition from jumbo loans and recent delays in key secondary market regulations are key hurdles holding back the long-awaited return of this secondary market, which is making some strides in other areas.

“On the secondary market side I see confidence coming back as home values across the country start to bottom out and banks are starting to feel more comfortable with people’s equity in their homes,” said Robert Cohan, president of Beverly Hills, Calif.-based mortgage banker Carlyle Financial.

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