Mortgage bankers funded $26.6 billion of Jumbo loans during the third quarter of 2011, a handsome 30% gain from the same period a year earlier, according to new survey figures compiled by ASR sister publication National Mortgage News (NMN) and the Quarterly Data Report.

What makes the gain so impressive is that total industry-wide fundings fell 20% in 3Q11 compared to the third quarter of 2010.

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