Mortgage lenders are quite pleased with the housing market

Mortgage broker
Mortgage broker

Home sweet home doesn't mean quite what it used to. Not to homeowners who want to sell their home but can't, thanks to a weak market. Not to those facing foreclosure, who will soon lose the roof over their heads. Not to the potential home buyers who are having more trouble securing loans than they used to. And not to real estate agents, who are having more trouble selling those houses these days and are seeing their commissions dropping.

But mortgage lenders like the old saying just fine, and as a group, they're probably quite pleased by the current state of the market.