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Volume 2014 - Number 10

May 9, 2014

GSE Loans to Overtake Jumbos at Redwood

In the fourth quarter of 2013, Redwood Trust launched its program to acquire mortgages to be sold to the government-sponsored enterprises. The real estate investment trust’s GSE conduit activity is now poised to overtake the jumbo activity that Redwood has been known for in recent years. Redwood acquired $1.09 billion in residential mortgages in the first quarter of 2014, with jumbos accounting for 72.6 percent of the activity. Officials said the real estate investment trust’s goal is to ...

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