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Volume 2014 - Number 4

February 14, 2014

FHLBanks an Option to Fund Jumbo Originations

One of the biggest challenges for nonbanks that want to originate jumbos is finding capital to fund the operations. Two Harbors Investment appears to have found a unique source of capital for non-agency originations: a government-sponsored enterprise. In December, TH Insurance Holdings, a wholly owned subsidiary of Two Harbors, was granted membership in the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines. Officials at Two Harbors said the company appears to be the first real estate investment trust to receive ...

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HUD has announced a 25 basis point cut in FHA premiums, which is slated to take effect in late January. Is your lending shop for or against a cut in FHA premiums?

For. It should help lending volumes.
Against. The private MI sector should take on this risk, not the government.
Too early to say.
I believe the new White House may scuttle the idea so it doesn’t matter.

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