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Volume 2014 - Number 9

April 25, 2014

Hatteras Planning to Acquire New Jumbo ARMs

Officials at Hatteras Financial revealed this week that the real estate investment trust plans to purchase jumbo adjustable-rate mortgages from lenders, branching out from a focus on investing in agency mortgage-backed securities. Hatteras recently established a flow program to purchase agency ARMs from 10 lenders. Michael Hough, the REITís CEO, said the program offers lenders an alternative to selling ARMs to the government-sponsored enterprises and ...

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