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Volume 2014 - Number 10

March 14, 2014

Is the Future Getting Brighter for Securities Backed by Re-performing Mortgages?

The re-default rate on re-performing mortgages continues to fall and that’s good news for investors trying to package the loans into MBS. But there’s also a concern that the prices being paid for re-performing loans in the secondary market are getting a bit rich because of a renewed interest in the asset class. Rich Mason, senior vice president of secondary marketing for the Vertical Fund Group, Irvine, CA, said...

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After the November elections, how long will it take for a new Congress and White House to pass GSE reform legislation?

I’m confident a bill will be passed the first year.


2 to 3 years. GSE reform is complicated.


Sadly it won’t happen in a Clinton or Trump first term.


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