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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 thatís good news for investors trying to package the loans into MBS. But thereís 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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This weekly covers the secondary mortgage market, including mortgage-backed securities and asset-backed securities.



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With rates higher this year, there has been talk of lenders liberalizing their underwriting standards in an effort to increase volume and make up for lower refis.

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