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Volume 2014 - Number 3

January 24, 2014

Distressed MBS Inventories Grow in Judicial States as Liquidation Rates, Short Sales Decline, Report Says

The number of distressed residential loans backing non-agency mortgage securities dropped by 5 percent in the third quarter of 2013 and by 20 percent from the prior year. This trend, however, could lose some steam in the months ahead. According to the latest report from Morningstar Credit Ratings, clearing the distressed inventory in the non-agency MBS market might take a little longer because the pace of decline has slowed significantly. The number of liquidations has dropped by 39 percent, with approximately 891,000 properties with distressed mortgages still in inventory, it added. In addition, total distressed liquidation as a percentage of total paid-off loans continues...

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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.
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