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Volume 2014 - Number 11

March 20, 2014

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Banks Increase Holdings of Adjustable-Rate Mortgages with a Focus on Jumbo Loans

Bank and thrift holdings of adjustable-rate mortgages have increased significantly in recent years, according to an analysis by Inside Mortgage Finance, driven in part by originations of jumbo mortgages. Banks and thrifts held $647.42 billion in ARMs in portfolio as of the end of 2013, according to call-report data. The total ARM portfolio increased by 0.7 percent last year, the third annual increase in a row, while the aggregate bank and thrift retained portfolio of first-lien mortgages fell 3.0 percent. ARMs accounted for 37.1 percent of the bank/thrift mortgage portfolio at the end of 2013, compared to just 31.9 percent at the end of 2011. Lenders have to keep generating...[Includes two data charts]

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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?

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2 to 3 years. GSE reform is complicated.


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