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Volume 18 - Number 4

February 21, 2014

REIT Sees Jumbo Opportunity in FHLBanks

Officials at Two Harbors Investment are touting the real estate investment trust’s recent admission into the Federal Home Loan Bank system as a way to diversify funding options for originations of jumbo mortgages, although FHLBank financing may not play a major role in the REIT’s funding in the current environment. In December, TH Insurance Holdings, a wholly owned subsidiary of Two Harbors, was granted membership in the FHLBank of Des Moines. Two Harbors said it appears to be the first REIT to receive ...

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