Alt A Mortgage

Browse articles from all of our Newsletters related to Alt A Mortgage.

August 29, 2014 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Subprime Volume Indicators and Performance

A page of subprime and jumbo data.


August 15, 2014 - Inside FHA Lending

Private MIs, VA Overtake Faltering FHA Program

Weighed down by high premium costs and lender overlays, FHA lost more primary market share to private mortgage insurers and the Department of Veterans Affairs during the second quarter of 2014. Although June’s FHA endorsement numbers have not yet been released, the trend seen in April through May, along with Ginnie Mae securitization data, suggest that FHA business was up a modest 11.5 percent from the first quarter. But that increase provides no comfort to FHA, which saw its market share go down to 33.7 percent, a six-year low. From April to May, FHA forward endorsements rose by 2.4 percent to $10.61 billion. On a year-over-year basis, however, endorsements were down from $21.9 billion in May 2013, according to an Inside FHA Lending analysis of agency data. On the other hand, private MI companies reported a total of $44.19 billion of new insurance written (NIW) during the ... [2 charts]


August 15, 2014 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Subprime Volume Indicators and Performance

A page of subprime and jumbo data.


August 15, 2014 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

News Briefs

Moody’s Investors Service this week announced a proposed update to its rating criteria for jumbo mortgage-backed securities. Under the proposed criteria, collateral modeling will be based on a new version of Moody’s Individual Loan Analysis tool as opposed to the portfolio analysis tool Moody’s has used since 2008. Navneet Agarwal, a managing director at Moody’s, said the proposed changes set “a new standard for transparency” ... [Includes six briefs]


August 15, 2014 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

GSEs’ Nonprime Holdings Continue to Run Off

The government-sponsored enterprises’ holdings of nonprime mortgages continue to decline, largely due to runoff, according to a new analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac held a combined $252.22 billion in Alt A and subprime mortgage assets as of the end of the second quarter of 2014, down 18.3 percent from the second quarter of 2013. Purchased/guaranteed mortgages account for ... [Includes one data chart]


August 1, 2014 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Subprime Volume Indicators and Performance

A page of subprime and jumbo data.


August 1, 2014 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

CFPB Aims at ‘Risky’ Loan Features with HMDA

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently proposed a significant expansion of the loan features lenders would need to report under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act. The CFPB said the new data will help gauge whether regulations meant to limit originations of “risky mortgage products” have been effective. The federal regulator is seeking new disclosures regarding credit scores, debt-to-income ratios, qualified mortgage status and loan type, among many ...


August 1, 2014 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Flagstar Gets to Work on IOs Scheduled for Recast

Flagstar Bank has $802 million in interest-only mortgages that are scheduled for principal payments to kick in over the coming years, and in some cases the borrower’s monthly mortgage payment will double. Officials at the bank said Flagstar is working with borrowers that have IOs and delinquencies have been low thus far. “We’ve put a dedicated team together to get ahead of these resets,” Lee Smith, Flagstar’s COO, said last week during the bank’s earnings presentation ...


July 24, 2014 - Inside MBS & ABS

RMBS Liquidations Are Up for First Time in Two Years Due Partly to Growing Bank REO Properties

The conditional default rate, or annualized liquidations, of non-agency MBS loans rose 20 basis points to 4.92 percent in the second quarter, after declining for seven consecutive quarters from 9.76 percent in the second quarter of 2012, Fitch Ratings reported this week. “The recent turnaround in the trend can be partly attributed to a growing portion of bank-held real estate owned properties, which typically liquidate much faster than those that are still in the foreclosure process,” said Fitch. The rate of completed foreclosures to REO property has trended higher for four consecutive quarters. The previous decline in the CDR was driven...


July 18, 2014 - Inside FHA Lending

Endorsements Up for 620-679 Credit Scores

Mortgages with 620-679 credit scores accounted for more than half of FHA’s mortgage insurance business in the first quarter of 2014, up from 42.0 percent a year ago, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s latest quarterly report to Congress on the state of the FHA Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund. Data showed FHA-insured mortgages in the 620-679 credit score range, a band typically identified with borrowers with slightly tainted credit, comprised 51.1 percent of new endorsements in the first quarter. This was up from 50.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013. FHA endorsements in the 620-plus category started trending upward in the first quarter of 2011, while endorsements in the 720-850 credit score range began a slow decline during the same period. The distribution of borrower credit scores continued the migration seen in previous quarters, though at a ...


July 18, 2014 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Subprime Volume Indicators and Performance

A page of subprime and jumbo data.


Poll

Home-equity lending is beginning to show new life. My company (pick one):

Plans to enter this market over the next 12 months.

25%

Is already making home equity loans and hopes to increase the offerings.

45%

Is in the market but don’t expect much growth.

15%

Is not making second liens and has no plans to do so.

15%

Housing Pulse