Ginnie Mae Issuance

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December 9, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Commercial Mortgage Lending Could Top $515 Billion This Year, but CMBS Issuance Lags as Lenders Keep Whole Loans

Origination of commercial mortgages could reach $515 billion this year, a slight improvement over 2015, but more lenders – life insurance companies and banks, in particular – are keeping the loans on their books, which doesn’t bode well for CMBS issuance. It’s the same conundrum facing the jumbo residential market: plenty of lending, but not so much in the way of securitization. As Inside MBS & ABS reported recently, issuance of CMBS increased...


December 9, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Solid Growth in Outstanding 1-Family MBS During 3Q16 Aided by Strong Overseas, Fund Investors

The supply of outstanding single-family MBS grew by 1.0 percent during the third quarter of 2016, with strong demand from several key investor groups soaking up new issuance, according to a new analysis by Inside MBS & ABS. The agency MBS market grew by 1.4 percent from the end of June, reaching $5.948 trillion. Ginnie Mae continued to be the fastest-growing program, with total MBS outstanding climbing 2.2 percent during the third quarter to $1.631 trillion. Fannie Mae saw...[Includes two data tables]


December 8, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Detractors Question Carson’s Qualification as HUD Secretary, But Industry Thinks Effectiveness Depends on Key Appointees

President-elect Donald Trump this week officially nominated former Republican primary rival Dr. Ben Carson to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development – a move that elicited mixed responses from industry and government quarters. Carson, a pediatric neurosurgeon, eclipsed possible contenders for the HUD job, including Scott Brown, former U.S. senator from Massachusetts; Ed DeMarco, former acting director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency; Rick Lazio, former Republican congressman from New York; Blaine Leutkemeyer, another Republican lawmaker from Missouri; Brian Montgomery, former FHA commissioner and HUD assistant secretary; and Pamela Patenaude, president of the Terwilliger Foundation for Housing America’s Families. Carson’s nomination is...


December 8, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Agency Jumbo Production Outpaced Traditional Jumbo Originations in 3Q16, Higher Conforming Limits Ahead

The one weak spot in the mortgage market during the third quarter was in traditional jumbo originations, a trend that was reinforced by a significant increase in production of agency mortgages in high-cost markets that exceeded $417,000. An estimated $101.0 billion of non-agency jumbo home loans were originated during the third quarter, down 1.9 percent from the previous quarter. At the same time, production of conforming-jumbo mortgages – loans greater than $417,000 that were securitized by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae – jumped 27.7 percent from the second to the third quarter. Some of the disparity is...[Includes three data tables]


December 2, 2016 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

HUD Fears Cycle of Restatements As IG Withholds Opinion Again

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has expressed concern about the inspector general’s decision to withhold its opinion on the results of FY 2016 audits of HUD and Ginnie Mae. In its audit report, the HUD inspector general said it has issued a disclaimer of opinion on HUD’s fiscal years 2016 and 2015 (restated) consolidated financial statements because of the agency’s failure to deliver both statements and their accompanying notes in a timely manner. In addition, there were several unresolved audit matters from past audits that prevented the IG from completing an examination of HUD’s and Ginnie Mae’s accounts and rendering an opinion. These unresolved matters related to a number of things, including the Office of General Counsel’s refusal to sign a management representation letter, HUD’s improper use of budgetary accounting methods, and the $4.2 billion in ...


December 2, 2016 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

FHA, VA Deliveries to Ginnie Mae Increase During First Nine Months

Total FHA and VA originations increased during the first nine months of 2016 compared to the same period last year, although VA was more active, posting a double-digit production increase, according to an analysis of Ginnie Mae data. Lenders delivered $201.0 billion of FHA loans to Ginnie single-family mortgage pools over the last three quarters, up 4.8 percent from the previous year. Approximately 65.4 percent and 29.3 percent of FHA loans securitized were purchase loans and refinances, respectively. The remainder was loan modifications. VA originations totaled $143.2 billion over the same period, up 22.3 percent from last year. Refinances accounted for 51.9 percent of volume and purchase loans comprised 47.0 percent. The share of FHA loans in agency mortgage-backed securities for the nine-month period was 19.5 percent and 13.9 percent for VA. FHA loans accounted for ...


December 2, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Can Former MBS Trader Steve Mnuchin Privatize the GSEs? And What About the Government MBS Guaranty?

Shortly after being nominated by President-elect Donald Trump to be his Treasury secretary, investment banker Steve Mnuchin midweek dropped a bombshell on the mortgage market: Ending the conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would be a top priority. For the most part, the mortgage industry cheered the news, believing that at the very least, Mnuchin would preserve the federal guaranty on existing MBS and into the future. In fact, the market seems to be betting on it. But now comes...


December 2, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Agency MBS Production Slowed in November as Fannie Issuance Fell Sharply from Previous Month

New production of agency single-family MBS in November was down 8.2 percent from the previous month, according to a preliminary Inside MBS & ABS analysis. Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae issued a combined $134.70 billion of single-family MBS in November, the lowest monthly total since July. A decline wasn’t unexpected: the housing market is on the downslope of its seasonal trend and rising mortgage interest rates are taking some of the steam out of the refinance market. What is a little unusual is...[Includes two data tables]


November 18, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Banks Upped Their Holdings of Residential MBS In 3Q16, Focusing on GSE Pass-Through Market

Commercial banks and savings institutions boosted their holdings of residential MBS substantially during the third quarter, a new analysis of call-report data by Inside MBS & ABS reveals. Banks and thrifts held a record $1.732 trillion of residential MBS in their available-for-sale and held-to-maturity accounts at the end of September, a 2.9 percent increase from June, not including $46.3 billion in trading accounts. The emphasis was heavily on agency pass-through securities, with holdings of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac MBS surging 6.6 percent higher. Ginnie Mae saw...[Includes two data tables]


November 11, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Ginnie Mae Expects New Pooling Requirements for Streamline Refis Will Ease Investor Prepay Concerns

Ginnie Mae’s decision to change the pooling requirements for streamline refinance loans should boost investor confidence and slow new production of GNMA IIs, Deutsche Bank analysts said. The change could be seen as mildly more restrictive than current pooling standards, particularly having more impact on VA loans, which unlike FHA, have no seasoning requirement to qualify for streamline refinancing, said Jeana Curro, bank research analyst. Under new guidance issued last month, in order to be pooled into standard Ginnie I or Ginnie II multi-issuer pools, streamline refi loans must show...


November 11, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Credit Suisse More than Doubles Its Mortgage-Lending Warehouse Securitization Balance to $2.0 Billion

Credit Suisse issued two more series of notes this week on its mortgage-lending warehouse securitization offering, according to Moody’s Investors Service. The $1.20 billion in total new issuance from the Wall Street firm followed two notes it issued in August totaling $800 million. As with the August issuance, the new Mortgage Repurchase Agreement Financing Trust, Series 2016-3 and Series 2016-4, received A2 ratings from Moody’s. All of the deals were underwritten by Credit Suisse and HSBC Securities. The transactions are backed...


November 10, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Analysts Believe Further MIP Cuts Doubtful But Stronger MMI Fund May Convince Them Otherwise

The question of whether FHA should do another mortgage insurance premium reduction is pretty much on stakeholders’ minds as they anticipate the release of the annual actuarial review of the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund next week. Analysts, however, are not ready to change their opinion that further MIP cuts are unlikely. Some analysts said they would reconsider their views if the upcoming report showed strong growth in the MMI Fund, while others believe FHA’s priorities today are different than they were in early 2015, when the agency cut the annual premium for forward mortgages to 0.85 percent. The FHA’s decision to lower the annual MIP was spurred...


November 10, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Fannie Moratorium on Bulk MSR Transfers Could Cause Headaches; Ginnie Acknowledgement Agreement Delayed

Come February 1 of next year, Fannie Mae will temporarily halt bulk transfers of mortgage servicing rights as it upgrades its reporting systems, a change the industry has known about for quite some time, but one that still promises to cause headaches. The moratorium runs from Feb. 1, 2017, through March 31, according to Fannie lender letter LL-2016-01, at a time when seller-servicers are implementing new investor reporting requirements. The government-sponsored enterprise is advising servicers that if they want to avoid disruption they “should not propose post-delivery servicing transfer effective dates that fall during” the two months. According to investment bankers that buy and sell servicing rights for a living, the moratorium can be worked...


November 10, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Private MIs Lose Some Market Share to Government Programs During 3Q16, Radian Keeps Top Ranking

The primary mortgage insurance market remained on track for its best year ever during the third quarter of 2016, as the government-insured sectors gained some ground on private MIs, according to a new Inside Mortgage Finance ranking and analysis. Mortgage lenders originated a record $220.46 billion of home loans with some form of primary MI during the third quarter, a 16.6 percent increase from the previous period. That brought year-to-date primary MI activity to $553.77 billion, just $92.40 billion less than the all-time annual record of $646.17 billion set in 2015. The government-insured market – mostly FHA and VA – was...[Includes three data tables]


November 4, 2016 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

FHA, VA Loan Characteristics Mostly Unchanged in 3Q16

Most loan characteristics for FHA and VA mortgages securitized by Ginnie Mae during the third quarter were consistent with prior periods, though there was an uptick in average loan size. In the FHA space, the average loan amount rose 2.9 percent during the third quarter to $193,352. For VA loans pooled in third-quarter Ginnie mortgage-backed securities, the average rose 2.0 percent to $257,772. That is...[Includes three data tables]


November 4, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Agency Single-Family MBS Issuance Slumped in October as Purchase-Mortgage Sector Lost Steam

After soaring to nearly a four-year high in September, monthly production of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae MBS starting coming to earth in October. The three agencies issued a total of $146.68 billion of single-family MBS last month, down 8.8 percent from September. Even with the downturn, October still ranked as the second-highest monthly issuance since June 2013. Year-to-date production edged...[Includes two data tables]


November 3, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Nonbanks and Second Tier of Mortgage Servicers Gained More Ground During Third Quarter of 2016

With no blockbuster mergers and a relatively subdued secondary market in mortgage servicing rights, glacial momentum continued to reshape the mortgage servicing business during the third quarter of 2016, according to new ranking and analysis by Inside Mortgage Finance. The two forces that have had the biggest impact over the past few years are the growth of nonbanks and the gradual deconsolidation of the servicing market. The combined portfolio of the 23 nonbanks that ranked among the top 50 servicers as of the end of the third quarter jumped 6.9 percent in just three months. The nonbank share of the $7.389 trillion serviced by the top 50 players in the market rose...[Includes two data tables]


October 28, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Commercial Mortgage Securitization Gained Momentum In Third Quarter, But 2016 Still Well Behind Last Year

New issuance of commercial mortgage securities increased substantially during the third quarter, with both the private and agency sectors posting solid gains, according to a new Inside MBS & ABS analysis. A total of $53.14 billion of income properties were securitized during the third quarter, a 33.4 percent increase from the previous period and the strongest three-month output since the second quarter of last year. That brought year-to-date issuance to $137.74 billion, off 12.4 percent from the pace set in the first nine months of 2015, and it would take a huge fourth-quarter surge for the market to reach last year’s total. Non-agency commercial MBS production rose...[Includes one data table]


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