Jumbo Mortgages

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January 20, 2017 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

Trump Administration Scuttles 25 bps Annual Premium Reduction

The Trump administration has officially set aside the 25 basis point cut in FHA annual premiums in a new mortgagee letter issued by the Department of Housing and Urban Development hours after Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. Mortgagee Letter 2017-07 said that the annual-premium reduction HUD announced on Jan. 9 “has been suspended indefinitely.” Stakeholders will be notified in the event of a policy change, the letter added. The letter confirms reports earlier in the week that the FHA pricing adjustment was about to be spiked. Ben Carson, who had his confirmation hearing before the Senate Banking Committee last week, told lawmakers that he planned to work with the FHA director and financial experts to review the cut. However, the HUD secretary-designate gave no indication as to whether he favored a premium reduction that would benefit thousands of ...


January 20, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Average Jumbo Mortgage Interest Rates and Mortgage Performance

A page of jumbo data and the performance of non-agency mortgage-backed securities.


January 20, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Some Shifts for Loans in Prime Non-Agency MBS

The types of home loans included in prime non-agency mortgage-backed securities issued during the fourth quarter of 2016 varied somewhat compared with issuance from recent quarters, according to an analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. Some $907.8 million in prime non-agency MBS was issued during the fourth quarter. Collateral in the deals shifted more toward adjustable-rate mortgages, interest-only mortgages and refinances. ARMs ... [Includes one data chart]


January 20, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Investors Bid Up New Redwood Jumbo MBS Despite Partial Due Diligence

The jumbo mortgage-backed security Redwood Trust is set to issue on Jan. 20 received improved pricing compared with the company’s previous deal issued in October. The new MBS is fairly similar to the prior bond, indicating stronger demand from investors. The $343.28 million Sequoia Mortgage Trust 2017-1 priced last week. The super-senior tranche priced 1-20 back of Fannie 3.5s, which was four ticks tighter than Redwood’s previous offering, according to an analysis by Wells Fargo Securities ...


January 6, 2017 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

Ginnie MBS Program Set New Records in 2016, VA Soared

Ginnie Mae guaranteed a total of $507.46 billion of single-family mortgage-backed securities in 2016, its biggest annual volume ever, according to a new analysis and ranking by Inside FHA/VA Lending. That was up 16.4 percent from the agency’s previous record of $435.80 billion set in 2015. (Those figures include MBS backed by FHA home-equity conversion mortgages, which are not included in the table below or in the rankings on pages 3-5.) In 2016, Ginnie guaranteed $497.03 billion of MBS backed by traditional forward mortgages, also a record, which was up 16.9 percent from the previous year. The biggest factor in last year’s record-setting production was the boom in VA lending, particularly VA refinance loans. Issuers securitized a record $203.03 billion of VA loans last year, up 33.0 percent from the 2015 total. Some 54.3 percent of those loans were refinance transactions. Total VA refi loan ... [4 charts]


January 6, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Average Jumbo Mortgage Interest Rates and Mortgage Performance

A page of jumbo data and the performance of non-agency mortgage-backed securities.


January 6, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

News Briefs

Redwood Trust is preparing to issue a $343.28 million jumbo mortgage-backed security, according to a presale report by Kroll Bond Rating Agency. Sequoia Mortgage Trust 2017-1 will include mortgages from 132 lenders, led by Quicken Loans with a 7.8 percent share. Servicing for loans in the MBS will mostly be handled by Shellpoint Mortgage Servicing. Redwood will retain 1.0 percent of the dollar volume of the MBS, according to KBRA. Three firms ... [Includes two briefs]


January 6, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Wide Variety Among Lenders on Jumbo Denials

The denial rate on jumbo mortgages varies significantly among lenders, according to an Inside Nonconforming Markets analysis of data from the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act. Among the top 25 lenders, denial rates for jumbo applications in 2015 ranged from a low of 2.3 percent to a high of 76.8 percent. Overall, the top 25 lenders denied 18.1 percent of the $367.49 billion in total unpaid principal balance for jumbo-mortgage ... [Includes one data chart]


January 6, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Bank First-Lien Holdings Up Again in 3Q16

The portfolio holdings of first-lien residential mortgages at banks and thrifts continued to increase during the third quarter of 2016, according to a ranking and analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. Banks and thrifts held $1.93 trillion in first liens at Sept. 30, up 1.6 percent from the previous quarter and a 3.9 percent increase compared with the third quarter of 2015. Originations and acquisitions of mortgages – both jumbos and non-jumbos ... [Includes one data chart]


January 6, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Investors Push for Standardized Reps and Warrants

A number of large investors that purchased non-agency mortgage-backed securities before the financial crisis have indicated that they won’t be willing to invest in new issuance until issuers standardize representations and warranties. “Investors have lost confidence in the architecture of this market,” an investor said in December at the Structured Finance Industry Group’s RMBS Symposium, which was produced by Information Management Network. The investor was frustrated ...


January 6, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Prime Non-Agency MBS Issuance Tumbles, Sector ‘in Limbo’ With Only 4 Active Issuers

Issuance of prime non-agency mortgage-backed securities fell sharply during 2016 from already low issuance levels, according to a new ranking and analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. Forecasts for issuance this year are largely subdued, with some industry analysts noting that the prime non-agency MBS market is “in limbo.” Some $9.32 billion in prime non-agency MBS were issued in 2016, a 22.8 percent decline from the previous year. Issuance volume ... [Includes one data chart]


December 23, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Trends

Jumbo Is Most Retail-Focused Market Segment

Mortgage lenders that generate a lot of jumbo home loans tend to rely heavily on their retail production platforms, while third-party originators play a bigger role in agency-eligible production. That’s one finding from an Inside Mortgage Trends analysis of exclusive survey data collected by Inside Mortgage Finance. Lenders participating in the survey reported that 80.3 percent of their third-quarter jumbo production came through their retail platforms ... [Includes two data charts]


December 16, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Average Jumbo Mortgage Interest Rates and Mortgage Performance

A page of jumbo data and the performance of non-agency mortgage-backed securities.


December 16, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Broker Jumbo Production Down in 3Q16

Mortgage brokers played a somewhat diminished role in jumbo mortgage originations during the third quarter, according to an exclusive Inside Nonconforming Markets analysis and jumbo lender profile. Survey data from Inside Mortgage Finance show that brokers were responsible for just 3.9 percent of jumbo originations in the third quarter, down from 4.5 percent in the previous period. The retail (79.8 percent) and correspondent (16.3 percent) shares were ... [Includes one data chart]


December 16, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Proposals Not Enough to Revive Non-Agency MBS

Proposals aimed at reviving the issuance of non-agency mortgage-backed securities have done little thus far to get volumes anywhere near the levels seen before the financial crisis. Industry participants suggest that there are a number of factors beyond proposed standards from trade groups that are limiting issuance. The American Securitization Forum started its effort to revive the non-agency mortgage-backed security market in 2009. The first post-crisis jumbo MBS backed by newly originated ...


December 16, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

SoFi Joins Jumbo MBS Market with Strong Underwriting; Chase Preps Another Deal

Social Finance, a nonbank that started offering mortgages in 2014, is preparing to issue a $168.79 million jumbo mortgage-backed security, according to presale reports. It will be the first jumbo MBS from SoFi, which originated all of the mortgages backing the deal. While SoFi started operations in 2011 as a peer-to-peer or marketplace lender, Fitch Ratings noted that its funding strategy has evolved to more traditional sources, such as banks and other large financial institutions ...


December 16, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Securitization Rates Jumped Higher in 3Q16, Possibly Aided by Growing GSE Share of Big-Ticket Mortgages

The mortgage securitization rate jumped significantly higher during the third quarter of 2016, spurred by a bigger market share for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. A total of $416.5 billion of relatively newly-originated mortgages were included in single-family MBS issued during the third quarter, according to a new Inside MBS & ABS analysis. That figure, which excludes modified loans and most mortgages aged more than three months, represented 71.2 percent of the $585.0 billion of first-lien mortgages originated during the period. During the second quarter, the securitization rate was...[Includes one data table]


December 9, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

RMBS Market Will Keep Evolving in 2017 With More Varied Collateral, New Structures

New non-agency MBS issued in 2017 will likely include more diversified collateral and feature some structural changes, analysts at Moody’s Investors Service said in a new report this week. The rating service projected that non-agency prime jumbo volume will remain steady in 2017, while issuers will continue to explore non-traditional asset types, such as re-performing and non-performing loans, reverse mortgages, non-qualified mortgages and nonprime transactions. “Although prime jumbo deals will start to include loans with slightly lower FICOs and higher loan-to-value ratios than those loans included in 2016 transactions, collateral quality will remain...


December 9, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

SFIG Unveils Sample Deal-Agent Agreement and Bondholder Communications Plan in 5th Edition of RMBS 3.0 Green Paper

The Structured Finance Industry Group this week put more flesh on the bones of its proposed deal-agent role in future non-agency MBS and introduced a plan for improved communications among MBS investors. The fifth edition of SFIG’s RMBS 3.0 Green Paper adds recommendations on data standardization, enforcement mechanisms for breaches of deal terms and materiality standards. The new proposal on bondholder communications was drafted...


Poll

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.
I believe the new White House may scuttle the idea so it doesn’t matter.

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