Jumbo Mortgages

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April 29, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

As SFIG Members Continue to Work on TRID Standards, Rating Services Line Up to Rate New Non-Agency MBS

A lack of formal guidance from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau regarding TRID mortgage disclosures won’t prevent rating services from placing ratings on new non-agency MBS. The rating services are even willing to rate new deals before the Structured Finance Industry Group releases standards for the handling of TRID issues by third-party due diligence firms. However, issuers and investors appear to be less comfortable with liability from the rule the CFPB implemented in October combining the disclosure requirements of the Truth in Lending Act and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. Save for a $331.95 million jumbo MBS issued by Two Harbors Investment at the end of March, no firm has issued a deal that includes loans subject to TRID. On March 18, SFIG proposed...


April 22, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Subprime Volume Indicators and Performance

A page of subprime and jumbo data.


April 22, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Slight Movement in MBS Underwriting Trends

Underwriting standards on the four prime non-agency mortgage-backed securities issued in the first quarter of 2016 loosened marginally compared with the typical prime jumbo MBS issued in recent years, according to a new analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. The combined loan-to-value ratio on prime non-agency MBS issued in the first quarter of 2016 averaged 69.8 percent. That was somewhat higher than the average combined ... [Includes one data chart]


April 22, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Caliber First to Receive ‘Expanded Credit’ Rating

Caliber Home Loans was assessed by Moody’s Investors Service as an originator of “expanded-credit” mortgages last week. Caliber is the first lender to receive a rating from Moody’s for expanded-credit mortgages, which could pave the way for the first rated non-agency mortgage-backed security that includes non-qualified mortgages. The rating service defined Caliber’s expanded-credit mortgages as non-agency mortgages that are not prime jumbo loans. Moody’s said ...


April 21, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Six Months After Implementation of TRID, Mortgage Closing Times Starting to Improve

Closing times for purchase mortgages are starting to recover from delays tied to the TRID disclosure rule, according to results from the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s final rule combining disclosure requirements of the Truth in Lending Act and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act took effect in early October. Average closing times for various mortgage types increased in the following months, though performance has improved recently, according to HousingPulse. For example, the original closing time for purchase mortgages with a downpayment of at least 20 percent where the loan will be delivered to the government-sponsored enterprises was...


April 15, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Non-Agency MBS Market Off at a Dreary Pace In Early 2016, Unique Chase Deal in the Spotlight

New production of non-agency MBS fell sharply in the first quarter of 2016 despite an anomalous rebound in the prime mortgage sector. A mere $8.38 billion of non-agency MBS was issued in the first three months of this year, down 40.8 percent from the fourth quarter and off 64.5 percent from a year ago, according to a new Inside MBS & ABS analysis and ranking. It was the slowest quarter for new issuance since the end of 2013, when just $6.11 billion of new non-agency MBS came to market. The non-agency MBS market remains...[Includes three data tables]


April 8, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Subprime Volume Indicators and Performance

A page of subprime and jumbo data.


April 8, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

News Briefs

A district court of appeals in Florida ruled in favor of a borrower this week in a case involving a foreclosure on a mortgage in a non-agency mortgage-backed security. The District Court of Appeal of the State of Florida, Fourth District, found that the trustee on a non-agency MBS issued by Bear Stearns in 2006 didn’t have the proper documentation to complete a foreclosure initiated in 2009. “An exhibit filed during the trial contained no indication that ... [Includes three briefs]


April 8, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Mortgage Investors Cite Common TRID Errors

The Association of Mortgage Investors recently detailed a number of issues involving the TRID disclosure rule that have been uncovered in pre-purchase due diligence reviews on non-agency mortgages. The example errors were included in a letter from the AMI to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which designed and mandated the new disclosure based on requirements of the Truth in Lending Act and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. “In the near term ...


April 8, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Four Prime Non-Agency MBS Issued in 1Q16, Led by Two Unprecedented Deals

The volume of prime non-agency mortgage-backed securities issued in the first quarter of 2016 reveals little about how the market is functioning, according to a new analysis and ranking by Inside Nonconforming Markets. Some $2.92 billion in prime non-agency MBS was issued in the first quarter of 2016, a 61.3 percent increase from the previous quarter but a 36.4 percent decline compared with the first quarter of 2015. Only four prime ... [Includes one data chart]


April 8, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Are Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Buying Mortgages That Really Aren’t TRID Compliant? Does it Matter?

As the non-conforming secondary market continues to grapple with headaches surrounding TRID errors and scotched jumbo deals, another storm may be brewing: whether Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are buying loans that – if tested properly for violations – would reveal flaws. The good news for the lending industry is that the government-sponsored enterprises are not now conducting routine post-purchase file reviews for technical compliance for TRID errors. The GSEs now are just checking to make sure the new consumer disclosures, which merge the requirements of the Truth in Lending Act and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, are being used. Still, that has not prevented...


April 7, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

TRID Continues to Plague Non-Agency Secondary Market; More Nonbanks Could Hit the Skids

The mortgage industry is keeping the heat on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, urging the powerful consumer regulator to issue official guidance on TRID disclosure errors and assignee liability as problems continue to plague the non-agency secondary market. According to interviews conducted by Inside Mortgage Finance over the past several weeks, problems persist in the secondary because certain jumbo investors won’t buy loans even if there’s just one, minor TRID error...


March 25, 2016 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

VA Jumbo Securitization Rises in 2015 Despite 4th Quarter Decline

Ginnie Mae securitization of jumbo mortgage loans with a VA guaranty rose significantly in 2015 despite a volume drop-off in the fourth quarter, according to Inside FHA/VA Lending’s analysis of agency data. Year-over-year results saw an almost 60 percent increase in Ginnie Mae mortgage securitization backed by VA jumbo loans. This was slightly dampened by 17.1 percent drop in VA MBS production in the fourth quarter from the previous quarter. All top-five VA jumbo securitizers – Wells Fargo, Freedom Mortgage Corp., PennyMac Corp., U.S. Bank, and Quicken Loans – reported significant drops quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year. Wells Fargo delivered a total of $5.0 billion in VA jumbo loans into Ginnie pools, making it the leading jumbo securitizer in that segment. This accounted for 17.7 percent of the market. Freedom Mortgage ended the year with $2.1 billion in ... [ Charts ]


March 25, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Subprime Volume Indicators and Performance

A page of subprime and jumbo data.


March 25, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Jumbo MBS Remains Attractive, for Some

Issuance in the jumbo mortgage-backed securities market has nearly stopped in the first quarter of 2016, but not all issuers are ready to abandon the sector. “The securitization market has been slow to re-open but there’s a lot of optionality to that business to the extent that the banks’ lust for mortgages on their balance sheets changes in different interest rate environments,” said William Roth, CIO of Two Harbors Investment. “The ability for us to grow that business dramatically is there ...


March 25, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Chase Prepares to Issue Unique Non-Agency MBS

JPMorgan Chase is set to issue a $1.89 billion non-agency mortgage-backed security stocked with prime conforming mortgages and jumbo loans. The deal will allow Chase to sell credit risk on some of the mortgages the bank has originated and retained even though the loans were eligible for sale to the government-sponsored enterprises. Chase Mortgage Trust 2016-1 received preliminary AAA ratings from Fitch Ratings and Moody’s Investors Service last week ...


March 25, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Private Sector Works on Solution for TRID Issues; CFPB Is Watching

Proposed standards drafted by due diligence providers for how to handle TRID mortgage disclosure issues could be finalized as soon as next week, according to the Structured Finance Industry Group. TRID compliance violations uncovered by third-party due diligence firms are seen as a major contributor to the slowdown in non-agency mortgage-backed security issuance since the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s TRID rule took effect in October. And some have suggested ...


March 25, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Securitization Rate Nudged Higher in 2015, Still Well Below Post-Crisis Norm

Mortgage securitization made a small comeback in 2015, but softness in the non-agency MBS sector and higher guaranty fees required by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac still played a huge influence in the market, according to a new Inside MBS & ABS analysis. An estimated $1.210 trillion of newly-originated home loans were pooled in mortgage securities last year, representing 69.7 percent of the $1.735 trillion in new first-lien originations. That was up slightly from the 67.8 percent back in 2014, which ranked as the lowest securitization rate since 2004, when just 62.6 percent of new originations were securitized. One issue is...[Includes one data table]


March 24, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

In New LO Comp Era, Indies Have Hiring Edge. Will Depositories Compete? Who Wins the Millennials?

When it comes to attracting and retaining top loan originator talent in the era of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, it looks like independent shops may be the game to beat. One key issue now is whether depository institutions will step up to compete for the top talent in the mortgage space. “If we look back to 2008-2009, the brokers fled as quickly as they could to the independents, the depositories, just everywhere they could, to be able to operate and manage their business,” Drew Waterhouse, managing director of Hammerhouse LLC, said during an Inside Mortgage Finance webinar late last week. As the playing field has become more level with all the different regulations that have been brought to bear since then, “you see...


March 24, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Was W.J. Bradley’s Closure All Related to TRID Errors or Something Else? Are More WJBs Ahead?

Errors in TRID disclosures on jumbo mortgages played a key role in the recent closure of W.J. Bradley Mortgage, but the privately held nonbank may have had other problems as well, according to industry officials who claim to have intimate knowledge of the company’s operations. A thin capital base is one of those problems. An investor in the company and an investment banking official each told...


Poll

Does your lending shop have any plans to make non-jumbo, non-QM loans this year? These would be loans similar to "Alt A" and subprime products made BEFORE standards were loosened severely in the 2004 to 2007 era.

Yes.

33%

No.

33%

It’s under consideration, maybe by 3Q or 4Q.

26%

We were going to until the TRID "error" mess hit.

7%

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