Jumbo Mortgages

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July 24, 2015 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Subprime Volume Indicators and Performance

A page of subprime and jumbo data.


July 24, 2015 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Hatteras Plans to Issue Jumbo MBS by Year-End

Hatteras Financial has ramped up its efforts to acquire jumbo mortgages and plans to issue a jumbo mortgage-backed security before the end of the year, according to officials at the real estate investment trust. “Our portfolio plus commitments of jumbo [adjustable-rate mortgages] today is estimated to be about $258 million, so we’re making progress and nearing scale where we can consider securitization,” Benjamin Hough, Hatteras’ president and COO, said this week ...


July 24, 2015 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Mixed Disclosure on Chase’s New Jumbo MBS

Investors interested in the jumbo mortgage-backed security from JPMorgan Chase that’s set to be issued next week received new disclosures with sometimes confusing information thanks to a rule from the Securities and Exchange Commission. JPMorgan Mortgage Trust 2015-4 will have a balance of $388.34 million, according to presale reports published last week by Kroll Bond Rating Agency and Moody’s Investors Service. A week before the presale reports ...


July 24, 2015 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Nonbanks Top Contributors to 2Q15 Jumbo MBS

Two nonbanks, led by New Penn Financial, were able to outpace First Republic Bank in contributing to jumbo mortgage-backed securities issued in the second quarter of 2015, according to a ranking and analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. New Penn was identified as contributing $145.80 million to the $3.11 billion in jumbo MBS issued during the second quarter. Quicken Loans followed with $139.43 million in contributions. First Republic Bank ... [Includes two data charts]


July 24, 2015 - Inside MBS & ABS

Factors Favor Non-Agency MBS in Second Half 2015, Outlook Cautious on Agency MBS Basis at Mid-Year

Market factors are more favorably disposed toward non-agency MBS in the second half of the year than for agency bonds, according to a mid-year review and outlook from Deutsche Bank. “For the second half of 2015, we are cautiously optimistic for the non-agency MBS market, given the favorable fundamentals and technicals,” said Deutsche Bank analysts, who expect home price appreciation and servicer practices to continue to be the two biggest drivers of the MBS credit. On the technical front, the most important factor that affected legacy RMBS is...


July 23, 2015 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Mortgage Production Volume Continued Gaining Strength in 2Q15; Heady Rally in FHA Lending

The mortgage market cranked up new originations significantly during the second quarter of 2015, lifting production to its highest level in nearly two years, according to a new analysis and ranking by Inside Mortgage Finance. Lenders produced an estimated $445 billion of first-lien single-family mortgages during the second quarter, an increase of 23.6 percent over the first three months of 2015. It marked the strongest origination volume since the second quarter of 2013, when the industry was in the middle of a refinance boom that generated over $2 trillion in new production over a 12-month period. The party this time around doesn’t look...[Includes two data tables]


July 17, 2015 - Inside MBS & ABS

First Jumbo MBS Subject to SEC’s Due Diligence Disclosure Requirements Includes Wide-Ranging Loan-Level Details

JPMorgan Chase has released an expansive look into third-party due diligence findings on a pending jumbo MBS under new disclosure requirements from the Securities and Exchange Commission. The increased loan-level disclosures could boost investor confidence in new non-agency MBS. Documents filed through the SEC’s electronic system and posted on the agency’s website include detailed, loan-level reports from three due diligence firms that examined mortgages set to be included in JPMorgan Mortgage Trust 2015-4. American Mortgage Consultants, a due diligence provider, said...


July 10, 2015 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

Issuance of Government-Backed Ginnie MBS Increases in 2Q15

Ginnie Mae issuance of government-insured mortgage-backed securities rose a whopping 47.3 percent in the second quarter of 2015 from the previous quarter, powered by a robust FHA refinancing volume, according to an Inside FHA/VA Lending analysis of agency data. Government-backed Ginnie MBS production in the second quarter totaled $117.5 billion, up from $79.8 billion in the prior quarter. Volume year-to-date also increased by 57.7 percent from the first six months of last year. From May to June, government-backed securitization increased a modest 2.9 percent. FHA loans comprised 62.6 percent of Ginnie MBS issuance in the second quarter while VA accounted for 33.7 percent. Securitized loans with a Rural Housing Service guaranty represented 3.6 percent of total Ginnie MBS issuance during the period. FHA loan securitization was robust in the second quarter, as volume ... [ Charts ]


July 10, 2015 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Subprime Volume Indicators and Performance

A page of subprime and jumbo data.


July 10, 2015 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

News Briefs

Underwriting standards for jumbo mortgages tightened for the second consecutive month in June, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. The MBA’s credit availability index for jumbos was slightly below the post-crisis peak set in April. The government-sponsored enterprises and Common Securitization Solutions announced this week that eight organizations will be included in an advisory group regarding the common securitization platform ... [Includes three briefs]


July 10, 2015 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Impact of Higher Interest Rates Unclear

For the non-agency market, the impact of anticipated action by the Federal Reserve on short-term interest rates depends on whether interest rates on mortgages also increase, according to industry analysts. Industry participants continue to wait for the Fed to increase the federal funds rate and ponder the impact higher rates will have on originations and performance. “The effect of an interest rate increase on new residential mortgage-backed security transactions will ...


July 10, 2015 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Jumbo MBS Withstands Rating Reviews

Two rating services in the past month have completed reviews of jumbo mortgage-backed securities issued in 2010 and later. The reviews led to numerous rating confirmations, some upgrades and no downgrades, prompting questions about whether criteria for rating jumbo MBS are too stringent. “I’d guess the rating services internally said ‘never again’ for downgrades,” said one participant in the jumbo MBS market. Officials at Fitch Ratings and DBRS ...


July 10, 2015 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Jumbo MBS Issuance Declines in 2Q15 After Growing Three Consecutive Quarters

Issuance of jumbo mortgage-backed securities leveled off in the second quarter of 2015 after posting strong gains in the previous three quarters, according to a new ranking and analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. Some $3.11 billion in jumbo MBS was issued in the second quarter, down 32.5 percent from the first three months of the year. After unexpected fluctuations in interest rates in mid-2013, jumbo MBS issuance averaged ... [Includes one data chart]


July 10, 2015 - Inside MBS & ABS

Non-Agency MBS Issuance Slumped in 2Q15 In All Three Active Production Categories

New production of non-agency MBS declined sharply from the first quarter to the second quarter of 2015, although year-to-date issuance suggests that 2015 could top last year’s total output. Just $13.92 billion of non-agency MBS were issued during the second quarter, a 40.0 percent tumble from the first three months of the year. The first quarter of 2015 was the biggest quarter in non-agency MBS issuance since the second quarter of 2009. The biggest components of the market have been...[Includes three data tables]


June 26, 2015 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

Handbook FAQs Hold No Surprises, But More Guidance Expected

The frequently-asked-questions guidance to using the FHA’s consolidated Single Family Policy Handbook is good to have though it shows just how complicated the FHA’s mortgage origination process is, according to lenders. In fact, the updated FHA handbook could still be confusing to borrowers simply because a lot more information is concentrated in one source, lenders said. According to the FHA, the more than 290 FAQs will enable lenders to make operation adjustments before the handbook goes into effect on Sept. 14, 2015. The FAQs are for information purposes only and do not apply to current FHA policies. They do not establish or modify policy contained in the handbook. The FAQs reiterate information in the handbook under headings such as Credit Underwriting, Closing and Insuring, FHA System Support and Consumer Information. Industry observers noted that the FAQs did not ...


June 26, 2015 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

FHA Jumbo Originations Rise in 1Q, Purchase Loans Fuel Increase

FHA jumbo loan production rose nearly 36.9 percent in the first quarter, ending the period with $3.8 billion in new volume, according to an Inside FHA/VA Lending analysis of agency data. Volume includes all FHA loans exceeding $417,000. It was also up significantly, 59.6 percent, from the same period a year ago. Purchase loans accounted for 52.8 percent of FHA jumbos originated during the first three months of 2015, and 93 percent were fixed-rate purchase and refinance loans. The top five FHA jumbo lenders – Quicken Loans, Wells Fargo Bank, Prospect Mortgage, Pinnacle Capital Mortgage Corp., and LoanDepot – reported increases on a quarter-to-quarter basis. Together, the elite group accounted for 13.0 percent of the FHA jumbo market. The largest quarter-to-quarter increases were mostly mid-level FHA jumbo lenders. For example, 12th-ranked Freedom Mortgage, a top player in the ... [ 1 chart ]


June 26, 2015 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Subprime Volume Indicators and Performance

A page of subprime and jumbo data.


June 26, 2015 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Mixed Response for Redwood’s Latest Innovation

A new feature Redwood Trust has included in its two most recent jumbo mortgage-backed securities has prompted support from AAA investors along with mixed reactions from rating services. The $356.45 million Sequoia Mortgage Trust 2015-2 issued in April and the $343.21 million Sequoia Mortgage Trust 2015-3 that was issued this week included a unique stop-advance feature. Servicers of the loans won’t be allowed to provide advances of principal and interest on loans that are 120+ days delinquent. The jumbo MBS were rated by Kroll Bond Rating Agency and Moody’s Investors Service ...


June 26, 2015 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Statute of Limitations Ruling a Concern

A recent ruling by the New York Court of Appeals regarding the statute of limitations for representation-and-warranty claims on non-agency mortgage-backed securities has caused concerns for some participants in the new-issue jumbo MBS market. In ACE Securities v. DB Structured Products, the court ruled that the statute of limitations for claims of breaches of reps and warrants starts when a deal is closed, not when a potential breach is discovered. Lawyers involved in non-agency MBS were divided on how the ruling would impact issuance going forward ...


June 26, 2015 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Variety Seen in Jumbo Underwriting Standards

While the characteristics of loans included in jumbo mortgage-backed securities continue to be strong overall, industry analysts note that there are significant differences in “soft” underwriting guidelines used by lenders. “Not all underwriting guidelines, and exceptions to guidelines, are created equal,” analysts at Morningstar Credit Ratings cautioned in a recent report. “Some originators recently have introduced programs that make qualifying for financing easier and require less income documentation.” The company, which is making a new push to rate jumbo MBS, reviewed the guidelines of a number of the most active jumbo originators and aggregators ...


June 19, 2015 - Inside MBS & ABS

Concerns Raised About the Stop-Advance Feature Redwood Is Including in Its New Jumbo MBS

Redwood Trust is preparing to issue its second consecutive jumbo MBS that includes a new stop-advance feature. While officials at the real estate investment trust said the feature has been well received by AAA investors, Fitch Ratings warned late last week that it introduces some risks to deals. The stop-advance feature being used by Redwood prevents servicers from providing advances of principal and interest on loans that are 120+ days delinquent. The feature was first used on the $356.45 million deal Redwood issued in April and is set to be included in a pending $343.21 million jumbo MBS from the issuer. Fitch didn’t rate...


June 18, 2015 - Inside Mortgage Finance

More Equity Regained in Early 2015, But Many Underwater Homeowners Face Daunting Odds

Although the negative-equity rate declined in the first quarter, more than half of underwater homeowners are far from recovering. A recent report shows more than 4 million homeowners had mortgages that were at least 20 percent more than their home’s value. With little to no chance of homes appreciating by 20 percent anytime soon, those owners would struggle to break even on a sale. This is...


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