Jumbo Mortgages

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March 17, 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.


March 17, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Redwood Ramping Up ‘Expanded-Prime’ Activity

More than half of Redwood Trust’s 406 sellers have started offering the company’s “expanded-prime” jumbo product. Company officials said they’re aiming for the Choice product to account for 15.0 percent to 20.0 percent of Redwood’s jumbo volume this year. The firm launched the Choice product in April, allowing mortgages with debt-to-income ratios up to 49.9 percent, loan-to-value ratios up to 90.0 percent or credit scores as low as 661. Choice mortgages tend to have LTV ratios ...


March 17, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Galton More Lenient on Certain Jumbo Standards

Galton Funding, a new entrant to the jumbo mortgage-backed security market, allows for jumbos with somewhat looser underwriting criteria than typically used in jumbo MBS issued in recent years. The company noted that its programs are aimed at “underserved” borrowers. Moody’s Investors Service said Galton has two prime loan programs: A+ and A. Both allow for more lenient underwriting than other prime jumbo programs and instead align in some instances with ...


March 17, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Bank Holdings of First Liens Increase in 4Q16

Bank and thrift holdings of first-lien portfolios continued to increase at the end of 2016, according to an Inside Nonconforming Markets analysis of bank and thrift call reports. Banks and thrifts held $1.93 trillion in first liens at the end of the year, up 0.4 percent from the third quarter of 2016 and up 3.4 percent from the end of 2015. New additions to the portfolios are generally jumbo mortgages along with some loans eligible for sale to the government- ... [Includes one data chart]


March 17, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

BofA Jumbos Going into MBS

For the second time in five months, mortgages aggregated by Bank of America will be included in a jumbo mortgage-backed security. In both instances, BofA has sold loans to New Penn Financial, with an affiliate of New Penn issuing the MBS. The $280.38 million Shellpoint Co-Originator Trust 2017-1 is scheduled to close at the end of this month. Mortgages aggregated by BofA account for 98.7 percent of the dollar volume of the MBS, according to presale reports by Kroll Bond Rating Agency and ...


March 17, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Retail Gains Share of Jumbo Lending in 4Q, Remains Dominant Channel for Production

The retail channel remains the predominant source of jumbo originations, according to an Inside Nonconforming Markets analysis of survey responses collected by Inside Mortgage Finance. Among the top jumbo lenders, more than four out of five jumbos originated during the fourth quarter of 2016 were through the retail channel. The 81.6 percent retail share of jumbo originations was up from a 79.3 percent share in the fourth quarter of 2015 ... [Includes one data chart]


March 10, 2017 - Inside Mortgage Trends

Correspondent Big Winner in Some Segments

The correspondent lending channel was the big winner last year in terms of increased production and market share – at least in the conventional-conforming and jumbo sectors, according to a new analysis by Inside Mortgage Trends. Competition among the three main production channels evened out in the government-insured market. Correspondent production of conventional-conforming mortgages increased...


March 9, 2017 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Agencies Nipped More Jumbo Share in 2016, Heavy VA Refinance Activity Played a Role

The jumbo mortgage market generally kept pace with the robust growth in first-lien originations last year, but the agency component clearly did better than the non-agency side, according to a new Inside Mortgage Finance ranking and analysis. An estimated $534.57 billion of single-family mortgages with loan balances exceeding $417,000 were produced last year, an increase of 20.0 percent from 2015. That was in line with the 19.0 percent growth in total first-lien production in 2016. But the agency jumbo market – loans in high-cost markets eligible for securitization by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae – was...[Includes three data tables]


March 3, 2017 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

GNMA Issuance Tumbles in 1Q17 Following 2016’s Stellar Volume

Ginnie Mae production fell substantially in February from January as the government-insured lending market continued to lose steam in the first quarter of 2017. Ginnie mortgage-backed securities issuance fell 24.0 percent from January as fewer purchase and refinance loans were pooled for securitization, bringing February’s total issuance to just $32.2 billion. Year-over-year Ginnie MBS issuance, on the other hand, increased by 6.2 percent. The government-insured market set an all-time record of $545.0 billion in originations during 2016, a whopping 31.0 percent jump from the previous year. That total eclipsed previous records for originations of FHA, VA and rural housing loans guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, according to data compiled by affiliate Inside Mortgage Finance. In addition, government-insured lending accounted for a record ... [ 3 charts ]


March 3, 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.


March 3, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

News Briefs

The $356.40 million jumbo mortgage-backed security JPMorgan Chase issued in February 2014 has performed well, according to Kroll Bond Rating Agency. Since issuance, the rating service said JPMorgan Mortgage Trust 2014-1 has experienced minimal delinquencies, no credit-based loan modifications and no losses. As of the end of January, the MBS had an unpaid principal balance of $202.30 million and one mortgage in the deal was 30 days ... [Includes two briefs]


March 3, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

New Batch of Contributors to Non-Agency MBS

The two issuers that recently entered the non-agency mortgage-backed security market included loans originated by lenders that haven’t been significant contributors to nonprime MBS or jumbo MBS. The $145.02 million nonprime MBS from Invictus Capital Partners included mortgages from 21 lenders, led by Calculated Risk Analytics with a 26.1 percent share of the dollar volume of loans in the deal. Calculated Risk Analytics does business as Excelerate Capital, a wholesale lender ...


March 3, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Jumbo Servicers Post Increases in 2016

Most major jumbo servicers increased their portfolios in 2016, according to a new ranking and analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. A group of 30 servicers handled an estimated $921.10 billion in jumbo mortgages as of the end of the year, up 8.7 percent from the end of 2015. Wells Fargo was the top jumbo servicer, with a $279.97 billion portfolio at yearend. While Wells steadily built up its jumbo servicing throughout the year, it lost some ... [Includes one data chart]


March 3, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Galton Brings Looser Underwriting to Jumbo MBS

An affiliate of Galton Funding is preparing to issue a jumbo mortgage-backed security with looser underwriting standards than the super-prime deals that have dominated the jumbo market since the financial crisis. DBRS and Moody’s Investors Service assigned AAA ratings to the planned $254.55 million Galton Funding Mortgage Trust 2017-1. The senior tranche of the MBS will include credit enhancement of 13.50 percent, which is much higher than the 5.00 percent credit enhancement ...


March 3, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Jumbo MBS Issuers Prosper in Small Market, Growth Not Expected Soon

The two major players in the jumbo mortgage-backed security market have seen strong demand for their issuance in recent months. But much broader factors are likely to limit issuance, including ongoing uncertainty regarding reform of the government-sponsored enterprises. Marc Simpson, an executive director at JPMorgan Securities, said 50 investors bought into the bank’s latest jumbo MBS, a $1.03 billion issuance. He said it was a “highwater mark,” as 20 to 30 investors typically ...


February 24, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Nonprime MBS Sector Buzzing with Activity, New Deals from Angel, Galton and Citadel

The once dormant market for MBS backed by newly originated nonprime loans is beginning to pick up steam, with deals unveiled by affiliates of Angel Oak Home Loans and Galton Funding. But that’s not all. According to industry officials who work in the sector, Citadel Servicing Corp., Irvine, CA, is planning a rated security for some time in May and there’s even talk that bond investing giant PIMCO might get in on the action. Origination and investment banking sources, speaking under the condition of anonymity, told...


February 23, 2017 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Wholesale-Broker Channel Saw Drop in Volume During 4Q16, Retail and Correspondent Steady

The relatively strong mortgage origination volume late in 2016 propped up production levels in all three major channels, according to a new Inside Mortgage Finance ranking and analysis. Mortgage brokers saw the biggest decline in volume during the fourth quarter, as production slipped 6.7 percent from the previous three-month cycle to an estimated $56.0 billion. But even with the late-year decline, the wholesale-broker market had...[Includes four data tables]


February 17, 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.


February 17, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

News Briefs

Parkside Lending announced this week that it’s offering a new low-downpayment jumbo mortgage product that includes an option for lender-paid mortgage insurance or borrower-paid MI. The new Jumbo III product joins other wholesale jumbo offerings from Parkside, including mortgages with combined loan-to-value ratios up to 95.0 percent with no requirement for MI. Blackstone Group increased its presence in the market for rental properties by launching Finance ... [Includes two briefs]


February 17, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Chase Changes Strategy with Latest MBS

JPMorgan Chase is preparing to issue another large non-agency mortgage-backed security, but the deal includes some significant differences compared with the two large portfolio risk-transfer MBS the bank issued last year. The biggest change is that Chase appears to be planning to sell most of the MBS to investors. On the two large portfolio risk-transfer MBS that Chase issued in 2016, the bank retained about 90.0 percent of the issuance. At the time, Chase officials cited ...


February 17, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Jumbo Originations Decline for Second Consecutive Quarter, Market Share Down

Originations of non-agency jumbo mortgages declined in two consecutive quarters to end 2016, according to a new ranking and analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. And while jumbo production was up last year compared with 2016, market share for the sector declined during that time. In recent years, jumbo originations and market share have been on a strong upward trend, though the momentum stalled in the second half of 2016. An estimated ... [Includes one data chart]


February 17, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

OCC’s Denial of Favorable Capital Treatment for Chase Portfolio Risk-Transfer MBS May Deter Others

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s denial of favorable capital treatment to a non-agency MBS issued by JPMorgan Chase last year could hinder efforts aimed at convincing banks to return to the non-agency MBS market, according to industry analysts. JPMorgan Chase issued two unique non-agency MBS last year with a total unpaid principal balance of $4.53 billion. The so-called portfolio risk-transfer deals accounted for a whopping 48.6 percent of the prime non-agency MBS issued in 2016. Chase packaged...


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