Jumbo Mortgages

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August 26, 2016 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

Purchase Lending Fires Up FHA in First Half, Refis Push VA Volume

FHA saw a modest rise in originations midway through 2016 compared to the same period last year, but VA did a lot better with a double-digit increase in loan production, according to an analysis of Ginnie Mae data. Lenders delivered $123.0 billion of FHA-insured loans to Ginnie pools during the first half of 2016, up 8.4 percent from the previous year. FHA’s midyear production was driven by a surge in purchase-mortgage lending in the second quarter, which also pushed volume higher for VA as well as conventional-conforming mortgages. Government-backed lending rose 32.3 percent from the first quarter to approximately $131.0 billion in second-quarter originations, according to Inside Mortgage Finance, an affiliate publication of Inside FHA/VA Lending. It was the highest three-month total for government-insured lending on record, although private mortgage insurance did more business in the ... [2 charts]


August 26, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Subprime Volume Indicators and Performance

A page of subprime and jumbo data.


August 26, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Luther Burbank Pushing Jumbo Non-QMs

Officials at Luther Burbank Savings see promise in the types of jumbo mortgages that many larger banks aren’t willing to originate in significant numbers: non-qualified mortgages. Jason Pendergist, president of consumer and commercial banking at Luther Burbank, said there’s a “massive opportunity” in non-QM jumbo mortgages. He said Luther Burbank focuses its originations on prime jumbo borrowers and first-time homeowners. Big banks have been willing to offer ...


August 26, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Redwood Denies Rumor of Jumbo MBS Suspension

Redwood Trust has no plans to suspend issuance of jumbo mortgage-backed securities, according to Kristin Brown, a vice president and head of investor relations at Redwood. The Redwood official was responding to a report by Asset-Backed Alert, which cited anonymous sources claiming that the real estate investment trust will issue a jumbo MBS during the third quarter then “pull back from the market indefinitely.” Brown said that while additional transactions are always ...


August 26, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Jumbo MBS from Chase Includes Many Non-QMs

JPMorgan Chase is preparing to issue a $302.27 million jumbo mortgage-backed security where non-qualified mortgages will account for 20.2 percent of the loan balance, according to presale reports. All of the mortgages in the planned JPMorgan Mortgage Trust 2016-2 were originated by First Republic Bank via the retail channel. Most prime MBS issued since QM standards took effect in 2014 have been backed solely by QMs and the few deals that have included non-QMs tend ...


August 26, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Jumbo Originations Increase Sharply In 2Q16 as Big Banks Battle for Loans

Strong competition among big banks helped increase originations of jumbo mortgages during the second quarter, according to a new ranking and analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. An estimated $101.0 billion in jumbos were originated in the second quarter, up 31.2 percent from the previous quarter. Through the first half of 2016, an estimated $178.0 billion in jumbos were originated, a 7.9 percent increase from the first half of 2015. Jumbo mortgages ... [Includes one data chart]


August 26, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Mortgage Securitization Rate Drifts Slightly Lower In 2Q16 and Remains Well Below Post-Crash High

A total of $333.1 billion of residential MBS backed by freshly originated home loans were issued during the second quarter of 2016, a 30.3 percent increase over the first three months of the year. But that trailed the 34.2 percent surge in primary-market originations during the same period. The result was a further decline in the mortgage securitization rate, from 67.3 percent in the first quarter to 65.3 percent in the second, according to a new Inside MBS & ABS analysis. It marked the lowest securitization rate since 2004, when the non-agency MBS market was just beginning to take off. The biggest decline was...[Includes one data table]


August 26, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Debt Sales by Nonbank Mortgage Firms are on the Rise. And Why Not? The Cost of Money is Cheap – for Some

One of the fastest-growing top-10 originators, loanDepot, this month came to market with a $150 million debt financing deal that portends good things for other firms looking to raise capital in a tough stock market. “The cost of money has really come down for nonbanks,” said consultant Paul Hindman. The privately held loanDepot disclosed...


August 26, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

REIT MBS Holdings Up Modestly in 2Q16 With Most of the Increase Coming From Two Harbors

Real estate investment trusts that specialize in residential MBS posted a slight increase in their agency MBS holdings during the second quarter of 2016, along with a drop in non-agency MBS. The 16 publicly traded mortgage REITs tracked by Inside MBS & ABS had a combined residential MBS portfolio of $234.65 billion at the end of June, a gain of 0.9 percent from the previous quarter. However, 11 of the institutions reported declining balances, including the two largest REITs at the top of the ranking. Two Harbors Investment reported...[Includes one data table]


August 25, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Steady as She Goes in Subservicing Market but Sector Could be Poised for Growth as Firms Go ‘Capital Lite’

The nation’s subservicers increased their base of contracts to $1.615 trillion in the second quarter, a modest 1.6 percent gain from the prior period, but a handsome 17.0 percent improvement from the same period a year earlier, according to survey figures compiled by Inside Mortgage Finance. Overall, these third-party processing vendors – who split the monthly fee with the actual owner of the servicing strip – control 15.9 percent of all residential mortgage debt in the nation. A year ago the reading was 14.0 percent. And it’s...[Includes one data table]


August 12, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Subprime Volume Indicators and Performance

A page of subprime and jumbo data.


August 12, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

News Briefs

Underwriting standards for jumbo non-qualified mortgages were largely unchanged in the second quarter of 2016 compared with the previous period, according to the Federal Reserve’s senior loan officer opinion survey. Some 53 respondents didn’t change their underwriting standards for the loans compared with the previous quarter, while three respondents loosened underwriting for the loans “somewhat” and two tightened somewhat. Four of the ... [Includes two briefs]


August 12, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Jumbo Servicing Portfolios Increase in 2Q

Many servicers increased their jumbo portfolios during the second quarter, including both banks and nonbanks, according to a new ranking and analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. A group of 30 servicers handled an estimated $863.40 billion in jumbo mortgages as of the end of June, up 2.0 percent from the previous quarter and up 10.7 percent from the same time last year. Wells Fargo, the top jumbo lender, is also the largest jumbo servicer ... [Includes one data chart]


August 12, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Two Harbors Closed Conduit Due to Low Volume

Two Harbors Investment more than doubled its jumbo mortgage-backed security issuance in 2015 compared with the previous year, but the increase wasn’t enough to make it worthwhile for the real estate investment trust to continue operating a mortgage conduit. “As we look forward, the environment just was not one that was conducive to the continuation of the business,” Thomas Siering, Two Harbors’ president and CEO, said last week during the REIT’s earnings call. “The market ...


August 12, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Jumbo Conduits Closed as MBS Pricing Improved; Redwood Increases Volume

Two Harbors Investment and other nonbank conduits exited the jumbo market just before pricing for new jumbo mortgage-backed securities improved, according to industry participants. “The difference between a bulk sale execution and a Sequoia execution right now is only an eighth of a point,” Marty Hughes, CEO of Redwood Trust, said this week during the real estate investment trust’s earnings call. “That’s the tightest it’s probably been in a year and a half.” Christopher Abate, Redwood’s ...


August 4, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Are Megabanks the Winners as Jumbo Conduits Close And CFPB Punts on New TRID ‘Cure’ Language?

Nonbank jumbo originators may soon find themselves at a pricing disadvantage to depositories thanks to recent events beyond their control: two jumbo conduits calling it quits and updated regulatory language that offers no comfort when it comes to curing “TRID” errors. Industry veteran Bill Dallas, who runs nonbank lender Skyline Home Loans, Calabasas, CA, put it bluntly, saying: “Banks appear to be the big jumbo winners – Union Bank and others.” He said jumbo production is a low-margin business but a necessity in California. The CEO noted...


July 29, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Subprime Volume Indicators and Performance

A page of subprime and jumbo data.


July 29, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Chase Makes Some Changes with Latest MBS

The second large prime non-agency mortgage-backed security from JPMorgan Chase will differ somewhat from the pioneering deal the bank priced in March. Among other changes, the Chase Mortgage Trust 2016-2 is larger than the previous MBS and includes a higher share of jumbos, according to presale reports. The MBS issued late this week totaled $2.65 billion, with mortgages eligible for sale to the government-sponsored enterprises accounting for 55.0 percent of ...


July 29, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Jumbo MBS Pricing Improves; New Redwood Deal

Pricing for new jumbo mortgage-backed securities has improved recently, prompting Redwood Trust to issue a new transaction relatively quickly. Redwood issued its first jumbo MBS of the year, a $344.89 million deal, in early June. While the company issued an average of one jumbo MBS per month in 2013, the real estate investment trust has largely shifted to whole-loan sales of jumbos in recent years due to better pricing for such transactions. At an investor conference ...


July 29, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Two Harbors, Five Oaks Latest Nonbanks to End Jumbo Conduit Operations

Two Harbors Investment announced this week that it will discontinue its mortgage conduit and securitization operations. The real estate investment trust was the top issuer of jumbo mortgage-backed securities in the first half of 2016, with $628.8 million in volume, according to Inside Nonconforming Markets. Five Oaks Investment also announced that it will stop jumbo conduit activities on Aug. 1. Hatteras Financial, a third jumbo conduit related to a REIT, recently pulled ...


July 29, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Still No Non-Agency MBS from SoFi, but Marketplace Lender Readies Second ABS Backed by Consumer Loans

Marketplace lender Social Finance is preparing to issue a $480.55 million ABS backed by unsecured consumer loans, its second such deal to date. So far, 10 of its 12 securitizations have used student loans as collateral. According to a report by DBRS, SCLP 2016-2 consists of $425.88 million of class A notes and $54.67 million of B notes. The package is expected to price early next week, but at press time no information was available regarding the coupons. The class A notes received...


July 29, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Two Harbors, Five Oaks Exit Jumbo Mortgage Conduit Business, Citing Challenges Buying Loans and Issuing MBS

Two Harbors Investment and Five Oaks Investment separately announced plans to end their jumbo mortgage conduit operations due to profitability issues. “We believe that current and expected mortgage market conditions and competitive pressures will prevent us from growing this business to a scale that meets our long-term goals and financial expectations,” said Thomas Siering, Two Harbors’ president and CEO. The Two Harbors announcement came...


Poll

The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury fell to all-time low of 1.34% recently. How much better will originations be at your shop in the second half compared to 1H, if at all?

Better by 1% to 10%.

30%

Better by 11% to 25%.

39%

Off the charts better. Applications are great now.

22%

Worse than 1H, but not by much.

4%

A lot worse. But not sure on the damage.

4%

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