Jumbo Mortgages

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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...


February 10, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Mortgage Securitization Rate Slumped in 2016, But Market Was Catching Up as the Year Came to a Close

Only 69.1 percent of home mortgages originated in 2016 wound up in agency or non-agency MBS issued last year, according to a new Inside MBS & ABS analysis. It was the second-lowest annual mortgage-securitization rate on record, and the third year in a row that the rate failed to reach the 70.0 percent mark. The low securitization rate mostly results from the fact that relatively few jumbo mortgages get out of bank portfolios and into the non-agency MBS market. According to Inside Mortgage Finance estimates, some $381.0 billion of jumbo mortgages were originated...[Includes one data table]


February 9, 2017 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Record Pace for Government Market Lost Steam in Late 2016 As Purchase-Mortgage Lending Swooned

Conventional mortgage originations held steady during the fourth quarter of 2016, but the government-insured market saw a noticeable downturn, according to a new Inside Mortgage Finance ranking and analysis. Production of conventional mortgages that fit under the purchase limits for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac actually edged up 1.3 percent from the third quarter, hitting an estimated $322.0 billion. That was the sector’s strongest three-month origination volume since the second quarter of 2013, when lenders pumped out $363.0 billion of conventional-conforming loans. Jumbo mortgage originations were...[Includes two data tables]


February 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.


February 3, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

News Briefs

PennyMac Financial Services has significantly curtailed its originations of jumbo mortgages in recent years, and ended 2016 nearly out of the sector all together. PennyMac didn’t have any jumbo originations in the fourth quarter and as of the end of 2016, the nonbank only had $1.0 million in locked jumbos in its pipeline. Citigroup has entered into a subservicing agreement with Cenlar for the bank’s non-agency mortgages. Servicing is expected to be transferred ... [Includes four briefs]


February 3, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Jumbo Prepayment Speeds Likely to Slow

With the Federal Reserve expected to raise its benchmark overnight lending rate this year, interest rates on new mortgages are also projected to go up. Higher rates on mortgages are likely to cause a significant decline in prepayments on post-crisis jumbo mortgages and will increase default risk, according to Morningstar Credit Ratings. Within the first 12 months of origination, prepayment rates on post-crisis jumbos included in non-agency mortgage-backed securities have ...


February 3, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Top Prime MBS Contributors Largely Banks

Two banks dominated contributions to prime non-agency mortgage-backed securities issued in the past two years, according to a new ranking and analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. And a majority of the top 10 contributors to prime jumbo MBS were banks or affiliated with banks. JPMorgan Chase accounted for $4.58 billion of the prime mortgages included in prime non-agency MBS in 2015 and 2016, a 22.1 percent share of total issuance ... [Includes one data chart]


February 3, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Redwood Quick with Another Jumbo MBS

Redwood Trust is moving relatively quickly to issue its second jumbo mortgage-backed security of 2017. The firm is planning a $347.85 million transaction, according to a presale report from Kroll Bond Rating Agency. Sequoia Mortgage Trust 2017-2 is scheduled to close Feb. 17, about a month after Redwood closed a $342.93 million issuance. The burst of activity suggests that Redwood is seeing relatively strong pricing for jumbo MBS. Officials at Redwood couldn’t comment on ...


February 3, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Jumbo Originations Fluctuate at Some Banks; Up at First Republic and Flagstar

Jumbo production increased significantly for some lenders during the fourth quarter and declined for others, according to a preliminary analysis of jumbo originations. Among four banks that publicly disclose their jumbo volume, First Republic Bank and Flagstar Bancorp posted increases compared with both the third quarter of 2016 and the fourth quarter of 2015. BofI Holding and EverBank Financial reported declines in jumbo production. First Republic originated $3.06 billion of single-family ...


February 2, 2017 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Redfin to Offer Purchase Mortgages, Pairing Real Estate Agents and Title Business with New Lending Operation

Real estate brokerage firm Redfin is preparing to offer purchase mortgages to homebuyers who use the firm’s real estate agents. The company announced Redfin Mortgage last week, promising a “digital mortgage,” low interest rates and faster closing times. The new lender will be led by Jason Bateman, a former executive vice president of mortgage operations at BBVA Compass. “When your real estate agent, title professional and lender work together, you win,” he said. “Lenders should spend their time determining which loan is right for a customer, not looking for new customers.” Initially, Redfin Mortgage plans...


January 27, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

A Bullish Sign for Nonprime/Non-QM MBS: Three of The Most Active Originators Are Working on Deals

Three of the nation’s most active nonprime mortgage originators – Citadel Loan Servicing, Angel Oak and Deephaven Mortgage – are all working on new MBS deals, a bullish sign for a market that has been mostly dormant for years. Executives at all three shops confirmed to Inside MBS & ABS this week their intention to bring new MBS to market – most likely through rated transactions. As for details, that’s a different matter. All three are...


January 26, 2017 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Lenders Show Few Signs of Easing Underwriting Standards; Meanwhile, Existing Nonprime Lenders are Bullish

With the post-election interest-rate rise sticking around, there’s a growing school of thought that residential originators will finally ease underwriting standards in an effort to boost lending volume. But the way things stand today, that could be wishful thinking. The Mortgage Bankers Association told Inside Mortgage Finance this week that its Mortgage Credit Availability Index shows a “gradual” loosening has occurred, but it credits a greater availability of jumbo product for the reading. As MBA Senior Vice President of Research Michael Fratantoni put...


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]


Poll

With rates higher this year, there has been talk of lenders liberalizing their underwriting standards in an effort to increase volume and make up for lower refis.

Do you think your shop will loosen standards over the coming three months?

Yes, but not by much.
Yes, by a lot.
Yes and, heck, we may even do non-QM lending.
No, not at all.
No and we may even tighten credit.

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