Jumbo Trends

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April 21, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Non-Agency MBS Issuance Up Substantially In Early 2017 on Heavy Flow of S&D Deals

A total of $13.38 billion of non-agency MBS was issued during the first quarter of 2017, a sharp 67.1 percent jump from the final quarter of last year, a new Inside MBS & ABS analysis and ranking reveals. Although most of the major segments posted solid increases, the scratch-and-dent market was the star of the show. The $8.09 billion of these deals issued in the first three months of the new year represented 60.5 percent of total production and it more than doubled the fourth-quarter total. The top two issuers of non-agency MBS – Chimera Investment and Cerberus Capital – earned...[Includes three data tables]


April 14, 2017 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

GNMA Officials Attribute Decline in VA Refis to Anti-Churning Policy

A steep drop in VA-backed securities issuance in the first quarter of 2017 suggests that Ginnie Mae’s efforts to curb serial refinancing of VA loans are working, according to agency officials. Speaking on a panel at the annual VA Lenders Conference in Kansas City, MO, this week, Ginnie executives said that a change in pooling requirements for streamlined refinance mortgages appears to have curbed a destructive appetite for refinancing new VA loans within six months of closing. The practice has caused faster prepayments in Ginnie mortgage-backed securities pools and smaller payouts to investors. VA refi volume fell 42.7 percent from the previous quarter (see chart on page 2), contributing significantly to the 32.2 percent decline in total VA loan securitization during the period. John Getchis, senior vice president at Ginnie Mae, said he does not think the churning trend will continue because the ...


April 14, 2017 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

PennyMac Claims Top Rank in Ginnie MBS Production in 1Q17

There is a new boss in the Ginnie Mae mortgage-backed securities market. PennyMac Financial rose to the top of the issuer ranking in the first quarter of 2017 despite a sharp decline in volume, according to a new analysis and ranking by Inside FHA/VA Lending. PennyMac issued $10.78 billion of single-family Ginnie securities during the first three months of the year. The figures in this analysis are based on Ginnie loan-level disclosures, which truncate loan amounts to $1,000 increments. PennyMac’s first-quarter production was off 27.9 percent from the fourth quarter of 2016, a slightly bigger decline than the 24.8 percent drop in overall Ginnie issuance. Even though the firm fared slightly worse than the total market, its first-quarter downturn was less severe than Wells Fargo’s. Wells has been the top Ginnie producer for a long time, as well as the top player in most segments of the ... [ Charts ]


April 14, 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.


April 14, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

News Briefs

Flagstar Bancorp announced that it’s set to acquire certain assets of Opes Advisors, including the nonbank’s origination unit. Opes focuses on purchase mortgages on the west coast through the retail channel. Opes was the 39th-ranked jumbo lender in 2015, with $1.02 billion in jumbo originations, according to an Inside Nonconforming Markets analysis of data from the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act. Jumbos accounted for 40.6 percent ... [Includes three briefs]


April 14, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Underwriting Standards for Jumbo MBS Return to Norm in First Quarter of 2017

After some tightening in the fourth quarter of 2016, issuers of prime non-agency mortgage-backed securities in the first quarter of 2017 largely returned to the underwriting standards typically seen in the sector, according to an analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. Some $2.60 billion of prime non-agency MBS was issued during the quarter, spread across six deals, including a $1.03 billion issuance by JPMorgan Chase. Underwriting ... [Includes two data charts]


March 31, 2017 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

FHA Jumbo Production Up in 2016, Great Year for VA Jumbo Issuance

FHA-insured jumbo lending fell slightly in the fourth quarter of 2016 although year-over-year results were a lot better. Production of conforming-jumbo purchase and refinance loans insured by the FHA slipped 0.9 percent in the fourth quarter, a slight bump on the way to an annual jumbo origination total of $26.9billion. Year-over-year, FHA jumbo production was up 5.6 percent from 2015. Conforming-jumbo loans represented 9.8 percent of FHA loans securitized last year, according to data compiled by affiliated newsletter Inside Mortgage Finance. Purchase mortgages comprised 64.9 percent of jumbo loans insured by FHA in 2016 and 98.7 percent were fixed-rate loans. Nonbanks comprised the top five FHA jumbo lenders. Wells Fargo, which closed the year with $423.8 million in FHA jumbo originations, was in sixth place. Quicken Loans led the field with $802.5 million of ... [ Charts ]


March 31, 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 31, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

BofA Faces Stiff Penalty for Single Foreclosure

A U.S. bankruptcy fudge slapped Bank of America with $45.0 million in punitive damages last week for its handling of a mortgage foreclosure. “Franz Kafka lives,” Judge Christopher Klein wrote in his opinion, citing the author known for writing about complex or illogical situations. “This case reveals that he works at Bank of America.” The lawsuit, Sundquist v. BofA, centers on a jumbo mortgage originated in 2008 by a broker and acquired by Countrywide Home Loans ...


March 31, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Conforming Jumbos Could Boost Non-Agency MBS

Lenders originating so-called conforming-jumbo mortgages that are eligible for sale to the government-sponsored enterprises continue to see better execution by delivering those loans to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac instead of packaging them in non-agency mortgage-backed securities. However, conforming jumbos accounted for 36.3 percent of the $1.03 billion non-agency MBS JPMorgan Chase issued in February. And other banks could follow in placing such ...


March 31, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Prime Non-Agency MBS Bounces Back in Early 2017, Pricing Strong

Issuance of prime non-agency mortgage-backed securities increased by 65.3 percent in the first quarter of 2017 compared with the previous quarter, according to a new ranking and analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. Some $2.60 billion in prime non-agency MBS were issued in the first quarter. Volume was boosted by relatively strong demand from investors, the emergence of a new participant and the return of a firm that has largely ... [Includes one data chart]


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

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...


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