Nonconforming Securitization

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September 4, 2015 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Subprime Volume Indicators and Performance

A page of subprime and jumbo data.


September 4, 2015 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

News Briefs

A portfolio of $16.53 million non-qualified mortgages is available for sale, according to an announcement last week by Mortgage Industry Advisory Corp. The jumbo adjustable-rate mortgages were originated by a “large Midwest bank” and are lightly seasoned, according to MIAC. The loans have an average unpaid principal balance of $688,855 and an average interest rate of 3.661 percent. The loans are largely purchase mortgages and ... [Includes two briefs]


September 4, 2015 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Momentum Building for Wider QM Standards

Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle – and even some regulators – are pushing for legislation to broaden the types of loans that receive protections allotted to qualified mortgages. A number of issues remain in flux, including how widely the expanded QM definition would be applied and whether there is enough urgency to pass a bill before the end of the year. Last week, Thomas Hoenig, vice chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., detailed ...


September 4, 2015 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Exceptionally Loose Underwriting for Some Jumbos

While the vast majority of jumbo mortgages being originated continue to feature tight underwriting standards, some lenders are willing to offer unique jumbos, with downpayments as low as 5 percent or allowing for borrowers who are unemployed. Parkside Lending recently launched a jumbo that allows for combined loan-to-value ratios as high as 95 percent. The lender doesn’t require mortgage insurance on the loans. “We believe our new jumbo loan offering ...


September 4, 2015 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Sporadic Jumbo MBS Issuance in Recent Months

Unfavorable economics and new regulations appear to have slowed the issuance of jumbo mortgage-backed securities in recent months. New deals from Credit Suisse and Two Harbors Investment suggest that the market could be regaining its legs in September. Mid-way through the third quarter of 2015, only four jumbo MBS had been priced, according to the Inside Mortgage Finance MBS Database. An average of about 11 deals per quarter have been issued in the past year ...


September 4, 2015 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Strong Performance as EverBank Increases Jumbos

EverBank Financial has been able to maintain strong loan performance while building up its jumbo originations. EverBank had $1.46 billion in jumbo originations during the second quarter of 2015, up 31.6 percent from a year ago. The bank’s originations of conventional mortgages increased by 11.9 percent in that span, hitting $1.26 billion in the second quarter. In August, Moody’s Investors Service reaffirmed its rating of EverBank as a “strong” originator of jumbo mortgages ...


September 4, 2015 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

New Details on Lone Star’s Non-QM MBS

Information regarding the $72.11 million non-agency mortgage-backed security from Lone Star Funds’ Colt Funding has been limited, although a document obtained by Inside Nonconforming Markets provides some more details on the deal. COLT 2015-A was the first non-agency MBS to be backed predominantly by non-qualified mortgages. Credit Suisse was the lead manager, and U.S. Bank is the trustee. The MBS was backed by mortgages originated by Caliber Home Loans ...


September 4, 2015 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Bank Holdings of First Liens Hit Levels Last Seen in 2009, Led by Wells and Chase

Bank and thrift holdings of first-lien mortgages continued to grow in the second quarter of 2015, according to an Inside Nonconforming Markets analysis of call reports. Most of the change occurred among the top three bank mortgage portfolios: Wells Fargo, Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase. Banks and thrifts held $1.81 trillion of first-lien mortgages as of the end of the second quarter of 2015. The holdings increased by 1.5 percent compared with ... [Includes one data chart]


September 4, 2015 - Inside MBS & ABS

FDIC Stresses Importance of Due Diligence When Banks Invest in MBS and ABS

Federal regulators have implemented a number of rules in recent years aimed at moving banks away from a reliance on credit ratings when making investing decisions. Officials at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. stress that if a bank’s management doesn’t have comprehensive understanding regarding a security, the bank shouldn’t invest in the MBS or ABS. “The gist of these new requirements is simple: banks should understand the risks associated with the securities they buy and should have reasonable assurance of receiving scheduled payments of principal and interest,” said Robert Hendricks, capital markets policy analyst at the FDIC. In an FDIC report, Hendricks provided...


September 4, 2015 - Inside MBS & ABS

FHFA, FDIC Securities Lawsuits Proceed, Other Cases Progress Toward Settlement

Legacy-era non-agency MBS litigation continues to be a ripe field of opportunity for U.S. regulators and industry attorneys alike, years after the financial crisis and Great Recession ended, thanks to some key recent judicial rulings. Late last month, Judge Alvin Thompson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut gave the green light to the Federal Housing Finance Agency to continue to pursue its claims against the Royal Bank of Scotland. The regulator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac alleged that RBS provided misleading statements related to $32.1 billion in RMBS the bank sold to the two government-sponsored enterprises between 2005 and 2008. The thrust of the FHFA’s complaint is...


August 21, 2015 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Subprime Volume Indicators and Performance

A page of subprime and jumbo data.


August 21, 2015 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

News Briefs

The $269.29 million jumbo mortgage-backed security that Shellpoint Partners plans to issue next week will be the first to include certain recommendations from the RMBS 3.0 project, according to the Structured Finance Industry Group. Eric Kaplan, a managing director at Shellpoint, helped launch the SFIG’s RMBS 3.0 effort. The representations and warranties on Shellpoint Co-Originator Trust 2015-1 will include a mandatory review upon ... [Includes three briefs]


August 21, 2015 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Mixed Results for Ocwen on Settlement, MBS

The monitor of a $2.0 billion settlement involving Ocwen Financial revealed last week that the nonbank was found to have failed another metric under the settlement. However, the monitor noted that Ocwen has worked to address many of the issues that have dogged the company over the past year. The monitor re-tested Ocwen on a number of metrics under the settlement due to concerns that were raised about the integrity of the servicer’s internal review group ...


August 21, 2015 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Jumbo MBS Servicing Concentrated, Refis Vary

A handful of firms service the majority of loans included in jumbo mortgage-backed securities issued since 2010. Analysts at Wells Fargo Securities noted that prepayment rates vary somewhat among the servicers, offering pockets of value for jumbo MBS investors. Wells Fargo analysts said $25.26 billion in mortgages included in jumbo MBS issued in 2010 and beyond remain outstanding. The top five servicers handle 83.3 percent of the loans, with Cenlar alone claiming ...


August 21, 2015 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Five Oaks Working to Boost Jumbo MBS Issuance

Five Oaks Investment issued its first jumbo mortgage-backed security in April and has plans to significantly increase its activity in the market. “Five Oaks sees a large growth opportunity within the prime jumbo space for institutions with the ability to aggregate, finance, securitize and retain residential mortgage credit risk,” company officials said during a recent presentation to investors. With the $267.2 million Oaks Mortgage Trust 2015-1, Five Oaks aggregated the mortgages in the deal and ...


August 21, 2015 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Mixed Views on the Value of Jumbo MBS

Issuance of jumbo mortgage-backed securities has slowed somewhat this summer, with a lack of consensus from industry participants on whether it’s worth participating in the market. Barclays Capital, which helps fund jumbo MBS activity, said the deals offer about 50 basis points of option-adjusted spread compared with agency MBS. Analysts at Barclays said newly-issued jumbo MBS are attractive for investors less concerned about liquidity. Officials at Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp ...


August 21, 2015 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Rating Services Take Dim View of Alt Doc Loans

Potential issuers of non-agency mortgage-backed securities looking to loosen underwriting standards on loans to be included in MBS are getting tough feedback from rating services. Fitch Ratings said last week that non-qualified mortgages with weak income documentation would likely face a “double penalty” compared with a similar non-QM that meet the documentation standards set for QMs. Non-QMs with “alternative documentation” included in non-agency MBS would ...


August 21, 2015 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Slow Start for Originations of Near-Prime Non-QMs, Along with a Trailblazing MBS

More than a year after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s standards for qualified mortgages took effect, originations of near-prime non-QMs remain limited. However, industry participants are optimistic that originations will pick up and Lone Star Funds recently jolted the sector with a non-agency mortgage-backed security. The $72 million non-agency MBS from Lone Star was backed by non-QMs originated by Caliber Home Loans, a lender owned by the private-equity firm ...


August 21, 2015 - Inside MBS & ABS

Innovation in Non-Agency MBS Market with Deal Backed By Non-QMs, Improvements to Reps and Warranties

Issuers of non-agency MBS injected some variety into the market in recent weeks with a deal backed solely by non-qualified mortgages and improvements to the representations and warranties on a jumbo MBS. Lone Star Funds issued a $72 million non-agency MBS backed mostly by non-QMs originated by Caliber Home Loans, a lender owned by the private-equity firm. Bloomberg first reported on the deal, which was priced on Aug. 7. Details on COLT 2015-A have been...


August 21, 2015 - Inside MBS & ABS

Banks Continue Loading Up on Agency MBS as Holdings Reached Record $1.03 Trillion in June

Commercial banks and savings institutions continued to grow their investments in agency MBS during the second quarter of 2015, according to a new Inside MBS & ABS ranking and analysis. Banks and thrifts held $1.583 trillion of agency and non-agency MBS on their balance sheets at the end of June. That was up just 0.3 percent from the first quarter, but it was the highest level since the first nine months of 2012, when bank and thrift MBS holdings topped $1.60 trillion. All the gain came...[Includes two data tables]


August 14, 2015 - Inside MBS & ABS

Standard & Poor’s Tops in Rating Non-Mortgage ABS While DBRS Held the Lead in Non-Agency MBS Market

Standard & Poor’s ranked as the most active rating service in the non-mortgage ABS market at the midway mark in 2015, but came in last in the non-agency MBS sector. S&P provided ratings on $63.55 billion of non-mortgage ABS issued during the first half of the year, or 60.3 percent of total issuance. That was off slightly from its 64.1 percent market share for all of last year. The company has gotten more active in rating credit card deals, but has lost some of its share in vehicle finance and business loan ABS. Fitch was...[Includes two data tables]


August 14, 2015 - Inside MBS & ABS

Appeals Court Revives FDIC Lawsuits v. MBS Issuers; NY Judge Nixes GE’s Motion for Summary Judgment

A federal appeals court in New Orleans has overturned a 2014 district court ruling, reviving two government MBS lawsuits that were initially dismissed because they were filed past the state’s established time limit. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.’s separate lawsuits against RBS Securities Inc., on one hand, and against Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs, were both filed on Aug. 17, 2012. The complaints alleged that the banks misled investors about the credit quality of the mortgage loans that backed $840 million in non-agency MBS. The district court’s decision to dismiss, however, turned on...


August 7, 2015 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Subprime Volume Indicators and Performance

A page of subprime and jumbo data.


August 7, 2015 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

News Briefs

Fitch Ratings updated its criteria for estimating losses on mortgages in non-agency mortgage-backed securities this week. The main change for jumbo MBS involves the treatment of retail originations by lenders that have not been reviewed by Fitch. Previously, retail originations from such lenders would not receive positive consideration in the calculation for the probability of default. The rating service will now apply the retail benefit to ... [Includes three briefs]


August 7, 2015 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

New ‘Streamlined’ Non-Agency HAMP Offering Set

The largest servicers participating in the non-agency portion of the Home Affordable Modification Program will be required to offer streamlined HAMP mods beginning in 2016, according to a directive from the Treasury Department. The Streamline HAMP offering will allow borrowers to qualify for mods without full completion of a HAMP application, without income verification and without the front-end debt-to-income ratio limit of 31 percent for typical HAMP mods ...


August 7, 2015 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Ocwen Holds on to Non-Agency Servicing

Ocwen Financial looks to be close to completing its downsizing through servicing sales that will leave its non-agency mortgage portfolio mostly intact. The nonbank is also working toward being able to acquire servicing again and has plans to boost originations. Ocwen handled servicing on $154.79 billion in non-agency mortgages as of the end of the second quarter of 2015, including subservicing. The unpaid principal balance of non-agency mortgages ...


August 7, 2015 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Shellpoint Set to Return to Jumbo MBS Issuance

Nearly two years after facing difficulty selling a jumbo mortgage-backed security, Shellpoint Partners is preparing to issue a new deal. The $269.29 million Shellpoint Co-Originator Trust 2015-1 is set to receive AAA ratings with credit enhancement of 8.30 percent on the senior tranche, according to a presale report from DBRS. The deal includes originations from Shellpoint’s New Penn Financial along with contributions from 30 other lenders. Shellpoint issued its first jumbo MBS ...


August 7, 2015 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Variety in Jumbo MBS from Chase, Two Harbors

Two of the most prolific issuers of jumbo mortgage-backed securities this year have offered investors some variety with their latest deals. JPMorgan Chase stocked its deal with older loans while Two Harbors Investment has focused on fresh originations. Last week, Chase issued JPMorgan Mortgage Trust 2015-5. The $489.64 million deal was backed by loans with a weighted average loan age of 28.9 months, according to Kroll Bond Rating Agency. The MBS ...


August 7, 2015 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Redwood Faces Headwinds with Jumbo Activity

Redwood Trust this week reduced the amount of jumbo-mortgage volume the real estate investment trust expects to acquire this year, citing competition for originations, among other issues. At the beginning of the year, officials at Redwood projected that the REIT would purchase $7.0 billion in jumbos. Through the end of July, Redwood had purchased $3.0 billion in jumbos. Officials at Redwood said the REIT is on track to purchase $5.5 billion to $7.0 billion in jumbos ...


August 7, 2015 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Two Harbors Sees Growth in Non-Agency Conduit

Two Harbors Investment is ramping up its conduit activity with plans to increase issuance of jumbo mortgage-backed securities and a new non-qualified-mortgage offering. The real estate investment trust is on track to issue its fifth jumbo MBS of the year this month. Bill Roth, Two Harbors’ CIO, said the REIT could issue as many as 10 jumbo MBS this year. He said that as of the end of June, the REIT’s pipeline for jumbo acquisitions was approximately $1.3 billion ...


August 7, 2015 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Jumbo Originations Surge, Fierce Competition on Pricing, Underwriting

Originations of jumbo mortgages continued to increase in the second quarter of 2015 and lenders are chasing volume by lowering interest rates and loosening underwriting standards. Some $93.0 billion in jumbos were originated in the second quarter, according to estimates by Inside Nonconforming Markets. Halfway through 2015, originations totaled an estimated $163.0 billion, up 58.3 percent compared with the mid-point of 2014. Banks continue to ... [Includes one data chart]


August 7, 2015 - Inside MBS & ABS

Freddie and Fannie Continue to Reduce Mortgage Portfolios; Profits Up Sharply in Second Quarter

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac reduced their retained mortgage portfolios by a combined $44.4 billion during the second quarter, a period during which the government-sponsored enterprises posted substantial increases in net earnings. Freddie Mac’s non-agency MBS holdings declined 11.6 percent, while its un-securitized whole-loan portfolio dropped 3.0 percent. The GSE sold $3.3 billion of non-agency MBS and securitized $2.1 billion of single-family ... [Includes one data chart]


August 7, 2015 - Inside MBS & ABS

Ocwen Prevailing in Face of Disgruntled Non-Agency MBS Investors and Downgrades by Rating Services

Close to one-third of the $154.79 billion in non-agency MBS serviced by Ocwen Financial is subject to potential servicing transfers due to downgrades to the firm’s servicer ratings and actions by investors. However, Ocwen has managed to retain servicing on a vast majority of the 119 deals thus far, helped by the proceeds the company delivers to non-agency MBS investors. Ocwen faces the potential loss of non-agency MBS servicing on two fronts. Some $43.1 billion ...


August 7, 2015 - Inside MBS & ABS

Plenty of NPLs Are Being Securitized but Don’t Expect to See Any SEC Filings on Them

More issuers are stepping up to the plate by creating securities collateralized by nonperforming residential loans, but so far the action has mostly taken place in the private-placement market. “There have been a bunch of securitizations of NPLs lately,” one trader told Inside MBS & ABS, “but it’s all been Reg. 144 filings,” a reference to the Securities and Exchange Commission rule that allows for the public resale of restricted collateral if a number of conditions are met ...


August 7, 2015 - Inside MBS & ABS

Strong Execution for Freddie’s Non-Agency-MBS-Like Transaction, More Non-TBA Deals Expected from GSEs

Freddie Mac’s first Whole Loan Securities deal was met with strong demand from investors, according to industry analysts. The transaction differed in a number of ways from the risk-sharing deals the government-sponsored enterprises have issued, as its structure was more like a non-agency MBS. The $300.27 million WLS 2015-SC01 included senior tranches with a total balance of $278 million and credit enhancement of 7.50 percent. Investors could purchase the senior ...


August 7, 2015 - Inside MBS & ABS

Goldman to Pay $270 Million to Settle RMBS Suit; HSBC Must Face NCUA Claims, Judge Rules

Wall Street giant Goldman Sachs this week announced it has set aside $1.45 billion for legal expenses for the second quarter of 2015, bringing its total anticipated legal costs so far to $5.9 billion to settle Department of Justice claims stemming from the sale of vintage non-agency MBS. A good chunk of that figure – $270 million – is expected to be tapped to resolve residential MBS litigation brought by pension funds led by NECA-IBEW Health & Welfare Fund of Illinois ...


July 31, 2015 - Inside MBS & ABS

When it Comes to Issuing New MBS, Bank of America Continues Its ‘Drop Dead’ Attitude Toward Fannie Mae

Over the past few weeks, an unconfirmed rumor was making the rounds that Bank of America would once again begin securitizing newly originated mortgages through Fannie Mae. But a quick check with both parties indicates that the “cold war” between the two isn’t likely to thaw anytime soon. Terry Francisco, a spokesman for BofA said the bank is only selling Home Affordable Refinance Program loans to Fannie. The bank, he noted, discontinued securitizing newly originated non-HARP loans through the government-sponsored enterprise in 2012. According to figures compiled by Inside MBS & ABS, over the past three years almost all of the non-refinance activity between the two has centered...


July 24, 2015 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Subprime Volume Indicators and Performance

A page of subprime and jumbo data.


July 24, 2015 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

News Briefs

Parkside Lending recently “re-introduced” a non-qualified-mortgage product aimed at financing for investment properties. The lender said the “new and improved” Parkside Collateral Loan is available via the wholesale channel. Parkside said there is no borrower-related debt-to-income ratio calculation for the product. Instead, qualification is based on the property DTI ratio with a maximum of 90 percent. The loan allows for credit scores as low as ... [Includes three briefs]


July 24, 2015 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

CFPB Considers Changes to Income Documentation

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is considering revising income documentation standards to help borrowers that have nontraditional sources of income, according to Richard Cordray, the director of the agency. At a hearing last week by the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, Sen. Mark Warner, D-VA, raised concerns about the income documentation standards included in Appendix Q of the CFPB’s ability-to-repay rule. Non-agency lenders ...


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

Support for FHFA’s Plan on Loan Limits

Industry participants largely support a plan from the Federal Housing Finance Agency for adjustments to the conforming loan limit. The $417,000 loan limit applicable to the government-sponsored enterprises could be increased as soon as January, depending on house-price appreciation trends over the next few months. The FHFA’s proposal said the regulator planned to use the “expanded data” house price index that the agency has published since 2011 to ...


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

Variety in Lenders’ Interest-Only Products

United Wholesale Mortgage announced this week that it’s offering interest-only mortgages, joining a growing number of banks and nonbanks originating the loans that don’t meet standards for qualified mortgages. Officials at United Wholesale noted a distinction in the lender’s IO product: “Large banking institutions have widely offered this option, but mostly restricted its availability to jumbo borrowers,” United Wholesale said. The lender is offering IOs with ...


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 Nonconforming Markets

Freddie Issues Senior-Sub ‘Risk-Transfer’ Deal

Freddie Mac priced a risk-sharing transaction this week that’s structured much like a non-agency jumbo mortgage-backed security that has the advantage of the government-sponsored enterprise’s guaranty and oversight of servicing practices. Freddie Mac Whole Loan Securities Trust, Series 2015 SC01, will include $278 million in senior certificates guaranteed by Freddie and approximately $23 million in unguaranteed subordinate certificates. The deal is backed by ...


July 24, 2015 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Banks Continue to See Benefits of Holding Originations, Including Some Non-Jumbos

Banks with significant portfolio capacity continue to stock up on mortgages because they offer strong returns and can help efforts to cross-sell other products. While most of the mortgages being added to portfolios are jumbos, in some instances banks are retaining conventional mortgages. JPMorgan Chase reported that it added mortgages with a balance of $19.0 billion to its portfolio holdings during the second quarter of 2015. Marianne Lake, chief financial officer at the bank ...


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 24, 2015 - Inside MBS & ABS

Angel Oak Provides an Update on Its Non- Agency Securitization Plans, Well Sort Of…

Angel Oak Home Loans is still contemplating issuing a security backed by non-agency, non-prime mortgages, but the company’s original self-imposed deadline of July is not going to happen, according to officials familiar with the Atlanta-based originator. As reported by Inside MBS & ABS last month, Angel Oak had been shopping around a roughly $100 million package of nonprime whole loans to several investors. It’s unclear whether any of the portfolio traded. The fact that the lender had been trying...


July 24, 2015 - Inside MBS & ABS

Commercial Mortgage Securitization Activity Nudged Higher by Strong Agency Multifamily MBS Issuance

A rebound in multifamily MBS issuance by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae pushed total securitization of commercial mortgages up slightly in the second quarter of 2015. A total of $53.96 billion of income-property mortgages were securitized in the second quarter, according to a new Inside MBS & ABS market analysis. That was up a scant 0.6 percent from the first quarter of 2015. All of the gain came...


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