Issuance of prime non-agency MBS declined in the second quarter on a sequential basis, led by a drop in the volume of GSE-eligible loans going into the non-agency market. Only a handful of issuers were active in the second quarter.
Five expanded-credit MBS deals are due at the end of the second quarter. The issuers are Ellington Financial, New Residential, Seer Capital Management and affiliates of Caliber Home and Starwood Property.
LendingHome recently issued a $219 million asset-backed security with fix-and-flip loans originated by the firm; Reliant Bancorp, Brentwood, TN, launched a correspondent purchase program for non-qualified mortgages in March; Angel Oak Mortgage Solutions expanded its office space in Dallas and Atlanta.
Verus Mortgage Capital and Chimera Investment Corp. are both set to issue non-agency mortgage-backed securities backed solely by loans for investment properties. The types of mortgages in the two deals differ. Loans in the Chimera MBS were eligible for delivery to the government-sponsored enterprises, but that was not the case with the Verus deal.