JPMorgan is reviewing its strategy in the mortgage industry. The reason: owning real-estate loans has become hugely unprofitable for banks due to onerous and unnecessary requirements. HomeStreet Bank said it has found buyers for its MSR and home-loan centers.
The flow of single-family home loans into agency mortgage-backed securities fell sharply in the first quarter of 2019. Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae produced $231.38 billion of new single-family MBS during the first three months of 2019, according to a new Inside Mortgage Finance ranking and analysis.