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March 26, 2019 - IMFnews

Short Takes: Stearns Issues Expensive Debt / Counter-Cyclical? Not Always / MSR Impairments a Factor / Alterra Seeks a Controller / CFPB Taking Advisory Board Applications

Usually, mortgage banking is a counter-cyclical business, but not always...

March 26, 2019 - IMFnews

MBA Research: A Net Origination Loss of $200 Per Loan in 4Q18

Added MBA’s Walsh: “On the servicing side of the business, mortgage servicing impairments resulting from December’s drop in interest rates hurt profitability.”

March 22, 2019 - IMFnews

MBS Trading Falters Slightly but Strong Overall

One fact is certain: January and February were not good months for the production of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae securities.

March 22, 2019 - IMFnews

Guess What? The Federal Reserve is No Longer No. 1 in MBS Holdings

The Federal Reserve's MBS leakage began in 2017…

March 21, 2019 - IMFnews

Agency Servicing Grows in 4Q18 but Banks Say No to the Party

The only soft spot was in the servicing for non-agency mortgage-backed securities…

March 19, 2019 - IMFnews

After a Trying 1Q19, Industry Hopes for Better Days Ahead

After trying times in January and February, March was somewhat better and the much ballyhooed spring home buying season should bring some degree of relief.

March 19, 2019 - IMFnews

Strong Growth for Jumbo Servicing in 2018

Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America had a combined jumbo servicing market share of 61.4% at yearend, according to figures compiled by Inside Nonconforming Markets…

March 18, 2019 - IMFnews

GNMA MBS Production Down Sharply in February

Much of the reduced refi business resulted from a 14.8% drop in cash-out transactions...

March 15, 2019 - IMFnews

REITs Add to Agency MBS Holdings, Non-Agency Down

Agency securities accounted for $26.4 billion of the growth in REIT MBS holdings over the course of the year…

March 14, 2019 - IMFnews

Short Takes: Not the Best Written Indictment? (Manafort) / Bought for $3 Million but Worth $8 Million a Few Years Later / Rates Move Lower / Applications Move Higher / PennyMac’s $200 Million Stock Sale / A New Hire for Gateway Mortgage

Thanks to declining interest rates, lenders are feeling more optimistic these days...

March 14, 2019 - IMFnews

Home-Equity Market Sagged in 2018, but Still a Bright Spot

Credit unions reported a 19.5% increase in closed-end second originations from the first half of 2018 to the second half…

March 13, 2019 - IMFnews

Broker Business Gained Market Share in 2018

Retail’s biggest presence was in the jumbo market…

March 13, 2019 - IMFnews

Freddie Mac’s MBS Business Rebounds in February

Fannie Mae saw its monthly MBS output decline by 18.1% from January…

March 12, 2019 - IMFnews

Trump Wants to Slash HUD’s Budget by 16%, but Allows for FHA ‘Tax’ to Upgrade IT

The Trump White House wants to impose a fee on FHA lending to raise the money...

March 11, 2019 - IMFnews

Banks Boosted ‘Servicing for Others’ in 4Q18. However…

The top four banks in servicing for others all reported declining balances…

March 6, 2019 - IMFnews

Short Takes: Ben Carson to Leave HUD After 2020 Election? / CFPB Hearing / Home Price Appreciation Slows / Mortgage Applications Down / Pinto’s Housing Finance Reform Plan

Housing and Urban Department Secretary Ben Carson said he is planning on leaving his post at the end of President Trump’s first term ...

March 6, 2019 - IMFnews

FHA, VA Delinquency Rates Decline in Fourth Quarter

FHA delinquency rates fell 26.4 basis points between December and January and were down 14.1 bps over an eight-month period ending January, according to the Inside FHA/VA Lending database ...

March 5, 2019 - IMFnews

Warehouse Commitments Decline, Usage Rates Plunge

Warehouse lenders ended the year with $64.0 billion of commitments on their books, a modest 1.4% sequential decline and flat compared to the same period a year ago ...

March 5, 2019 - IMFnews

Ginnie Mae MBS Production Gains Slightly in January

Ginnie Mae saw a modest increase in issuance of single-family mortgage-backed securities in January, according to an Inside FHA/VA Lending analysis of MBS disclosures ...

March 4, 2019 - IMFnews

HECM Production Slowed by Government Closure

The HECM carnage was widespread…

March 4, 2019 - IMFnews

Agency MBS Production Declined in January but Trading Volume Soared

The bravura performance came during a month when GSE and Ginnie Mae MBS issuance totaled just $80.7 billion…

March 4, 2019 - IMFnews

Expanded-Credit Production Spikes 20% in 2018

Angel Oak and Citadel Servicing Corp. both turned in banner years...

March 1, 2019 - IMFnews

Mortgage-Investing REITs Pony Up to the Stock Bar

Mortgage-investing REITs aren’t shy about selling additional shares of common to the public…

March 1, 2019 - IMFnews

Bank ABS Portfolios Showed a Modest Increase in 4Q18

Consumer asset-backed securities, including unsecured debt consolidation loans and education financing, remained the most popular ABS category for banks…

February 28, 2019 - IMFnews

ATTOM: Fewer Home Flips but More Borrowed Money

Translation: fewer loan units but a higher dollar volume.

February 28, 2019 - IMFnews

Purchase Loans Dominate in 2018, Refi Share Rises in 4Q18

The purchase-mortgage share reached 70.6%, the highest reading since 1990...

February 28, 2019 - IMFnews

Borrowers Averse to Refis, Even When They’re Free

The study looked at why borrowers would turn their noses up at free money…

February 26, 2019 - IMFnews

Mortgage Banking Income Hits Post-Crisis Low in 4Q18

Despite the dismal fourth-quarter performance, bank income from mortgage banking was actually up 13.5% from 2017...

February 26, 2019 - IMFnews

CFPB Plans Supervisory and Enforcement Budget Cuts

The new CFPB director wants to keep cutting the agency’s budget…

February 25, 2019 - IMFnews

Buybacks of Fannie/Freddie Loans Fell to a Record Low Last Year

Total lender buybacks fell 14.4% last year…

February 22, 2019 - IMFnews

Taiwanese Firm Buys a Stake in Mortgage REIT New Rez

The SEC filing does not state the purpose of the investment...

February 22, 2019 - IMFnews

Banks Stock Up on Fannie/Freddie MBS as 2018 Ends

The biggest increase in held-to-maturity and available-for-sale accounts was in agency pass-through securities…

February 21, 2019 - IMFnews

Mortgage Broker Market Share Hits 9-Year High

The gain in the sector was largely attributable to the biggest player in table-funding: United Wholesale Mortgage…

February 20, 2019 - IMFnews

Weak 4Q Purchase Lending Shrinks FHA/VA Output

Among the top-15 FHA direct lenders in 2018, not one was a bank...

February 19, 2019 - IMFnews

Short Takes: The Largest Post-Crisis Nonprime MBS? / FICOs as Low as 500 / Reasons for Getting Out (Blame the Tech Giants?) / Sell One, Buy Two / Movement EVP Taveekanjana Departs for Envoy

Jumping from Movement Mortgage to Envoy Mortgage: Tony Taveekanjana...

February 19, 2019 - IMFnews

Jumbo Lending Falls in 4Q18 On Weaker Demand

In the jumbo qualified mortgage space, 21 of 60 banks reported weaker demand…

February 15, 2019 - IMFnews

What We’re Hearing: Calabria, a Sure Bet? / Warm Thoughts About Fannie-Freddie Loan Limits / Retaining More Capital / Congress? / Conservatorship Purgatory / Looks Like Radian is in Play / A Sale Dragging On and On and On: Genworth / Industry Vet Rudy Orman Lands

On the doorstep: The recap and release of Fannie and Freddie?

February 15, 2019 - IMFnews

Mortgage Securitization Rates Steady in 2018, Non-Agency Rising

The Ginnie securitization rate hit 100.2%, but timing issues were involved…

February 14, 2019 - IMFnews

Annaly Posts a Whopping $2.25 Billion Loss for 4Q18, Eyes the Non-Agency Market

Annaly CEO Kevin Keyes said the REIT is working to diversify its investment strategy, including a focus on acquiring new non-agency mortgages…

February 14, 2019 - IMFnews

Lower Earnings for Fannie and Freddie, 4Q18 Dividend Payment On Track (For Now)

It’s rare but Fannie and Freddie reported results on the very same day…

February 14, 2019 - IMFnews

Government MI Rebounds in 4Q18, but PMIs Had Strong Showing in 2018

In terms of new insurance written during 2018, the market leaders were Arch, Radian and MGIC…

February 13, 2019 - IMFnews

Ginnie Mae Approved Only 8 New Issuers in 2018

Nonbanks comprise 61% of approved servicers of Ginnie’s $2.04 trillion portfolio…

February 13, 2019 - IMFnews

Mortgage Jobs Grim with Selected Pockets of Hope

But not all conventional lenders are handing out pink slips these days...

February 13, 2019 - IMFnews

GSE Single-Family MBS Issuance Off to a Slow Start in January

Wells Fargo, Quicken Loans and PennyMac ranked first, second and third, respectively, in loan sales to Fannie and Freddie during January…

February 12, 2019 - IMFnews

A Tiny 4Q18 Profit for New Residential

New Rez continues to gobble up MSRs like there's no tomorrow...

February 12, 2019 - IMFnews

The 4Q18 Tally: Banks Report Sharp Drop in Mortgage Banking Income

Much of the mortgage earnings damage took place at the top…


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