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Volume 7 - Number 10

May 9, 2014

Downloads Available: Top Ginnie Mae Issuers in 3M 2014

GNMA Issuance Falters as FHA Production Drops

Issuance of mortgage bonds with a Ginnie Mae guarantee fell during the first three months of 2013 as higher FHA costs and all-cash home sales appeared to drive the decline, according to Inside FHA Lending’s analysis of agency data. Ginnie Mae issuers closed the first quarter with MBS issuances totaling $58.2 billion, down 19.0 percent from the fourth quarter of 2013. The drop was steeper on a year-over-year basis, 41.3 percent, data showed. FHA accounted for $30.6 billion of government-backed mortgage securities issued during the period, while VA and Rural Housing Development (Department of Agriculture) accounted for $19.1 billion and $4.1 billion, respectively. Top Ginnie Mae issuer Wells Fargo closed out the first quarter with $12.5 billion, down 28.1 percent from the previous quarter and off 59.9 percent from the same period a year ago. Wells’ volume accounted for ... [1 chart]

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