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Volume 2014 - Number 41

October 31, 2014

MBS Backed by Single-Family Rentals Are Gaining Traction, But Is This Asset Class Here to Stay?

Roughly $4.7 billion of securities backed by loans on packages of single-family rental units have come to market this year with more on the way between now and yearend. But with real estate values increasing, the “easy money” may be in the past. “So far, all of the transactions we’ve seen have been single-loan deals,” said Nitin Bhasin, a managing director within Kroll Bond Rating Agency’s structured finance group. Bhasin anticipates...

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With originations expected to drop in 2018, will your shop turn to non-QM/non-prime mortgage products as a way to bolster volumes?

Yes, definitely. We’re planning a launch.


No. It’s still difficult compliance/regulatory-wise.


Maybe. It’s under consideration.


Not now. But things could change as 2018 progresses.