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October 19, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Average Jumbo Mortgage Interest Rates and Mortgage Performance

A page of jumbo data and the performance of non-agency mortgage-backed securities.


October 5, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Average Jumbo Mortgage Interest Rates and Mortgage Performance

A page of jumbo data and the performance of non-agency mortgage-backed securities.


October 5, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Non-QM Lenders Look for Automation

Deephaven Mortgage’s recent adoption of an automated system to pre-qualify expanded-credit borrowers has prompted some speculation about whether fully automated underwriting systems could be used for originations of non-qualified mortgages. A number of expanded-credit lenders at the ABS East conference suggested that some automated underwriting is possible, but some aspects of the non-QM underwriting process will likely need human intervention. The conference was ...


October 5, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Expanded-Credit MBS Issuance Up in 3Q18, Prime Non-Agency MBS Declines

Issuance trends for non-agency mortgage-backed securities stocked with newly-originated mortgages were mixed in the third quarter, according to a new ranking and analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. Issuance of prime non-agency MBS declined significantly on a sequential basis in the third quarter. And for the first time, expanded-credit MBS issuance volume topped prime non-agency MBS activity. Some $3.58 billion of expanded-credit MBS was ... [Includes one data chart]


September 28, 2018 - Inside MBS & ABS

Reps and Warrants on Expanded-Credit MBS Seen as Inadequate to Attract Major Investors

Issuance of expanded-credit MBS is booming but total volume remains relatively small as major investors continue to avoid the sector. Investors such as Blackrock and PIMCO are looking for improvements to representations and warranties, according to industry participants. Eric Kaplan, director of the housing finance program at the Milken Institute’s Center for Financial Markets, said some big investors prefer to acquire expanded-credit loans, such as non-qualified mortgages, as whole loans ...


September 27, 2018 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Non-QM Lenders Experiencing Exponential Growth in Production, Aiming for a 10 Percent Share of the Market

Strong growth in originations of non-qualified mortgages in recent years has helped the sector gain market share. Lenders in the non-QM market suggest that originations are set to continue to increase, with a 10 percent share of total originations seen as a reasonable goal.


September 21, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Average Jumbo Mortgage Interest Rates and Mortgage Performance

A page of jumbo data and the performance of non-agency mortgage-backed securities.


September 21, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Deephaven Brings its Largest Nonprime MBS

Deephaven Mortgage is preparing to issue its largest nonprime mortgage-backed security to date, according to presale reports published this week. The planned $326.1 million Deephaven Residential Mortgage Trust 2018-3 will top a $308.2 million deal the firm issued in January. Mortgages in the new deal look similar to previous issuance from Deephaven. The loans have a weighted-average credit score of 700, an average combined loan-to-value ratio of 72.7 percent and an average ...


September 7, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Average Jumbo Mortgage Interest Rates and Mortgage Performance

A page of jumbo data and the performance of non-agency mortgage-backed securities.


September 7, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Strong Performance for Nonprime Mortgages

Nonprime mortgages are performing better than expected and prepayment rates remain elevated, according to industry analysts. Fitch Ratings noted that 60+ day delinquency rates on nonprime mortgages in post-crisis mortgage-backed securities rated by the firm were less than 4.00 percent as of August. “The performance of Fitch-rated nonprime transactions has outperformed initial projections,” the rating service said. The average conditional prepayment rate ... [Includes one data chart]


September 7, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Assessments of Caliber’s Documentation Differ

Rating services are divided on whether the income documentation used by Caliber Home Loans qualifies as full documentation. The differences are apparent in a pending $342.6 million issuance from Lone Star Funds, which is stocked with mortgages from Caliber. According to Fitch Ratings, Lone Star is the only current issuer of nonprime MBS to keep mortgages with nontraditional income-documentation out of its deals. The rating service said 99.4 percent of the dollar volume of the loans ...


Poll

Who "owns" the mortgage customer that’s brought to a wholesale lender through a loan broker?

The broker. It’s his/her client.

35%

The wholesale/table funder. They’re taking the financial risk.

30%

The broker, but only for the first year. After that, the borrower is fair game.

13%

Hard to answer. It’s a complicated issue.

22%