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August 17, 2018 - Inside Mortgage Trends

GSE Sellers Continued to Stretch the Credit Box – Incrementally – in 2Q18

Mortgage lenders became slightly more daring in terms of the credit characteristics of the loans they sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac during the second quarter of 2018, according to an exclusive new Inside Mortgage Trends analysis and ranking. [Includes two data charts.]


August 10, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Vintage GSE Nonprime Holdings Run Off

The government-sponsored enterprises’ holdings of vintage nonprime mortgages continued a gradual decline during the second quarter of 2018, according to a new analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. [Includes one data chart.]


August 10, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

ARMs More Prevalent in Expanded-Credit MBS

The majority of loans in expanded-credit mortgage-backed securities are adjustable-rate mortgages, while such loans are few and far between in prime non-agency MBS, according to a new analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. [Includes one data chart.]


July 27, 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.


July 27, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Angel Oak Units Hit Record Volumes in 2Q

Lending units affiliated with Angel Oak Companies reported a record $512.0 million in originations of non-qualified mortgages for the second quarter of 2018, putting the nonbank on pace to top $1.0 billion in production this year. Angel Oak’s non-QM production increased by 52.0 percent from the previous quarter and nearly doubled its originations of a year ago. Angel Oak’s various production entities added 104 employees during the second quarter for a total of 527 staff members ...


July 27, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Lenders Divided on Potential for Non-QMs

There’s a sharp divide in the mortgage industry regarding the prospects for originations of non-qualified mortgages. Smaller nonbanks that focus on such products have high hopes for the non-QM sector while larger lenders have low expectations. Justin Mahoney, a senior portfolio manager at SG Capital Partners, a non-QM lender, noted that the nonprime mortgage originations market is the only lending sector that hasn’t recovered since the financial crisis. “It represents a real growth opportunity ...


July 13, 2018 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

Seasonal Factors Boost Ginnie Mae MBS Issuance in Second Quarter

The spring homebuying season fueled a relatively modest increase in production of Ginnie Mae single-family mortgage-backed securities during the second quarter of 2018, according to a new Inside FHA/VA Lending ranking and analysis. Lenders issued $98.66 billion of Ginnie MBS backed by forward mortgages during the April-May cycle. That was up 6.6 percent from the first three months of the year, but 2018 continued to lag behind the pace set in 2017 by 10.7 percent. Given current trends, annual Ginnie MBS issuance in 2018 could fall short of the $400 billion mark for the first time since 2014. The flow of FHA and VA purchase mortgages was up a solid 23.7 percent from the first to the second quarter, bringing the total for the first half of the year to $121.01 billion. However, that was down 4.7 percent from the same period in 2017. Ginnie securitized $75.02 billion of FHA purchase loans in the ... [Charts]


July 13, 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.


July 13, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Higher-Priced Lending Up by 20.1 Percent in 2017

Originations of higher-priced conventional mortgages increased by 20.1 percent on an annual basis to $36.01 billion in 2017, according to a new ranking and analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets of data from the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act. Higher-priced mortgages are loans that have an annual percentage rate higher than a threshold for the “average prime offer rate” on a comparable mortgage. First-lien mortgages with an APR ... [Includes two data charts]


July 13, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Verus Goes Big with Nonprime MBS

An affiliate of Verus Mortgage Capital is set to issue what will be the largest post-crisis nonprime MBS to date. The planned $489.6 million issuance will top a $426.2 million deal issued by Lone Star Funds in September. The types of mortgages in the latest Verus MBS are similar to those in a $249.0 million deal the firm issued in January, though the average loan balance in the new MBS is somewhat larger. Mortgages in the new deal have an average unpaid principal balance of ...


July 13, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Non-Agency MBS Issuance Backed by New Production Hits Another Quarterly Record

Issuance of non-agency mortgage-backed securities reached a third straight post-crisis quarterly record during the recently completed April-June cycle, according to a new ranking and analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. A total of $10.03 billion of non-agency MBS backed by new jumbo and expanded-credt originations was issued in the second quarter. The previous quarterly record was $6.28 billion in the first quarter of 2018. And in ... [Includes one data chart]


Poll

With mortgage production down noticeably this year from 2017, how many lenders might disappear via M&A or failure during the next 12 months?

10% or less. It’s not that bad out there.

17%

11% to 25%. It’s a challenging market.

48%

25% to 40%. It’s going to be very ugly.

24%

No opinion.

11%