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July 21, 2017 - 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 21, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Invictus Shows Variety with New Nonprime MBS

A new nonprime mortgage-backed security from Invictus Capital Partners varies in some ways from the deal the firm issued in February. Invictus is set to issue the $241.00 million Verus Securitization Trust 2017-2. The deal the firm issued in the first quarter – the first MBS from Invictus – was for $145.02 million. The purchase-mortgage share in the new deal is down sharply compared with the previous MBS from Invictus, at 46.0 percent compared with 68.3 percent. The cash-out refinance ...


July 21, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

While Angel Oak, Deephaven and Others Issue New Nonprime MBS, Citadel Mines the Whole Loan Market

A few months back, Citadel Servicing Corp., Irvine, CA, was eyeing the May/June period as the target date for its first nonprime mortgage-backed security. Now that July is almost over, it’s eyeing the fall – if that. According to company founder and CEO Dan Perl, prices being paid in the whole loan market for its high-yielding loans are just too good to turn down. Perl indicated that for his company, at least, the economics of a whole loan transaction are just too favorable right now. Although he could not be too specific on pricing, the industry veteran indicated...


July 21, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

PIMCO Says Tackle Changes to Non-Agency Market, Then Do GSE Reform; Firm Critical of Plans Thus Far

Pacific Investment Management Company published an opinion piece this week calling for changes in the non-agency market before policymakers enact reforms that affect the government-sponsored enterprises. PIMCO was also critical of other GSE reform proposals. “Without a functioning private mortgage market, it will be nearly impossible for the GSEs to shrink their footprint without significant disruption to the housing market and to the underlying homeownership rate,” PIMCO said. PIMCO was...


July 7, 2017 - 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 7, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Angel Oak Issues Its Largest Nonprime MBS

A unit of Angel Oak Companies issued its largest nonprime mortgage-backed security this week. The deal comes shortly after a significant amount of mortgages from Angel Oak were included in a separate nonprime MBS from Deephaven Mortgage. The $210.45 million Angel Oak Mortgage Trust I LLC 2017-2 received AAA ratings from DBRS and S&P Global Ratings. Angel Oak has issued three other nonprime MBS, the largest of which was a $150.35 million transaction in 2015 ...


July 7, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Nonprime MBS Has Breakout Quarter, Issuance Up Sharply. More Deals Likely

Issuance of nonprime mortgage-backed securities skyrocketed in the second quarter, and analysts anticipate that the market is set for more growth. A total of $1.08 billion of MBS backed by newly originated nonprime mortgages was issued in the second quarter of 2017, according to Inside Nonconforming Markets. It was the strongest post-crisis quarter for the sector, which has been percolating since the second half of 2015. Issuance in the April-June cycle ... [Includes one data chart]


July 6, 2017 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Many Non-QM Borrowers Look Eligible for GSE Mortgages, Save for One Disqualifying Issue

An analysis of non-qualified mortgages suggests that many of these borrowers have credit qualities strong enough to qualify for a mortgage that could be delivered to the government-sponsored enterprises. However, issues involving credit events and income documentation can disqualify such borrowers from conventional mortgages. According to an analysis by Morningstar Credit Ratings, the weighted-average loan-to-value ratio for securitized non-QMs is 75.2 percent and the average debt-to-income ratio on the loans is 36.6 percent. The rating service noted that QMs (including agency and non-agency mortgages) have an average LTV ratio around 69.0 percent and an average DTI ratio around 32.3 percent. In addition to showing that certain characteristics don’t differ much between QM borrowers and non-QM borrowers, the analysis suggests...


June 23, 2017 - 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.


June 23, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

More ‘Alt Doc’ Loans in MBS from Deephaven

The nonprime mortgage-backed security issued by Deephaven Mortgage earlier this month was largely similar to a deal the firm issued in April, save for a greater emphasis on mortgages underwritten with less than full documentation. So-called alternative documentation mortgages accounted for 36.5 percent of the $250.13 million MBS Deephaven issued this month, up from a 17.7 percent share of its $221.14 million issuance in April. Non-agency lenders underwriting mortgages ...


June 23, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Weaker Investor Protections Detected in Newer Nonprime RMBS Transactions vs. Prime Deals

Investors in nonprime MBS may be more vulnerable to fraudulent or defective mortgages compared to prime transactions because of deficiencies or inadequacies in the related representation-and-warranties frameworks, according to a new report from analysts at Moody’s Investors Service. “The collateral backing these transactions is riskier than the loans in post-crisis prime jumbo RMBS, which also generally use stronger frameworks,” the report said. For starters, “Transactions in the re-emerging non-prime RMBS sector are...


June 23, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Securitization Rates Started Strong in 2017, But Secondary Lagged Mortgage Originations Slump

Securitization rates appeared to rebound strongly in the first quarter of 2017, with an estimated 79.5 percent of primary-market mortgage originations finding their way into a variety of MBS, according to a new Inside MBS & ABS analysis. That’s up from a 69.1 percent securitization rate for all of 2016 and, if it keeps up for the rest of 2017, it would be the highest mark since 2013. In the fourth quarter of 2016, the rate was 72.7 percent. Both new MBS production and primary-market originations were...[Includes one data table]


June 22, 2017 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Nonprime Lenders Fill Variety of Niches, Many Programs With Less-Than-Full Documentation of Income or Assets

Lenders originating nonprime mortgages have a number of different programs for borrowers shut out of the agency market, including an emphasis on reduced documentation requirements. Deephaven Mortgage is among the lenders that have pooled newly originated nonprime home loans into mortgage-backed securities. The company’s recent $250.13 million MBS included a variety of loans, largely focused on non-qualified mortgages. Some 82.6 percent of the loans in the deal were...


June 16, 2017 - Inside Mortgage Trends

Some Lenders Keep Hiring; Others Are Cautious

The spring and summer home-buying season is in full throttle and with rates falling to yearly lows, mortgage bankers should be hiring in droves. Right? Not necessarily. Top-ranked lenders such as Quicken Loans and Movement Mortgage report they continue to search for new talent, but others are being careful about their hiring plans. Employment in the mortgage brokerage sector has been...


June 9, 2017 - 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.


June 9, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

News Briefs

Ocwen Financial recently filed a lawsuit against Fidelity Information Services, which completed a two-year review of Ocwen as part of an order by the California Department of Business Oversight. Ocwen alleged that FIS submitted false, fraudulent and improper invoices for the review, including invoices from strip clubs and casinos. FIS has disputed the allegations. The Structured Finance Industry Group is...


June 9, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Many Sources to Find Non-QM Borrowers

Lenders planning to originate non-qualified mortgages have many sources to find potential borrowers, according to officials at Angel Oak Mortgage Solutions. AOMS focuses its business on non-QM originations via the correspondent and wholesale channels. Tom Hutchens, a senior vice president of sales and marketing at Angel Oak, has detailed the ways loan officers can find non-QM borrowers in a series of webinars. He suggests...


June 9, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Non-Agency MBS Market Gets Busy With New Deals From Redwood, Deephaven, Mill City, MFA and New Residential

June is shaping up to be a strong month for the non-agency MBS market with a handful of new deals that reflect the character of the sector: a reliance on scratch-and-dent transactions mixed with an emerging nonprime component and opportunistic prime jumbo issuance. Five non-agency MBS totaling $1.90 billion hit the market in the first week of June, with three S&D deals accounting for $1.30 billion of the total. The biggest of these was...


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