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March 16, 2018 - Inside Mortgage Trends

Bank MSR Portfolio Down Again in 4Q17

Commercial banks and savings institutions serviced $3.621 trillion in home loans for other investors at the end of 2017, according to a new Inside Mortgage Trends analysis of call-report data. After a brief spurt higher in the third quarter, bank servicing-for-others was down 0.8 percent during the final three months of the year. The industry’s SFO balance had been dropping steadily since the end of 2010 – with declining balances in 20 of 22 quarters – as many ... [Includes one data chart]

March 9, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Senate Close to Passing Expansion of QM Standards

The Senate started consideration this week of a regulatory reform bill that includes a provision to expand the definition of qualified mortgages. The bill has some bipartisan support and could pass the Senate, with companion legislation potentially approved by the House later this year, according to industry analysts. The Senate next week is scheduled to resume consideration of S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, which would loosen ...

March 9, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Bank Holdings of First Liens Increase 4.1 Percent in 2017, Led by Jumbos

Banks and thrifts increased their first-lien holdings by 4.1 percent in 2017, according to a new ranking and analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. Big banks continue to retain jumbo mortgages in portfolio along with some loans eligible for sale to the government-sponsored enterprises. A total of $2.01 trillion in first-lien mortgages were held by banks and thrifts as of the end of 2017, up 1.2 percent from the end of September. Adjustable-rate mortgages ... [Includes one data chart]

February 26, 2018 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

FHA, VA Lose Market Share in 4Q, Jumbos Down, HECMs Improve

FHA and VA single-family originations fell in the fourth quarter of 2017 due to a decline in purchase mortgage originations that was offset somewhat by an increase in refinance business. FHA endorsed $237.3 billion in forward single-family mortgages in 2017 notwithstanding an 11.9 percent drop in the fourth quarter. FHA production also dropped 7.1 percent year-over-year. Market observers attributed the decline in FHA originations to high mortgage insurance premiums, stiffer competition from private lenders’ low-downpayment programs, and a more aggressive conventional-conforming mortgage market. A new analysis by Inside Mortgage Finance also found that government-backed lending and the jumbo market saw the biggest production declines from the prior quarter. In particular, IMF’s research found that FHA, VA and U.S. Department of Agriculture rural-housing originations fell ... [Charts]

February 9, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Flagstar Maintains Steady Jumbo MBS Issuance

Flagstar Bank is set to issue its third jumbo mortgage-backed security in as many quarters, according to presale reports published this week. The bank plans to issue a $487.66 million deal, which follows a $576.44 million deal from October and a $443.79 million issuance in July. Underwriting characteristics across the three MBS are largely similar. The new issuance includes mortgages with an average credit score of 761, an average combined loan-to-value ratio of 67.4 percent and ...

February 9, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

TIAA Brings Back EverBank as Jumbo MBS Issuer

The jumbo mortgage-backed security market received a boost this week as a new issuer stepped into the ring. Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America is preparing to issue a deal this month, according to presale reports. TIAA, a multi-faceted enterprise with more than $1 trillion in managed assets, acquired EverBank in 2017 and rebranded the operations as TIAA, FSB. The bank is set to issue a $381.54 million jumbo MBS using EverBank’s MBS shelf registration ...


What’s your opinion on how Mick Mulvaney has managed the CFPB since he took over three months ago?

He’s done a good job of paring back the agency’s excesses and we’d like to see more.
I hope he totally dismantles the agency and sends those functions back to the agencies hence they came.
Not bad, but he needs to take his time making additional changes.
We’re totally aghast. He’s gone way too far in protecting the rights of companies not consumers!

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