Ginnie Mae Issuance

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August 17, 2018 - Inside MBS & ABS

Ginnie Officials Describe Counterparty Risk Tools, Saying Everybody’s in the Same Boat

Ginnie Mae officials described a two-pronged approach to assuring MBS investors that the agency is protecting their interests from the risk that issuers might fail to deliver principal and interest payments in a timely manner.

August 10, 2018 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

Around the Industry

Fannie Mae Updates HECM Servicing Manual. Fannie Mae has updated its Reverse Mortgage Loan Servicing Manual to include changes related to real estate-owned hazard-insurance requirements. The policy change applies only to Home Equity Conversion Mortgage REO. The revised manual now requires that, for HECM loans, the servicer must place a property insurance policy on the acquired property in accordance with Department of Housing and Urban Development guidelines. Coverage must be up to the HUD foreclosure appraisal amount or the deed-in-lieu property valuation amount. Should the servicer be unable to obtain a HUD foreclosure appraisal or deed-in-lieu property valuation, it must place coverage in accordance with HUD guidelines and up to the unpaid principal balance amount. Fannie encouraged immediate servicer implementation of the policy. However, the ...

August 10, 2018 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

USDA Issuance Down at Midpoint From 2017, Up in Second Quarter

Fewer rural single-family mortgages and modified home loans with a USDA guarantee were securitized during the first six months of 2018 compared to last year. Delivery of USDA loans into Ginnie Mae pools over the last two quarters totaled $8.6 billion, down 10.1 percent from the same period last year but up 12.4 percent in the second quarter from the prior period. PennyMac topped all USDA issuers with $1.7 billion worth of rural housing MBS issued during the first half of 2018, up 22.1 percent year-over-year. New issuance also rose 30.0 percent in the second quarter from the previous quarter, enough for a 20.2 percent share of the securitized USDA market. ... [chart]

August 10, 2018 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

Senate Passes FY 2019 T-HUD Bill, Preserves Previous Funding Levels

On Aug. 1, the U.S. Senate voted 92-6 to pass a four-bill appropriations package that includes FY 2019 funding for the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Agriculture housing programs. The bill passed without changes to program funding levels previously approved by Senate appropriators. The House Appropriations Committee has approved FY19 spending bills for both HUD and USDA. The full House, which is away for the summer break until Sept. 4, has not yet voted on the package. The Senate bill retains the previous fiscal year’s $400 billion in new loan commitments in the FHA Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund and $30 billion for the general insurance and special risk insurance program, which include special purpose single- and multifamily loans, multifamily rental housing and condominiums. The bill also sets aside $550 billion for Ginnie Mae ...

August 3, 2018 - Inside Mortgage Trends

Secondary Market in Servicing Rights Gained Momentum in Second Quarter

Sales of agency mortgage servicing rights were up in the second quarter, mostly as a result of heavier coissuance volume, according to an exclusive new Inside Mortgage Trends analysis and ranking. Servicing rights on $129.57 billion of agency mortgages changed hands during the second quarter, up 6.4 percent from the first three months of the year. The data are culled on Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae mortgage-backed securities ... [Includes three data charts]

August 3, 2018 - Inside MBS & ABS

Nonbanks Find Relief from VA ‘Orphan Loan’ Debacle With Term Debt, But Many are Unhappy with Agency

Originators stranded with VA “orphan loans” that cannot be securitized in a Ginnie Mae MBS are finding temporary workarounds to deal with the problem, while maintaining hope for a potential solution from the government. However, few firms are holding their breath that Ginnie will come to the rescue, especially since the agency has maintained that only new legislation can solve the problem. The problem was caused by a quirk in a law aimed at preventing the churning of VA ...

August 3, 2018 - Inside MBS & ABS

Agency MBS Business Lays an Egg in July; Fannie Recaptures Some GSE Market Share

July is usually a good month for agency MBS issuance when the housing market is strong. In 2018, the fundamentals just weren’t there. Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae guaranteed $101.39 billion of new single-family MBS last month, a disappointing 0.6 percent lower than in June. Purchase mortgages accounted for a substantial 74.4 percent of July issuance, although volume was up just 3.2 percent from June. The housing market ... [Includes two data charts]

July 27, 2018 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

Lawmakers Express Support for Bright’s Nomination as Ginnie Head

Michael Bright’s quick, effective response to the VA loan-churning problem that led to rapid prepayments in Ginnie Mae mortgage-backed securities earned kudos from senators during his confirmation hearing this week. Judging by the positive responses of members of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, Bright, the administration’s choice to lead Ginnie Mae, will likely get the job. Bright received praise particularly for the swift disciplinary action he took against lender/issuers that were targeting and misleading VA borrowers into repeated refinancing without any clear benefit. Nine lenders were directed to take corrective actions while three of the worst offenders were barred from the agency’s multi-issuer security pools. Bright joined Ginnie Mae in July 2017 as executive vice president and chief operating officer. Two months later he began an investigation into rapidly prepaying VA loans ...

July 13, 2018 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

HUD Issues Interpretive Rule to Fix Ginnie Mae’s VA IRRRL Snafu

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has issued an interpretive rule to clear up some of the confusion created by the recently approved Dodd-Frank reform act regarding the eligibility of certain VA refinance loans to serve as Ginnie Mae collateral. Although interpretive rules are exempted from public comment under the Administrative Procedures Act, HUD is seeking public input on its interpretation of the loan-seasoning provision of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, which President Trump signed into law on May 24, 2018. Among other things, the statute prohibits Ginnie from guaranteeing payment on a security backed by a mortgage that does not meet its seasoning requirements. The protective measure was designed to deter lenders from encouraging veterans to refinance their loans often and repeatedly. Loan churning led to faster prepayment speeds on the ...

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 12, 2018 - Inside MBS & ABS

Industry Continues to Look for Ways to Fix the VA IRRRL ‘Orphan’ Loan Mess

The mortgage industry this week continued to look for a fix to the VA Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loan mess, which has imperiled roughly $500 million worth of government product that is now ineligible for Ginnie Mae securitization.


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.


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


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


No opinion.