Jumbo Mortgages

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December 14, 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.


December 14, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Banks Increase Holdings of First Liens

Holdings of first-lien mortgages by banks and thrifts increased in the third quarter, according to an Inside Nonconforming Markets analysis of call reports. Banks and thrifts held $2.07 trillion of first liens in their portfolios at the end of September, up 1.2 percent from June and 4.3 percent from a year ago. The holdings have largely been boosted by jumbo mortgages along with loans eligible for sale to the government-sponsored enterprises ... [Includes one data chart]


December 14, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Outlook for Prime Non-Agency MBS Issuance Closely Connected with GSE Pricing, Tools

Issuance volume and lending practices in the prime non-agency mortgage-backed security market in 2019 will be linked in several ways to the government-sponsored enterprises, according to industry analysts. Volume projections for prime non-agency MBS depend on pricing differences between non-agency execution and delivery of loans to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Non-agency lenders are also expected to increasingly use tools developed by the GSEs. “We expect robust issuance from ...


December 7, 2018 - Inside Mortgage Trends

Retail Lost Share in Major Product Groups

Retail originations declined more than third-party production in the three major mortgage-product categories during the third quarter of 2018, according to a new analysis by Inside Mortgage Trends. Based on survey data from a broad cross-section of lenders, retail originations fell 8.8 percent from the second to the third quarter. The wholesale-broker sector was down 1.9 percent, while correspondent production posted a 1.9 percent increase. The data ... [Includes two data charts]


November 30, 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.


November 30, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Jumbo Servicing Portfolios Largely Increasing

Most major servicers of jumbo mortgages increased their portfolios in the third quarter, according to a new ranking and analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. Combined, 30 servicers handled an estimated $1.06 trillion of jumbo mortgages as of the end of September, up 2.7 percent sequentially and 10.7 percent from a year ago. Only four of the servicers posted lower jumbo portfolios on an annual basis, and one of the firms, Ocwen Financial, is under ... [Includes one data chart]


November 30, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Conforming Loan Limits Increase 6.9% in 2019

The threshold for what constitutes a jumbo mortgage will increase by 6.9 percent in 2019 as the Federal Housing Finance Agency set new loan limits this week. The baseline conforming loan limit for the government-sponsored enterprises will increase to $484,350 from $453,100 in 2018, and for most high-cost areas, the limit will rise to $726,525 from $679,650. The FHFA annually adjusts loan limits for mortgages delivered to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac based on its home price index ...


November 30, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Correspondent Channel Gains More Market Share of Jumbo Originations in Third Quarter

The correspondent channel has continued to gain market share of jumbo mortgages as production of such loans has shifted to purchase financing, according to a new analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. Correspondents accounted for 21.7 percent of third-quarter jumbo mortgages originated by lenders that report data to Inside Mortgage Finance. The sector’s market share has increased for three consecutive quarters. Correspondents accounted... [Includes one data chart]


November 16, 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.


November 16, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Demand for Jumbos Boosts Redwood in 3Q

Strong demand in the secondary market for jumbo mortgages lifted Redwood Trust’s mortgage banking income during the third quarter even though the volume of loans it acquired declined. Redwood had $11.24 million in non-interest income from mortgage banking activities in the third quarter, up 5.9 percent from the previous quarter. The metric tracks Redwood’s loan aggregation and sales. The real estate investment trust’s jumbo conduit acquired mortgages with an unpaid principal balance ...


November 16, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Chase Offers Jumbo MBS with Higher LTV Ratios

The latest jumbo mortgage-backed security from JPMorgan Chase differs significantly from others deals issued by the company. The $459.3 million MBS is stocked with mortgages that have relatively high loan-to-value ratios. The average combined LTV ratio for loans in JPMorgan Mortgage Trust 2018-LTV1 is 86.2 percent and nearly every mortgage has an LTV ratio greater than 79.0 percent. The average combined LTV ratio on prime non-agency MBS issued in the third quarter of 2018 was ...


November 16, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Non-Agency Jumbo Sector Loses Market Share in 3Q as Interest Rates Increase

Originations of non-agency jumbo mortgages fell more than overall mortgage production, prompting the sector to lose market share in the third quarter, according to a new analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. An estimated $76.0 billion of non-agency jumbos were originated in the quarter, down 5.0 percent from a quarter ago. Total first-lien originations fell by 2.2 percent, according to Inside Mortgage Finance. Jumbos accounted for 17.5 percent of total ... [Includes one data chart]


Poll

With loan volumes declining, does your shop have plans to enter the non-QM lending market in 2019?

Yes, definitely. A solid move forward.

45%

Yes, but only incrementally.

16%

We’re pondering a move into non-QM, but haven’t made up our mind.

13%

No, definitely not. We view it has too risky.

26%