Jumbo Mortgages

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February 16, 2018 - Inside MBS & ABS

Seeing a Strong Jumbo MBS Market, Redwood Issues Large Super-Prime and Expanded-Credit Deals

New jumbo MBS from Redwood Trust are coming fast and furious after a lull in the fourth quarter of 2017. The real estate investment trust has multiple execution options for the jumbos it aggregates and MBS issuance now looks to be providing better returns than whole-loan sales.


February 9, 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.


February 9, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

News Briefs

PennyMac Financial will resume originating jumbo mortgages in the correspondent channel this year, the lender announced this week. And jumbos will be offered in the broker channel operations recently launched by PennyMac. The House approved a bill this week that would shrink the potential market for non-qualified mortgages. H.R. 1153, the Mortgage Choice Act, was approved on a 280-131 vote with some bipartisan support. The legislation would ... [Includes two briefs]


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

Redwood Goes Bigger with Expanded-Prime MBS

A new expanded-prime mortgage-backed security from Redwood Trust is nearly 40.0 percent larger than the prior deal from the real estate investment trust. Redwood is set to issue the $444.29 million Sequoia Mortgage Trust 2018-CH-1, following a similar $320.30 million deal in November and a $307.64 million deal in September, the first from Redwood to focus on loans from the firm’s Choice program. Choice mortgages have slightly wider underwriting standards than ...


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 ...


February 9, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Non-Agency Jumbo Originations Fell 18 Percent in 2017, Demand Weakened

Originations of non-agency jumbo mortgages declined by 17.8 percent on an annual basis in 2017, according to a new ranking and analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. The sector lost market share as total mortgage originations declined by 12.3 percent during that span. Jumbo originations were down among most of the top 10 lenders, including banks and nonbanks, with many reporting weaker consumer demand, particularly as refinances became ... [Includes one data chart]


January 26, 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.


January 26, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

New MBS from Chase Somewhat Smaller

The latest jumbo mortgage-backed security planned by JPMorgan Chase is smaller than other deals recently issued by the firm. J.P. Morgan Mortgage Trust 2018-1 will be a $463.7 million issuance. A similarly structured deal from Chase in December had a volume of $883.8 million, which followed a $911.0 million deal in October. All three MBS share similar characteristics, with Chase as the top contributor and loans that seasoned for an average of three months at the time of issuance ...


January 26, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Galton Returns to Expanded-Prime MBS Market

Nearly a year after an affiliate of Galton Funding issued its first expanded-prime mortgage-backed security, the firm is bringing a follow-up. The planned $316.9 million issuance is larger than the first deal from the firm and the MBS differ in some ways. Fitch Ratings and Kroll Bond Rating Agency placed preliminary AAA ratings on Galton Funding Mortgage Trust 2018-1. The deal will include credit enhancement of 10.75 percent on the senior tranche. The loans have a weighted-average credit score of ...


January 26, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

2017 Jumbo Lending Up at Three Lenders

As earnings season got underway for publicly owned lenders, First Republic Bank, Flagstar Bank and Redwood Trust reported increased jumbo loan production in 2017. First Republic produced $11.57 billion of single-family mortgages in 2017, up 8.9 percent from the previous year. Jumbos account for a large majority of its lending. Flagstar originated $8.80 billion of jumbo loans last year, a 37.5 percent increase from 2016. And Redwood, which sources loans from correspondents, purchased ...


January 26, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

New Contributors for Prime Jumbo MBS in 2017 as Chase Reduced Its Volume

Market share for lenders whose loans were included in prime jumbo mortgage-backed securities was much more dispersed in 2017 than the previous year, according to a new ranking and analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. JPMorgan Chase – the top issuer of jumbo MBS – remained the lender with the most collateral for new deals. But the bank reduced its jumbo deliveries by a whopping 65.1 percent from 2016 to just $1.58 billion last year. That was still tops in the market, accounting for 14.5 percent of the loans pooled in $10.88 billion of ... [Includes two data charts]


January 12, 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.


January 12, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

News Briefs

PennyMac Financial Services launched its broker origination channel this week. While the company hasn’t originated many jumbo mortgages in the past year, it said the broker channel “will provide opportunities to grow volumes in attractive segments,” including jumbos. Carrington Mortgage Services recently launched some nonprime products in its wholesale channel. The lender allows for credit scores as low as 500 and loan amounts up to ... [Includes five briefs]


January 12, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Tax Bill Likely to Reduce Demand for Jumbos

As the dust settles from tax reform legislation passed at hyper speed at the end of 2017, industry analysts project that demand for jumbo purchase mortgages will take a hit. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act reduced the amount of new debt eligible for the mortgage interest deduction. For purchase mortgages taken out on Dec. 15, 2017, and beyond, only $750,000 of debt will be eligible for the interest deduction. Previously, the limit was $1.0 million. Additionally, deductions from federal taxes for ...


January 12, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

ARM Production, Market Share Up Slightly

While mortgage originations overall declined through three quarters in 2017, production of adjustable-rate mortgages increased slightly from the same period in 2016, according to a new ranking and analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. An estimated $161.0 billion of ARMs were originated in the first three quarters of 2017, up 2.5 percent compared with 2016. Total mortgage originations declined by 10.1 percent in that span ... [Includes one data chart]


January 12, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Redwood Quickly Preps Two Prime Jumbo MBS

Redwood Trust is set to issue two prime jumbo mortgage-backed securities in January, according to presale reports published this week. Issuance of two similar deals in quick succession by one firm is relatively uncommon, but Redwood appears to see strong demand from investors and has mortgages to sell. Sequoia Mortgage Trust 2018-1, a $341.25 million issuance, is scheduled to close on Jan. 19. A $462.01 million MBS, Sequoia Mortgage Trust 2018-2, is penciled in for Jan. 25 ...


January 12, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Prime Jumbo MBS, Expanded-Credit MBS Issuance Up in 2017, Sharp Increase in 4Q

Issuance of non-agency mortgage-backed securities backed by new originations increased on an annual basis in 2017, with gains from prime jumbo MBS and expanded-credit MBS, according to a new ranking and analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. A total of $10.88 billion of prime jumbo MBS was issued during the year, up 16.7 percent from 2016. Expanded-credit MBS – which include mortgages with alternative documentation, non-qualified ... [Includes one data chart]


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How many new retail loan officers (net) is your shop looking to hire in the first quarter of 2018?

1 to 10. We’re being careful.

37%

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15%

31 or more. We’re in expansion mode.

None. We’re staying right where we are, for now.

26%

We’re cutting back.

22%