Jumbo Mortgages

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July 27, 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.


July 27, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Banks Report 2Q18 Rise in Jumbo Lending

First Republic Bank and Flagstar Bank increased their originations of jumbo mortgages during the second quarter of 2018. First Republic funded $3.13 billion in single-family originations during the quarter. Jumbos account for the vast majority of its production. Originations by First Republic were up by 34.3 percent from the previous quarter and up by 2.6 percent from the second quarter of 2017. Jim Herbert, chairman and CEO of First Republic, said the bank was able to boost production even though ...


July 27, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Wells Set to Contribute Loans to Non-Agency MBS

In a potentially significant shift, Wells Fargo has set aside $507.0 million in mortgages for inclusion in a non-agency mortgage-backed security. Wells is the top jumbo lender and some industry analysts suggest that the jumbo MBS market won’t rebound until banks like Wells stop retaining production in portfolio. Wells said loans designated as held-for-sale for a future MBS are nonconforming mortgages that would have otherwise been stored in its portfolio. Although no other details about ...


July 27, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Banks Among Top Sellers of Jumbo Loans in Non-Agency Securitizations

A handful of banks account for a large share of the loans in prime non-agency mortgage-backed securities issued since the start of 2017, according to a new ranking and analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. Banks were four of the top five originators of securitized prime mortgages between January 2017 and June 2018. More precisely, these banks ranked among the top known sources of collateral for these deals. In fact, the name of the originator was ... [Includes two data charts]


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 13, 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.


July 13, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

News Briefs

Borrower complaints about nontraditional mortgage products from nonbanks in California decreased in 2017, according to the state’s Department of Business Oversight. The California DBO said nonbank lenders and servicers received 12,963 complaints about nontraditional mortgages, down 11.1 percent from 2016. However, officials at the DBO cautioned against making comparisons between data for 2016 and 2017 because the number of ... [Includes two briefs]


July 13, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

MBA Pushes CFPB for Non-Agency Help

In a recent comment letter submitted to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Mortgage Bankers Association argued for changes to regulations in an effort to boost originations of non-agency mortgages. The trade group cited problems with Appendix Q of the ability-to-repay rule and called for the government-sponsored enterprise “patch” for qualified mortgages to be extended to jumbo mortgages. Appendix Q sets QM standards for non-agency mortgages that aren’t eligible for sale to the GSEs or government-insured


July 13, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Redwood Brings Smaller Expanded-Prime MBS

Redwood Trust is preparing to issue an expanded-prime mortgage-backed security that will be somewhat smaller than others issued by the real estate investment trust. Sequoia Mortgage Trust 2018-CH3 will be a $417.0 million issuance, according to a presale report by Kroll Bond Rating Agency. In May, Redwood issued a $520.5 million expanded-prime deal and the firm issued a $444.3 million MBS in February. Mortgages in the deals are largely similar and the pending issuance has ...


July 13, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Non-Agency MBS Issuance Backed by New Production Hits Another Quarterly Record

Issuance of non-agency mortgage-backed securities reached a third straight post-crisis quarterly record during the recently completed April-June cycle, according to a new ranking and analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. A total of $10.03 billion of non-agency MBS backed by new jumbo and expanded-credt originations was issued in the second quarter. The previous quarterly record was $6.28 billion in the first quarter of 2018. And in ... [Includes one data chart]


Poll

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.

17%

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

48%

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

24%

No opinion.

11%