Jumbo Trends

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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]


December 22, 2017 - 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 22, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Annaly Seeing Strong Returns from Whole Loans

Significant investments in new non-agency whole loans are paying off, according to officials at Annaly Capital Management. The real estate investment trust started buying the loans in the second half of 2016 after acquiring Hatteras Financial. As of the end of the third quarter, Annaly held non-agency whole loans with an unpaid principal balance of $896.0 million. Whole loans accounted for 28.0 percent of Annaly’s residential credit portfolio as of the end of September, up from a ...


December 22, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Banks Continue to Add Loans to Portfolio

Holdings of residential first-lien mortgages by banks and thrifts increased again in the third quarter of 2017, according to a new ranking and analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. Banks and thrifts held first liens with a total unpaid principal balance of $1.99 trillion as of the end of the third quarter, up 1.1 percent from the previous quarter and a 3.3 percent increase from a year ago. First-lien holdings are dominated by three big banks: Wells Fargo ... [Includes one data chart]


December 22, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

GSE-Eligible Loans Prominent in MBS from Chase

Some 55.2 percent of the loans in JPMorgan Chase’s forthcoming $883.8 million non-agency mortgage-backed security will be eligible for sale to the government-sponsored enterprises. Chase has included conforming mortgages in previous non-agency MBS but usually in smaller amounts. The GSE-eligible mortgages were largely originated by Chase, along with some contributions from loanDepot. The GSE-eligible mortgages have an average balance of $536,992 ...


December 22, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Correspondents Gaining Some Jumbo Share

The correspondent share of jumbo originations has risen in the past year while the retail share declined, according to a new analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. The survey found that correspondent production accounted for 18.1 percent of jumbo originations in the third quarter of 2017, up from a 14.3 percent share in the third quarter of 2016. During that time, the retail share of the lenders’ jumbo production fell from 81.3 percent to ... [Includes one data chart]


December 22, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Prime Non-Agency MBS Issuance Expected To Grow in 2018, Standards May Loosen

Issuance of prime non-agency mortgage-backed securities will increase next year, according to predictions from various industry analysts. Some see a gradual increase while analysts at Kroll Bond Rating Agency said volume could double when including so-called expanded-prime MBS. Kroll said prime non-agency MBS issuance could hit nearly $20.0 billion in 2018. “Assuming that spread tightening across structured finance remains at or near current levels, execution may continue to favor ...


December 8, 2017 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

Rising Home Values Lead to Higher Loan Limits for Forwards, HECMs

FHA this week announced a 6.8 percent increase in loan limits nationwide for 2018 with 26 counties seeing increases above the national rate. In high-cost areas, the loan-limit ceiling will rise to $679,650 from $636,150 in 2017, while the floor will increase to $294,515 from $275,665. In addition, the national mortgage limit for Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs) or reverse mortgages will rise to $679,650 from $636,150. FHA regulations do not allow HECM loan limits to vary by metropolitan statistical area or county. Instead, the single limit applies to all mortgages regardless of where the property is located, the agency explained. In between the floor and the ceiling is a broad band of loan limits for single-family forward mortgage loans set at 115 percent of median house prices. The forward limits vary according to MSA and county. The changes in the loan limits are the result of ... [ Chart ]


December 8, 2017 - 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 8, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Jumbo Market Braces for Hit from Tax Reform

Tax reform legislation on track for enactment by the end of the year could have an outsized impact on the jumbo market, according to industry analysts. The House and Senate are currently working to reconcile differences between their versions of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act. A concern for jumbo lenders is that both versions of the bill would set a $10,000 limit for deductions relating to state/local property taxes and eliminate deductions for state/local income taxes. The House bill ...


December 8, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Redwood Set to Fund Lending by Other Nonbanks

Redwood Trust is looking to expand its footprint into funding originations by nonbanks as well as putting a greater emphasis on acquiring investment-property mortgages. The strategy announced this week was detailed one day after Redwood revealed that its CEO will retire in May. Officials said changes in the housing market have created opportunities for the real estate investment trust to “leverage our competitive strengths and expand our strategic mission.” They said funding ...


December 8, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Jumbo Delinquency Rate Rose in 3Q17, But Sector in Line with Overall Market

After declining for two consecutive quarters, the delinquency rate on jumbo mortgages increased in the third quarter of 2017, according to Black Knight. Hurricanes contributed to the uptick in delinquencies, and performance in the jumbo market remains strong overall. The delinquency rate on non-agency jumbo mortgages was 1.60 percent as of the end of September, according to Black Knight. That was up from 1.49 percent in the previous quarter ... [Includes one data chart]


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