Jumbo Trends

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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]


November 30, 2017 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Conforming-Jumbo Market Grew Somewhat Faster Than Non-Agency Sector in 3Q17

Jumbo mortgage production was up 9.6 percent in the third quarter, a slightly faster growth rate than the 8.8 percent increase in first-lien originations during that period, according to a new ranking and analysis by Inside Mortgage Finance.


November 22, 2017 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

FHA Endorsements Rise in 3Q17, Nonbanks Remain Dominant

FHA single-family endorsements rose 2.0 percent in the third quarter from the prior quarter as more borrowers took out purchase loans and nonbanks remained in control of the market during the period. The FHA endorsed $62.1 billion of forward mortgages during the third quarter, which brought total production over the first nine months of 2017 to $182.7 billion (excluding reverse mortgages), a 2.5 percent decline from 2016. Fixed-rate loans continued to comprise nearly all of FHA’s business. Adjustable-rate endorsements totaled $935.3 million for the first nine months of 2017, up from $701.7 million a year ago. FHA purchase activity was up 4.4 percent to $48.5 billion in the third quarter while annual volume increased 2.6 percent from 2016. Purchase loans accounted for 73.6 percent of total FHA endorsements for the nine-month period. Of the $182.7 billion of FHA loans endorsed during the ... [Charts]


November 24, 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.


November 24, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Banc of California Focusing on Jumbo Non-QMs

California is a jumbo mortgage gold mine that’s dominated by banks, giving Banc of California an enviable starting point. BoC is also differentiating itself by focusing on non-qualified mortgages and avoiding the retail channel. BoC contributed $122.9 million of jumbo loans to a new mortgage-backed security from JPMorgan Chase. Selling loans into the securitization market is a significant shift for BoC, which had previously only contributed eight mortgages to a jumbo MBS issued in 2014 ...


November 24, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Chase Brings Variety to its Latest Non-Agency MBS

A new, somewhat atypical, non-agency mortgage-backed security from JPMorgan Chase includes a large share of non-qualified mortgages and no fixed-rate mortgages. JPMorgan Mortgage Trust 2017-5 is a $671.7 million deal that received preliminary AAA ratings last week from Fitch Ratings, Kroll Bond Rating Agency and Moody’s Investors Service. The first four deals from Chase this year largely stuck with QMs and included a fair amount of mortgages eligible for sale to the ...


November 24, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Jumbo Originations Increase in 3Q17 but Sector Loses Some Market Share

Originations of jumbo mortgages increased in the third quarter of 2017 compared with the previous period, according to a new ranking and analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. But through nine months of the year, production was down compared with 2016 and the sector is losing market share as a handful of major lenders are seeing significant declines in their jumbo production. Demand for jumbo mortgages has declined somewhat, according to lenders ... [Includes one data chart]


November 10, 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.


November 10, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Tax Reform Effort Could Hit Jumbo Borrowers

Tax reform legislation from Republicans in Congress could have an outsized impact on borrowers who take out jumbo mortgages, according to industry analysts. The tax reform in the House detailed last week would reduce the amount of debt eligible for the mortgage interest deduction and would limit deductions of state income taxes and property taxes. For new home purchases, the revised MID would only apply up to $500,000 in debt, down from a current cap of $1.0 million ...


November 10, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Redwood Boosts Jumbo Volume in Third Quarter

Redwood Trust increased its acquisitions of jumbo mortgages in the third quarter, helped by strong demand for jumbo mortgage-backed securities. The real estate investment trust acquired jumbos with a total unpaid principal balance of $1.50 billion in the third quarter, up 25.0 percent from the previous period and up 15.4 percent a year ago. Officials said spread tightening helped the REIT compete with banks for jumbos. In the third quarter, Redwood closed two super-prime jumbo MBS with ...


Poll

With originations expected to drop in 2018, will your shop turn to non-QM/non-prime mortgage products as a way to bolster volumes?

Yes, definitely. We’re planning a launch.

33%

No. It’s still difficult compliance/regulatory-wise.

20%

Maybe. It’s under consideration.

33%

Not now. But things could change as 2018 progresses.

13%