Jumbo Trends

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May 19, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Trump Tax Plan Could Help Certain RMBS And Consumer ABS, ABCP, Moody’s Says

President Trump’s tax plan would raise the federal debt, but could benefit residential MBS, consumer ABS and asset-backed commercial paper, depending mostly on the effect on the underlying obligors’ after-tax income, according to a recent research report from Moody’s Investors Service. “The administration’s blueprint proposes a reduction in the corporate tax rate to 15 percent from 35 percent, which would also apply to partnerships and other ‘pass-through’ businesses that are currently taxed through their principals’ individual returns,” analysts explained. The White House plan also features...


May 19, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Wells Fargo Planning to Return to the Non-Agency MBS Market This Year; Chase Readies New Deal

The non-agency MBS market is set to receive a jolt as Wells Fargo plans to return to the space. “This year, one of our aspirations is to come back to the market with a couple of deals,” said Franklin Codel, a senior executive vice president of consumer lending at Wells. “We’re taking a look to make sure we can structure those properly … to try to test the market and see what we can do to bring some confidence back to the private-label market.” The official mentioned the plans late last week during an investor event hosted by Wells. Back in 2007, Wells ranked...


May 12, 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.


May 12, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Non-QM, S&D Markets Strengthening

More buyers and sellers are getting into the whole-loan market for non-jumbo loans, especially nonprime mortgages, industry experts said. That’s especially true for loans that don’t meet the qualified-mortgage standard, said Matthew Nichols, CEO and founder, Deephaven Mortgage, during a panel session at last week’s secondary market conference sponsored by the Mortgage Bankers Association. Three keys spurred the market last year, he explained. First, performance of ...


May 12, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Redwood’s Profit Up on Strong Demand for Jumbos

Redwood Trust posted $37.0 million of net income in the first quarter of 2017, up 45.8 percent from the previous quarter and more than double the net income the real estate investment trust reported for the first quarter of 2016. Income from Redwood’s mortgage-banking activities was boosted by higher loan purchase volume and strong demand in the secondary market for jumbo mortgages. Redwood purchased jumbo mortgages with a total unpaid principal balance of ...


May 12, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Jumbo Lending Fell 29% in Early 2017, Refinance Slowdown a Factor

Originations of non-agency jumbo mortgages in the first quarter of 2017 were down by 29.0 percent from the previous quarter, according to a new ranking and analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. A decline in refinance activity contributed to the sharp drop in jumbo funding. An estimated $71.00 billion of non-agency jumbos were originated during the quarter. Not only did volume fall significantly from the fourth quarter of 2016, production was ... [Includes one data chart]


May 12, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Strong Investor Demand for Non-Agency MBS Backed By Seasoned Mortgages, Jumbos and Nonprime Loans

Investors had a strong appetite for new non-agency MBS in the first quarter of 2017, according to issuers. “I am continuously amazed by how quickly we bring a deal out and how quickly the senior bonds gets sold,” Matthew Lambiase, president and CEO of Chimera Investment, said during the real estate investment trust’s earnings call for the first quarter. Chimera issued...


April 28, 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.


April 28, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

News Briefs

Ventana Home Mortgage recently launched mortgage conduit operations based in part on rights that were acquired from WinWater Home Mortgage. The lender said it is focusing on acquiring non-qualified mortgages from correspondent lenders, with plans for issuing non-agency mortgage-backed securities. Ventana is a subsidiary of Window Rock Capital Partners. Neat Capital recently launched its mortgage lending platform, with a focus on ... [Includes six briefs]


April 28, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Jumbo Originations Down Sharply in 1Q17, Lenders Say; Optimism Persists

Among the handful of lenders that provide relatively early reporting of their jumbo origination activity, production was down significantly in the first quarter of 2017 compared with the previous quarter, according to an analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. Officials at the lenders noted that seasonal factors contributed to the slowdown along with an increase in interest rates. And the lenders stress that originations are likely to rebound. First Republic Bank funded $2.52 billion ...


April 28, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Higher Prices for Nonprime Whole Loans Could Throw A Monkey Wrench Into Promising Securitization Trend

Recent signs of life in the nonprime securitization market have lifted the hopes of participants from coast to coast, but a potential snafu could be in the works in the form of strong investor demand for whole loans. According to some participants, recent whole-loan bids have been as high as 104. “That’s for newly originated non-qualified mortgages,” said one manager who spoke under the condition his name not be used. The implication is...


April 21, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Non-Agency MBS Issuance Up Substantially In Early 2017 on Heavy Flow of S&D Deals

A total of $13.38 billion of non-agency MBS was issued during the first quarter of 2017, a sharp 67.1 percent jump from the final quarter of last year, a new Inside MBS & ABS analysis and ranking reveals. Although most of the major segments posted solid increases, the scratch-and-dent market was the star of the show. The $8.09 billion of these deals issued in the first three months of the new year represented 60.5 percent of total production and it more than doubled the fourth-quarter total. The top two issuers of non-agency MBS – Chimera Investment and Cerberus Capital – earned...[Includes three data tables]


April 14, 2017 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

GNMA Officials Attribute Decline in VA Refis to Anti-Churning Policy

A steep drop in VA-backed securities issuance in the first quarter of 2017 suggests that Ginnie Mae’s efforts to curb serial refinancing of VA loans are working, according to agency officials. Speaking on a panel at the annual VA Lenders Conference in Kansas City, MO, this week, Ginnie executives said that a change in pooling requirements for streamlined refinance mortgages appears to have curbed a destructive appetite for refinancing new VA loans within six months of closing. The practice has caused faster prepayments in Ginnie mortgage-backed securities pools and smaller payouts to investors. VA refi volume fell 42.7 percent from the previous quarter (see chart on page 2), contributing significantly to the 32.2 percent decline in total VA loan securitization during the period. John Getchis, senior vice president at Ginnie Mae, said he does not think the churning trend will continue because the ...


April 14, 2017 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

PennyMac Claims Top Rank in Ginnie MBS Production in 1Q17

There is a new boss in the Ginnie Mae mortgage-backed securities market. PennyMac Financial rose to the top of the issuer ranking in the first quarter of 2017 despite a sharp decline in volume, according to a new analysis and ranking by Inside FHA/VA Lending. PennyMac issued $10.78 billion of single-family Ginnie securities during the first three months of the year. The figures in this analysis are based on Ginnie loan-level disclosures, which truncate loan amounts to $1,000 increments. PennyMac’s first-quarter production was off 27.9 percent from the fourth quarter of 2016, a slightly bigger decline than the 24.8 percent drop in overall Ginnie issuance. Even though the firm fared slightly worse than the total market, its first-quarter downturn was less severe than Wells Fargo’s. Wells has been the top Ginnie producer for a long time, as well as the top player in most segments of the ... [ Charts ]


April 14, 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.


April 14, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

News Briefs

Flagstar Bancorp announced that it’s set to acquire certain assets of Opes Advisors, including the nonbank’s origination unit. Opes focuses on purchase mortgages on the west coast through the retail channel. Opes was the 39th-ranked jumbo lender in 2015, with $1.02 billion in jumbo originations, according to an Inside Nonconforming Markets analysis of data from the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act. Jumbos accounted for 40.6 percent ... [Includes three briefs]


April 14, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Underwriting Standards for Jumbo MBS Return to Norm in First Quarter of 2017

After some tightening in the fourth quarter of 2016, issuers of prime non-agency mortgage-backed securities in the first quarter of 2017 largely returned to the underwriting standards typically seen in the sector, according to an analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. Some $2.60 billion of prime non-agency MBS was issued during the quarter, spread across six deals, including a $1.03 billion issuance by JPMorgan Chase. Underwriting ... [Includes two data charts]


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