Jumbo Trends

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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 ...


October 27, 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.


October 27, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Little Change in MBS Characteristics in 3Q17

Underwriting standards for the mortgages included in prime non-agency mortgage-backed securities in the third quarter were largely unchanged from the types of loans seen in the market the past year, according to a new analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. The average credit score on prime non-agency MBS issued in the third quarter was 770.3, down from 772.3 the previous quarter but up from 766.4 in the third quarter of 2016. Average debt-to-income ... [Includes one data chart]


October 27, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Sharp Differences in Denials for Jumbo Lenders

Banks tend to approve a much higher share of applications for jumbo mortgages than nonbanks, according to a new ranking and analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets based on new Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data. In 2016, the denial rate for applications for jumbo mortgages was 18.6 percent. The rate tracks total loan applications for jumbo mortgages last year (495,213) and denied applications. The calculation excludes withdrawn applications and ... [Includes one data chart]


October 27, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Mixed Jumbo Trends at Flagstar, First Republic

Two regional banks posted varied results in terms of jumbo originations in the third quarter of 2017. Flagstar Bank boosted its production while First Republic Bank’s originations fell on a quarterly basis and were up compared with the third quarter of 2016. Flagstar had $2.90 billion in jumbo originations in the third quarter, a 31.8 percent increase from the previous quarter and up 61.1 percent from the third quarter of 2016. Officials at Flagstar noted that the bank’s jumbo originations were ...


October 27, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Prime Non-Agency MBS Issuance Perks Up, More than $2.1 Billion of Volume in 3 Deals

A flurry of prime non-agency mortgage-backed securities priced in October with issuance from JPMorgan Chase, Flagstar Bank and American International Group totalling $2.13 billion. Chase brought a $911.1 million deal backed by a higher than usual share of mortgages eligible for sale to the government-sponsored enterprises. Some 46.7 percent of the dollar volume of loans backing JPMorgan Mortgage Trust 2017-4 was loans eligible for sale to Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac ...


October 13, 2017 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

Ginnie Reveals Nearly 10 Percent Exposure in Disaster Areas

An estimated 9.8 percent of Ginnie Mae’s business may be potentially at risk due to hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, according to data released recently by the agency. The data represent the number of Ginnie loans and their unpaid principal balance amounts in presidentially declared disaster areas in Texas, Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. A total of 1.07 million mortgage loans with an unpaid principal balance of $184.5 billion have been affected. Ginnie Mae’s current mortgage-backed securities portfolio totals $1.9 trillion. The data only refer to the geographic locations of all affected properties underlying loans in Ginnie MBS pools and do not indicate the percentage of those that may have sustained damage during a storm. Hurricane Irma had the highest share of affected loans, 6 percent, while Harvey and Maria accounted for 3 percent and 1 percent, respectively. Irma caused the ...


October 13, 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.


October 13, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

California Tops Jumbo Lending by State, Again

For originations of jumbo mortgages, it’s California and then everywhere else. The state accounted for 36.7 percent of jumbo lending in 2016, according to an analysis of Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data by Inside Mortgage Finance. Some $124.95 billion in jumbos were originated in the Golden State last year, up 18.2 percent from 2015. New York ranked second with $22.72 billion, accounting for 6.7 percent of total jumbo originations during the year. Jumbos ... [Includes one data chart]


October 13, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Jumbo Lending Up in 2016, Share Down Slightly

Originations of jumbo mortgages increased by 16.3 percent in 2016 but the sector’s share of total originations declined somewhat from the previous year, according to a ranking and analysis by Inside Mortgage Finance of newly released Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data. Some $340.88 billion of jumbos were originated in 2016, with banks dominating the ranks of the top lenders. Jumbos accounted for 17.5 percent of total originations last year, down from ... [Includes one data chart]


October 13, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Redwood Aims for Jumbos Outside of Banks’ Focus

Redwood Trust loosened its underwriting guidelines for jumbo mortgages in an effort to acquire loans beyond the typical standards set by big banks, according to officials at the real estate investment trust. “It’s meant to [address] the entire universe outside of the banks while still serving borrowers who we think are good candidates and will repay,” Christopher Abate, president of Redwood, said during an investor presentation in September. Redwood introduced its Choice expanded-prime ...


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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.
No. It’s still difficult compliance/regulatory-wise.
Maybe. It’s under consideration.
Not now. But things could change as 2018 progresses.

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