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November 22, 2017 - IMFnews

Publicly Traded Mortgage Firms Not Exactly Setting the World on Fire

Industry observers contend Ocwen, another money-losing company, would love to find a merger partner, but must first resolve its regulatory problems…


November 17, 2017 - IMFnews

Angel Oak Set to Issue its Third Nonprime MBS of the Year; Bank-Statement Loans 35 Percent of the Collateral

Self-employed borrowers whose incomes were determined with bank statements account for 35.0 percent of the collateral.


November 17, 2017 - IMFnews

Mortgage REITs Boost Residential MBS Holdings in 3Q17

MBS-investing REITs boosted their holdings by 10.1 percent on a sequential basis…


November 16, 2017 - IMFnews

Lenders Start Your Engines: Texas Loosens Home-Equity Regulations

The proposition revises the strict fee limits that Texas places on home-equity lines…


November 15, 2017 - IMFnews

Chase to Include a Large Amount of Non-QMs in its Latest Jumbo MBS

The new MBS from JPM concentrates on jumbo mortgages. The average loan balance is $952,747.


November 14, 2017 - IMFnews

HMDA Analysis: Higher-Priced Lending Spikes

Some $28.61 billion of non-government-insured higher-priced mortgages were originated in 2016, up 28.9 percent from the previous year…


November 13, 2017 - IMFnews

Short Takes: Time for a Hearing on Why There’s No Housing Inventory / The Russians Invest in Mortgages / Angel Oak’s Latest MBS / A Nonprime REIT? / Eight New LOs for Minnesota MB

Maybe a REIT is the way to go in nonprime...


November 13, 2017 - IMFnews

Nonprime Lenders Aim to Avoid a Mistake of the Past: Risk Layering

Angel Oak Mortgage Solutions, Atlanta, said it has underwriting standards that avoid risk-layering…


November 13, 2017 - IMFnews

Invictus Includes Loans Aggregated by Shelter Growth in Latest Nonprime MBS

Mortgages aggregated by Shelter Growth account for 43.5 percent of the collateral.


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

News Briefs

The Structured Finance Industry Group this week unveiled key performance indicators for deal agents to track in new non-agency mortgage-backed securities. The proposed standards detail 150 measurements for deal agents to monitor. Ocwen Financial reported a net loss of $6.14 million for the third quarter of 2017. The loss would have been worse if not for a one-time tax benefit of $23.2 million related to the release of previously established reserves ... [Includes three briefs]


November 10, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Freddie’s Nonprime MBS Holdings Down Sharply

Freddie Mac significantly reduced its holdings of nonprime mortgage-backed securities in the third quarter, according to an analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. Freddie held $5.14 billion of nonprime MBS as of the end of September, down 52.2 percent from June. The government-sponsored enterprise sold approximately $5.00 billion of its non-agency MBS holdings during the quarter, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ... [Includes one data chart]


November 10, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Higher-Priced Lending Increased in 2016

Originations of higher-priced mortgages increased significantly in 2016 compared with the previous year, according to an analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets of data from the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act. The analysis excluded government-insured mortgages, multifamily loans and home-improvement loans. Some $28.61 billion of non-government-insured higher-priced mortgages were originated in 2016, up 28.9 percent from the previous year ... [Includes one data chart]


November 10, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Non-Agency Provisions Pushed for Housing Bill

Members of the House who are drafting housing-finance reform legislation are tackling a number of issues that impact the non-agency market. At a hearing last week by the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, Chairman Sean Duffy, R-WI, said the panel’s recent hearings were aimed at getting feedback for a new legislative proposal. Duffy also stressed that the effort should be bipartisan. “I believe that if we’re going to be successful not just in ...


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

Nonprime Lenders Aim to Avoid Risk Layering

Nonprime lenders allow credit scores as low as 500 and loan-to-value ratios up to 90.0 percent, but new originations don’t typically reach such extremes. According to an analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets, the average credit score on loans in nonprime/Alt A mortgage-backed securities issued in recent years was 701.1. The average combined LTV ratio for the loans was 74.9 percent and the average debt-to-income ratio was 37.0 percent. The analysis ... [Includes one data chart]


November 10, 2017 - IMFnews

The Red Ink Kept Flowing at Walter in 3Q17; Revenues Down 15 Percent

Walter CEO Tony Renzi: “Our operating performance is improving in many areas, and we are continuing our financial restructuring efforts…"


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 ...


November 10, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Issuance of Expanded-Prime MBS Gains Momentum, Ellington Enters Market

Issuance of expanded-prime non-agency mortgage-backed securities is heating up with a new participant in the market and a quick second deal from Redwood Trust. Ellington Financial is preparing to issue its first non-agency MBS, which will largely consist of non-qualified mortgages originated by LendSure Mortgage. Morningstar Credit Ratings and S&P Global Ratings assigned preliminary AAA ratings to the deal this week. “Ellington Financial’s ability to access the robust securitization markets ...


November 10, 2017 - IMFnews

Surprise: CMBS Has its Best Issuance Quarter Since 2Q08

Fannie, Freddie and Ginnie continued to dominate multifamily activity…


November 9, 2017 - IMFnews

SFIG Details Key Performance Indicators for Deal Agents on Non-Agency MBS

While the concept was introduced more than a year ago, the specific duties for a deal agent remained a work in progress…


November 9, 2017 - IMFnews

Short Takes: $250K a Year in Severance for Impac President / Capital One will Remain in Multifamily / Goldman Wins Fannie Mae Bid / Quicken Gets Some Company at the Top / A New Hire for AmeriFirst

Although Capital One is exiting single-family lending, the bank will continue to provide “specialized" multifamily financing...


November 8, 2017 - IMFnews

Short Takes: Angel Oak Rolls Out New Non-QM Product / A Banner Month for Citadel / Radian Says Don’t Worry About Clayton / Tax Overhaul and the MID? Relax / A New Hire for Stearns Lending

A handful of mortgage executives have suggested to us that trade groups are overreacting to the GOP’s tax overhaul plan and the way it treats the mortgage interest deduction...


November 8, 2017 - IMFnews

Ellington Readies First Non-Agency MBS. Loans Supplied by LendSure Mortgage

LendSure has financial backing from Ellington, among other investors…


November 7, 2017 - IMFnews

Redwood Increases Jumbo Acquisition Volume, Sees Strong Execution for 'Expanded-Prime'

Redwood Trust plans to issue expanded-prime MBS on a regular basis…


November 7, 2017 - IMFnews

Ocwen Requests Oral Arguments in CFPB Case, Sans Trump’s DOJ

The Trump White House has made it clear that it’s no fan of the CFPB, but the DOJ has yet to weigh in on the case…


November 6, 2017 - IMFnews

Short Takes: Bill Ashmore’s Next Move / Richard Pickup, the Largest Investor in Impac / Weaker Results for PennyMac, the REIT / A New Hire for MBA

PennyMac (the REIT) said third quarter results were also affected by the reduced earnings contribution from "our credit risk transfer investments..."


November 3, 2017 - IMFnews

What We’re Hearing: The Mortgage Cycle Turns / PE Firms Ready to Pounce? / Show Mr. Cooper the Door? / Impac in Play? / loanDepot Retail Chief David Norris Departs for Law Enforcement Project / More Nonprime MBS on the Way

Ocwen will not be sold through a stock deal, but Nationstar could be...


November 3, 2017 - IMFnews

After 22 Years as President of Impac, Bill Ashmore Calls it a Day

No immediate successor to Ashmore was named, but whoever the person is they will have to deal with a slumping revenue picture…


November 2, 2017 - IMFnews

Between Multiple Hurricanes and Wild Fires, a Market Develops for a New Breed of ‘Scratch & Dent’ Loans

According to bidders in the market, the early action focuses on loans that are “stuck” on warehouse lines.


November 1, 2017 - IMFnews

Little Change in MBS Characteristics in 3Q17

Flagstar Bank was the top originator of loans that fed prime non-agency MBS in the third quarter…


November 1, 2017 - IMFnews

Redwood Set to Issue its Second ‘Expanded Prime’ MBS, Suggesting Strong Origination-Volume and Investor Demand

The total unpaid principal balance for mortgages backing the deal has yet to be disclosed.


October 31, 2017 - IMFnews

Deephaven Brings New Nonprime MBS with Angel Oak as Top Contributor

It’s Deephaven’s third nonprime MBS deal of the year…


October 31, 2017 - IMFnews

Prime Non-Agency MBS Issuance Catches Fire in October

In the Chase MBS, 44.3 percent of the loans were originated by correspondents…


October 30, 2017 - IMFnews

Sharp Differences in Denial Rates for Jumbos; Some Nonbanks Have Turn-Downs North of 40 Percent

In 2016, the overall denial rate for applications for jumbo mortgages was 18.6 percent.


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

News Briefs

Investors in jumbo mortgage-backed securities face relatively low exposure to potential losses related to fires in California, according to an analysis by Moody’s Investors Service. The rating service said 2.9 percent of the outstanding mortgages in post-crisis jumbo MBS rated by Moody’s are in counties affected by the recent fires. And while some borrowers may suffer losses because of insufficient insurance coverage, Moody’s said hazard insurance and servicers’ ... [Includes two briefs]


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

SIFMA Stresses Need for Non-Agency Reforms

As Congress works on legislation aimed at reforming the roles of the government-sponsored enterprises, provisions regarding practices in the non-agency mortgage-backed security market should be included in the legislation, according to the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association. Kevin Chavers, a managing director at BlackRock, testified on behalf of SIFMA at a hearing this week by the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance ...


October 27, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Due Diligence Firms Consider Standardization

Providers of third-party due diligence services for non-agency mortgages are considering standardizing portions of the review and reporting process, according to Fitch Ratings. The rating service hosted a roundtable with a number of due diligence firms this month and provided some details on the meeting last week. “Participants agreed that increased focus on consensus where appropriate benefits the market as it mitigates pressures that third-party review firms may be ...


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

Citadel Prepares to Issue Nonprime MBS

Citadel Servicing Corp. continues to ready its first nonprime mortgage-backed security and received risk assessments from Morningstar Credit Ratings last week. The rating service evaluated Citadel as a lender and servicer, assigning it level-three rankings on a scale of one to four, with four being the worst. The assessment, along with a similar assessment by Fitch Ratings earlier this year, show that Citadel is taking steps toward issuing rated nonprime MBS. Sources close to ...


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 - IMFnews

What We’re Hearing: The Upper Hand on GSE Reform? / Jeb Hensarling, a Candidate for the FHFA Job? / Safe and Sound REITs / A Nice Return on Unsecured Consumer Loans / Dave Stevens Successor? / A Good Year for the Trade Group

But what about Watt? His term as director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency ends in early 2019...


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 27, 2017 - IMFnews

An Earnings Decline for MSR-Hungry New Residential; Servicing Portfolio Drops as Well

During 3Q, New Residential agreed to buy $3 billion of “flow” servicing rights from an unnamed seller.


October 26, 2017 - IMFnews

Short Takes: Ocwen Sale Could Spell Trouble for Indian Workers / Tepid Mortgage Results for Ally / From GMAC to Ocwen to Nationstar / 3Q Results from Radian, Altisource / No Thanks, Mr. Mnuchin

Some history: When GMAC imploded earlier in the decade, some of its GSE servicing rights were sold to Ocwen. Ocwen eventually sold those contracts to Nationstar.


October 26, 2017 - IMFnews

The Mortgage M&A Market Heats Up: Ocwen Prepping for a Sale (of Sorts)

Ocwen very well could be sold through an “asset” sale, observers told Inside Mortgage Finance…


October 25, 2017 - IMFnews

Social Finance (SoFi) is in Play; JPMorgan Chase the Banker

What’s SoFi worth? The market may soon find out…


October 24, 2017 - IMFnews

Short Takes: ‘Zero Capital’ Gets Zero Mention by FHFA Director Watt / Fannie CEO None-Too-Thrilled with ‘Colonial Style’ / Flagstar Cites Sweet Profits from Homebuilder Finance / No Housing Bubble, Says Arch / Capstead Gets a New CFO

Homebuilder finance is booming at Flagstar Bancorp...


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.
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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