Nonconforming Securitization

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February 9, 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.


February 9, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Bill Would Restore REIT Access to FHLBanks

A bill introduced in the Senate last week with some bipartisan support would allow real estate investment trusts to regain access to funding from Federal Home Loan Banks. The bill would overturn a 2016 rule from the Federal Housing Finance Agency that restricted captive insurance companies from being FHLBank members. Before the FHFA rule took effect, a number of REITs established captive insurers to gain access to FHLBank advances, which come with better terms than ...


February 9, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Senate Bill Would Maintain GSEs’ Loan Limits

The GOP housing-finance reform bill being developed in the Senate would keep the current standards for loan limits that apply to the government-sponsored enterprises, according to a draft of the bill released last week. Boosters of the non-agency mortgage market have long called for lower GSE loan limits, but Congress hasn’t shown an appetite to reduce them. The bill was drafted by Sen. Bob Corker, R-TN, and many Democrats have withheld support to this point, including ...


February 9, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Flagstar Maintains Steady Jumbo MBS Issuance

Flagstar Bank is set to issue its third jumbo mortgage-backed security in as many quarters, according to presale reports published this week. The bank plans to issue a $487.66 million deal, which follows a $576.44 million deal from October and a $443.79 million issuance in July. Underwriting characteristics across the three MBS are largely similar. The new issuance includes mortgages with an average credit score of 761, an average combined loan-to-value ratio of 67.4 percent and ...


February 9, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Redwood Goes Bigger with Expanded-Prime MBS

A new expanded-prime mortgage-backed security from Redwood Trust is nearly 40.0 percent larger than the prior deal from the real estate investment trust. Redwood is set to issue the $444.29 million Sequoia Mortgage Trust 2018-CH-1, following a similar $320.30 million deal in November and a $307.64 million deal in September, the first from Redwood to focus on loans from the firm’s Choice program. Choice mortgages have slightly wider underwriting standards than ...


February 9, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Strong Performance for Non-QMs in MBS

The delinquency rate on non-qualified mortgages in mortgage-backed securities remains low, as issuers are largely avoiding risk-layering. As of the end of 2017, the average current-to-delinquent roll rate for non-QMs in MBS seasoned for one year was 0.4 percent, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Only three non-QM loans tracked by CoreLogic have liquidated so far, and none realized a loss. Non-QM MBS have thicker credit enhancement than ... [Includes one data chart]


February 9, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

TIAA Brings Back EverBank as Jumbo MBS Issuer

The jumbo mortgage-backed security market received a boost this week as a new issuer stepped into the ring. Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America is preparing to issue a deal this month, according to presale reports. TIAA, a multi-faceted enterprise with more than $1 trillion in managed assets, acquired EverBank in 2017 and rebranded the operations as TIAA, FSB. The bank is set to issue a $381.54 million jumbo MBS using EverBank’s MBS shelf registration ...


February 9, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Non-Agency Jumbo Originations Fell 18 Percent in 2017, Demand Weakened

Originations of non-agency jumbo mortgages declined by 17.8 percent on an annual basis in 2017, according to a new ranking and analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. The sector lost market share as total mortgage originations declined by 12.3 percent during that span. Jumbo originations were down among most of the top 10 lenders, including banks and nonbanks, with many reporting weaker consumer demand, particularly as refinances became ... [Includes one data chart]


February 9, 2018 - Inside MBS & ABS

Analysts See Increasing Role of Private Capital in Housing Finance, Thanks to Robust Non-Agency MBS

Analysts are expecting private capital to play a much greater role in housing finance in 2018 through both non-agency MBS and additional credit-risk transfers from the government-sponsored enterprises, according to Standard & Poor’s.


February 9, 2018 - Inside MBS & ABS

Sen. Corker’s Secondary Mortgage Market Reform Legislation Could Make FHLBanks MBS Guarantors

The Federal Home Loan Banks may be required to jointly establish at least one entity to aggregate conventional mortgages and use a new government program to issue guaranteed MBS under draft legislation from Sen. Bob Corker, R-TN.


February 9, 2018 - Inside MBS & ABS

After Several Delays, Citadel Readies Its First Non-QM MBS. Angel Oak Says Investor Demand Remains Strong

Citadel Servicing’s foray into securitizing home loans that don’t meet the qualified-mortgage test is now slated for some time in March, after multiple delays, according to sources familiar with the company’s operations. The nonbank’s first nonprime deal is expected to be roughly $150 million.


February 9, 2018 - Inside MBS & ABS

TIAA Revs up EverBank Shelf to Join Chase And Flagstar as Bank Issuers of Jumbo MBS

A bank owned by Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America is preparing to issue a $381.5 million jumbo MBS, according to presale reports published this week. Only two other banks are actively issuing jumbo MBS: JPMorgan Chase and Flagstar Bank.


January 26, 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 26, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

News Briefs

New Penn Financial recently introduced a new non-agency program that allows for non-qualified mortgages and alternative documentation, among other features. The SmartEdge product includes loan amounts up to $3.0 million, credit scores as low as 620, debt-to-income ratios up to 50.0 percent and loan-to-value ratios as high as 90.0 percent. New Penn is in the process of being sold to New Residential Mortgage, a real estate investment trust. SmartSelf allows ... [Includes two briefs]


January 26, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Redwood Increases Net Income, Plots Growth

Net income per share at Redwood Trust increased in 2017 as the real estate investment trust put an emphasis on expanded-credit mortgages and is poised to further diversify its residential mortgage activities. The real estate investment trust estimated that its net income per share will fall somewhere in the range of $1.57 to $1.63 for 2017, up from $1.54 per share in 2016. The REIT added that its average return on equity will be in the range of 11.6 percent to 12.1 percent in 2017 compared with ...


January 26, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

New MBS from Chase Somewhat Smaller

The latest jumbo mortgage-backed security planned by JPMorgan Chase is smaller than other deals recently issued by the firm. J.P. Morgan Mortgage Trust 2018-1 will be a $463.7 million issuance. A similarly structured deal from Chase in December had a volume of $883.8 million, which followed a $911.0 million deal in October. All three MBS share similar characteristics, with Chase as the top contributor and loans that seasoned for an average of three months at the time of issuance ...


January 26, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Galton Returns to Expanded-Prime MBS Market

Nearly a year after an affiliate of Galton Funding issued its first expanded-prime mortgage-backed security, the firm is bringing a follow-up. The planned $316.9 million issuance is larger than the first deal from the firm and the MBS differ in some ways. Fitch Ratings and Kroll Bond Rating Agency placed preliminary AAA ratings on Galton Funding Mortgage Trust 2018-1. The deal will include credit enhancement of 10.75 percent on the senior tranche. The loans have a weighted-average credit score of ...


January 26, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

New Nonprime MBS from Invictus, Deephaven

An affiliate of Invictus Capital Partners issued its latest nonprime mortgage-backed security this week and Deephaven Mortgage is preparing to close a deal. Invictus’s $249.0 million Verus Securitization Trust 2018-1 received AAA ratings from Morningstar Credit Ratings and S&P Global Ratings. Its senior tranche was supported by subordinated bonds equaling 37.5 percent of the deal. The loans had an average credit score of 700, an average combined loan-to-value ratio of 71.1 percent and ...


January 26, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Widespread Support for Portfolio QM Bill

Legislation that would define loans held in portfolio by smaller banks as qualified mortgages garnered unanimous support at a markup in the House Financial Services Committee last week. H.R. 2226, the Portfolio Lending and Mortgage Access Act, was approved on a 55-0 vote. The bill has been kicking around in Congress for years and was modified at the markup to help win support in the Senate. Rep. Andy Barr, R-KY, introduced the legislation. He said it will “expand access to ...


January 26, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

New Contributors for Prime Jumbo MBS in 2017 as Chase Reduced Its Volume

Market share for lenders whose loans were included in prime jumbo mortgage-backed securities was much more dispersed in 2017 than the previous year, according to a new ranking and analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. JPMorgan Chase – the top issuer of jumbo MBS – remained the lender with the most collateral for new deals. But the bank reduced its jumbo deliveries by a whopping 65.1 percent from 2016 to just $1.58 billion last year. That was still tops in the market, accounting for 14.5 percent of the loans pooled in $10.88 billion of ... [Includes two data charts]


January 25, 2018 - Inside MBS & ABS

Non-Agency MBS Backed by Re-Performing Loans Performing Well, Boosted by Home Price Trends

Losses on non-agency MBS backed by re-performing loans issued in recent years have been minimal, according to DBRS. Performance has been helped by home price appreciation, and the one deal to suffer significant losses was an outlier in terms of the types of loans it included.


January 19, 2018 - Inside MBS & ABS

Issuance of Non-Agency MBS Backed by New Jumbo and Expanded-Credit Mortgages Starts 2018 with a Bang

After a typical lull at the end of the year, issuance of non-agency MBS is coming fast and furious. A number of issuers are prepping deals backed by a variety of newly originated loans, including prime jumbo mortgages, expanded-credit mortgages and loans eligible for sale to the government-sponsored enterprises.


January 12, 2018 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

Ginnie MBS Program Faltered In 2017, Refi Flow Up in 4Q17

Ginnie Mae set records for new issuance of single-family mortgage-backed securities in 2015 and 2016, but production sagged last year, according to a new analysis and ranking by Inside FHA/VA Lending. The agency issued $443.20 billion of MBS backed by forward single-family mortgages in 2017, a 10.8 percent decline from the previous year. Including FHA reverse mortgages and that are not truncated, 2017 issuance fell 10.3 percent to $455.00 billion. Meanwhile, the private mortgage insurance business – based on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac MBS data – saw a smaller decline of 5.0 percent from 2016 to last year. The VA program generally held up better than the FHA program during the fourth quarter, when refinance lending was climbing. But the FHA had a better year overall despite some loss of market share in purchase-mortgage activity. Deliveries of FHA loans into ... [ Charts ]


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

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

IO Mortgage Originations Down Sharply in 2017

Through three quarters in 2017, originations of interest-only mortgages declined significantly, according to a new ranking and analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. A group of 15 prominent IO lenders had $20.18 billion of such production in the first three quarters of 2017. That was down by 35.1 percent from the same span in 2016. First Republic Bank, the top IO lender in the group, increased its production of the loans, but volume has declined at ... [Includes one data chart]


January 12, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Angel Oak Sees Strong Demand for Non-QMs

Institutional investors are getting more comfortable with non-qualified mortgages, according to Angel Oak Capital Advisors. The firm announced last week that it raised $291 million in capital commitments for a private credit fund that will focus on non-QMs. The initial fundraising goal for Angel Oak Real Estate Investment Fund I was $250 million, according to AOCA. Officials weren’t willing to disclose how the fund will invest in non-QMs, but it has been involved in non-agency ...


January 12, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

DoubleLine Entity Plans to Issue Non-Agency MBS

DoubleLine Capital, an investor in non-agency mortgage-backed securities, established an entity in recent months with plans to issue non-agency MBS. The issuance and related activities will be conducted via the new Mortgage Opportunities Capital, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The filings were completed in October but didn’t gain prominence until a recent story published by Bloomberg. Jeffrey Gundlach, DoubleLine’s CEO, initially pushed back ...


January 12, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

New Lone Star Nonprime MBS Slightly Smaller

After issuing nonprime mortgage-backed securities with post-crisis record-breaking sizes, the latest deal from Lone Star Funds will be slightly smaller. The firm is set to issue a $401.21 million nonprime MBS this month, according to presale reports by DBRS and Fitch Ratings. COLT 2018-1 Mortgage Loan Trust follows a $426.18 million issuance from Lone Star in September. That was the largest nonprime MBS backed by post-crisis originations. All of the loans in the previous issuance ...


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]


January 12, 2018 - Inside MBS & ABS

Angel Oak Sees Demand from Investors for Non-Qualified Mortgages, Raises $291 Million for Private Credit Fund

Angel Oak Capital Advisors saw stronger than expected demand from investors for a fund that focuses on non-qualified mortgages. AOCA announced last week that the private fund closed to new investors after raising $291 million, exceeding the initial goal of $250 million.


January 12, 2018 - Inside MBS & ABS

Non-Agency MBS Market Finishes Strong in 4Q17, Though Seasoned Collateral Still Dominates Sector

Non-agency MBS issuance had its best quarter of 2017 during the final three months of the year, boosting annual production 30.2 percent higher than in 2016, according to a new ranking and analysis by Inside MBS & ABS.


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