HMBS Shrinkage Takes Summer Vacation; Issuer Beach Getting Crowded

The HMBS market grew in July, featuring a new issuer and lower prepayments. HMBS prepayments fell below $1 billion as thirteen issuers created 109 pools in July totaling over $848 million. Longbridge Financial made its HMBS issuance debut with two pools totaling $54 million. July issuance divided into 46 original pools and 63 tail pools. … more HMBS Shrinkage Takes Summer Vacation; Issuer Beach Getting Crowded

HREMIC Issuance First Half 2017: A Familiar Pattern

HREMIC issuance for the first half of 2017 was $5.44 billion, eclipsing 2016’s first half issuance total of $5.43 billion, and on pace to set a fourth consecutive annual record. Second quarter volume was $2.53 billion, off 13% from the near record quarterly issuance of $2.91 billion set in 2017Q1. There were 14 transactions underwritten … more HREMIC Issuance First Half 2017: A Familiar Pattern

HMBS Blooms but June Swoon Lowers Boom: Payoffs Zoom as Shrinkage Looms

The HMBS market shrank again in June, with another huge prepayment wave outweighing a strong month of new issuance. Nearly 2% of outstanding HMBS supply paid off as HMBS prepayments exceeded $1 billion for the second month in a row. Issuers created 101 pools in June totaling over $779 million. June issuance divided into 50 … more HMBS Blooms but June Swoon Lowers Boom: Payoffs Zoom as Shrinkage Looms

HMBS Issuer Rankings 2017 First Half – AAG Widens Its Lead

AAG remains the leading HMBS Issuer for the first half of 2017, issuing $1.132 billion of securities for a 24.4% market share, increasing by 0.42% from the first quarter its margin over #2 Finance America Reverse’s $810.7 million and 17.4% market share. Reverse Mortgage Funding remained in third for the half with $758.7 million issued … more HMBS Issuer Rankings 2017 First Half – AAG Widens Its Lead

May Prepayments Shrink HMBS Again – Prepayments May Again Shrink HMBS

The HMBS market shrank again in May, with a huge prepayment wave outweighing an otherwise strong month of new issuance. Nearly 2% of outstanding HMBS supply paid off as HMBS prepayments exceeded $1 billion for the first time. Issuers created 111 pools in May totaling over $768 million. April issuance divided into 48 original pools … more May Prepayments Shrink HMBS Again – Prepayments May Again Shrink HMBS

Moody’s Rates Nationstar Non-Performing HECM Security

Moody’s Investors Service published ratings for a $325 million residential mortgage-backed security comprised of non-performing Home Equity Conversion Mortgages issued by Nationstar HECM Loan Trust 2017-1. The ratings range from Aaa (sf) to Ba2 (sf), according to a Moody’s Rating Action published on May 24. The collateral for the RMBS includes 1,283 inactive HECMs – … more Moody’s Rates Nationstar Non-Performing HECM Security

HREMIC Issuance First Quarter 2017: Record Pace Continues

HREMIC issuance for 2017Q1 was $2.91 billion, surpassing 2016’s first quarter issuance total of $2.84 billion, and on pace to set a third consecutive annual record. First quarter volume was just $89 million shy of the record quarterly issuance of $3.0 billion set in 2015Q4. There were 8 transactions underwritten by three sponsors, Nomura, Bank … more HREMIC Issuance First Quarter 2017: Record Pace Continues

HMBS March 2017: Honey We Shrunk the Float, Part II

The HMBS market shrank again in March for the second time in the last 4 months, with record prepayment numbers exceeding new issuance and negative amortization. Issuers created 103 pools in March totaling nearly $727 million. HMBS production remained steady as it has for the last several months, with an occasional bump from highly seasoned … more HMBS March 2017: Honey We Shrunk the Float, Part II