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MPF Program and Ginnie Mae Surpass $1 Bn in MBS

The MPF Program recently surpassed $1 billion in mortgage-backed securities (MBS) issued. The MPF Government MBS product was the result of a partnership forged by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago and Ginnie Mae to issue securities guaranteed by ...

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Fannie Offers Sixth Sale of Reperforming Loans

On Tuesday, Fannie Mae announced its sixth sale of reperforming loans. Reperforming loans are mortgages that had become delinquent, but which have recovered thanks to borrowers either catching up on their payments or working to secure loan modifications. This sixth ...

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Reverse Mortgage Securities Market Booming—for Now

February 2018 was an excellent month for investors in reverse mortgage securities. According to New View Advisors, a financial services advisory firm located in New York, issuers of home-equity conversion mortgage-backed securities (HMBS) sold 129 pools in February, totaling $1.47 ...

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Refis Rise on Low Purchase Market

Refinance loans saw more closings than any other mortgage loan in January, with refis representing 45 percent of all closed loans, according to the monthly Origination Insight Report published by Ellie Mae on Wednesday. The percentage of FHA refinances increased to 28 percent of ...

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Former Washington Mutual Parent Company Acquires Mr. Cooper

Nationstar Mortgage, the Coppell, Texas-based mortgage servicing company that recently rebranded itself as Mr. Cooper in an effort to grow out of a niche closely associated with the Great Recession, is merging with the holding company that formerly owned Washington ...

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Blend to Further Digital Mortgage Process With Fannie Mae

Blend, a California-based technology company created to drive the consumer lending industry into the digital age, recently announced it’s the first end-to-end platform will be approved to provide asset verification reports for the Desktop Underwriter (DU) validation service, a component ...

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For Sale: Freddie Mac’s First NPLs of 2018

Freddie Mac has announced plans to sell off a pool of $420 million in nonperforming loans—marking the first sale of its kind this year.

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For Single-Family Rentals, Low Vacancy Rates Mean Rent Growth

CoreLogic has released its February U.S. Economic Outlook, with the spotlight this month turning toward the single-family rental market, and specifically the relationship between vacancy rates and rent price growth. As explained by CoreLogic Chief Economist Dr. Frank Nothaft, single-family ...

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GSE Credit Risk Transfer Loss Expectations Trend Lower

Fitch Ratings has released a new installment of its GSE Credit Risk Transfer (CRT) Loss Projections Report, which is published every six months, in January and June. The report  “details Fitch Ratings’ projections for future credit events and losses on ...

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