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Fitch: Housing Recovery Will Reflect Economic Performance

Fitch: Housing Recovery Will Reflect Economic Performance

Fitch Ratings is the latest market commentator to blame the housing sector’s recent slowness on weather challenges. In an analysis gauging the recovery’s progress, the ratings agency listed harsh winter weather across the country as one of the biggest factors moderating the housing recovery, though higher interest rates and home prices have also provided some drag.

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Fitch: RMBS Servicers to See a “New Normal”

Fitch: RMBS Servicers to See a “New Normal”

In a press release issued by Fitch Ratings, the company comments that the past year has seen a "sea change" in who is servicing severely delinquent U.S. mortgage loans—and how they are being serviced. Fitch found that 2013 saw many portfolios of non-agency residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) mortgage servicing rights (MSR) move from banks to non-bank servicers.

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New Report Says 2013 GSE Revenue ‘Will Not be Repeated’

New Report Says 2013 GSE Revenue ‘Will Not be Repeated’

Strong fourth-quarter 2013 earnings by Freddie Mac capped a year of unprecedented financial earnings for the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs), but reflect several one-time items, according to a release issued by Fitch Ratings. Fitch comments, "While results of the type posted in 2013 will not be repeated, Fitch Ratings expects increased guarantee fees (g-fees) and improving mortgage credit quality to support continued profitability for the GSEs this year."

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Borrowers Struggle Despite Equity Gains

Borrowers Struggle Despite Equity Gains

The ongoing price recovery and rise in positive equity around the country has been cause for celebration among many industry commentators--but they’re not much comfort to those who continue to struggle to pay their mortgages, Fitch Ratings says in a new release. Over the last two years, Fitch estimates the percentage of borrowers entering foreclosure with positive equity has roughly doubled. “It is clear that rising home prices have had a positive influence on borrower behavior. However, some portion of borrowers still exhibit an inability to recover as the economy has moderately improved,” the agency said in its analysis.

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Housing and Mortgage Outlook: Expect Declines in 2014

Housing and Mortgage Outlook: Expect Declines in 2014

Following a year of fast-paced appreciation, Fitch Ratings expects home price gains to slow to a more moderate pace in 2014 in the United States, according to its Global Housing and Mortgage Outlook released Tuesday. The ratings agency also predicts mortgage volume will decline and delinquencies and shadow inventory will decrease, albeit slowly, while liquidation timelines continue to rise.

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Analysts Consider How Ability-to-Repay and QM Impact RMBS Losses

As lenders prepare to adopt the Ability-to-Repay and Qualified Mortgage (QM) rules in January, so too are ratings agencies preparing for these new rules. Fitch Ratings released a report revealing its expectations for how the rules will impact future loss severities on residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS). Overall, Fitch expects the rules to result in greater underwriting uniformity and enhanced due diligence, with 100 percent of reviews completed on all QM and higher-priced QM loans.

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