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A Comeback With A Twist

The RMBS market has picked up substantially over the past two years, but here’s how today’s transactions look a little different from those of the past.

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Déjà Vu All Over Again

A new analysis indicates that the GSEs are increasing their leverage to maintain mortgage activity levels. How is this trend impacting the risks associated with mortgage defaults?

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Nomura Settles RMBS Suit With DoJ

Nomura, the Tokyo-based bank, is the last in a string of financial institutions to settle with the Department of Justice for fraudulent activities involving selling mortgage-backed securities leading up to the Great Recession of 2008.

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FHFA Weighs in on Foreclosure Prevention

A recent FHFA report reflects the total number of foreclosure prevention actions taken by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, comparing those statistics to the numbers overall since 2008. What were the key causes of delinquencies during the period?

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Moody’s Rates Wells Fargo’s First RMBS in 10 Years

Wells Fargo’s first RMBS securitization in a decade received a provisional rating from Moody’s. Here’s what the ratings agency had to say about these securities.

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An Outlook on Single-Family Rental Investments

While the demand for single-family rentals continues to be driven by the affordability of rents, a report on SFR securitizations looked at the possible concerns of a market that has not yet weathered a downturn. Here's how SFR securitizations are performing and the factors impacting them.

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What Ended the Decade-Long Rental Surge

Following nearly a decade of increased focus on rentals following the housing boom, the pendulum is starting to swing the other way, according to a recent report. Find out what pushed the rental surge back down and home purchases back up following the housing crisis,

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FHA Amends Reverse Mortgage Rules

According to a new rule form the Federal Housing Administration, certain reverse mortgages will now require a second apprasial. Click through to learn more about the new policy.

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Helping Delinquent Borrowers Save Their Homes

As part of the GSE conservatorship, the FHFA measures how effective Fannie and Freddie are at keeping delinquent borrowers in their homes. See what steps the GSEs took in the quarter to tackle delinquency and foreclosure.

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