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Jumbo RMBS Issuance in 2015 Has Already Surpassed Last Year’s Total

Although the third quarter of 2015 only saw seven RMBS transactions from six issuers, a continued decline from 12 transactions in the first quarter and 10 transactions in the second quarter, the 29 transactions and approximately $10.1 billion of issuance so far this year have already exceeded the 26 transactions and $8.3 billion issued for the entire year of 2014.

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Ocwen’s Servicer Ratings Upgraded to ‘Positive’

One of the key rating drivers was Ocwen’s commitment to alleviate governance and operational control weaknesses within the company, which include changes to its “three lines of defense” approach to risk management, expansion of regulatory compliance and compliance testing departments.

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Operational Enhancements Result in Lower Mortgage Fraud Risk

Mortgage fraud risk is being lowered by changes in residential origination practices and new regulation. According to a Fitch Ratings report released Tuesday, since the financial crisis, risk of fraud and misrepresentation has declined. "A key driver behind the poor performance ...

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Housing Demand Shifting Toward Central Parts of Cities

According to Fitch, home prices have grown 50 percent faster in urban centers than in the larger metro statistical areas (MSAs) since 2000. City centers are expected to continue to experience growth due to the shift in demand, even in regions lacking significant fundamental support, and are currently considered overvalued.

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RoundPoint’s Rating Outlook Adjusted From ‘Stable’ to ‘Negative’

RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing Corporation's residential mortgage servicer ratings have been adjusted, Fitch Ratings confirmed. Fitch determined that RoundPoint's U.S. residential primary servicer rating for subprime product is 'RPS3+' and the U.S. residential special servicer rating is 'RSS3+'. In addition, the rating outlooks have been revised to 'negative' from 'stable.'

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Ratings Agency Publishes Report on Freddie Mac Loan Loss Data

Fitch Ratings has published a special report providing insights into Freddie Mac's loan loss data comparing observed loss performance for Agency loans to both non-Agency loans and the fixed loss severity schedules the Enterprise uses in risk-sharing transactions, according to announcement from Fitch Ratings.

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