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What We're Reading: The Good Friday edition

Items Tagged with 'Private capital'


Private capital is returning to the mortgage market

Shrinking spread between jumbo and conforming mortgages is a positive indicator
April 11, 2014
“We think that the decline in the jumbo-conforming mortgage interest rate spread is a positive sign for the future of the mortgage market,” Capital Economics Property Economist Paul Diggle said.
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Don't call it a comeback -- because it's not

A real restart for private-label RMBS issuance faces a daunting set of obstacles
January 1, 2014
A financial industry publication recently reported, “Carrington Mortgage, Citadel Servicing and New Penn Financial are planning securitizations of newly originated subprime mortgages.” The publication went on to say in breathless tones that “[t]he offerings, on the slate for 2014, would confirm recent predictions that deals would soon start flowing in the asset class…”
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Who should own profits at Fannie, Freddie?

November 21, 2013
Now that the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are highly profitable and paying huge sums of money to Treasury each quarter -- and, as of the third quarter, having mostly repaid all of the government loans given to them during the financial crisis -- the fight about what to do with the GSEs' gobs of cash is just warming up.
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Freddie Mac continues to offload credit risk

GSE inks insurance deal to cover $77M in risk
November 12, 2013
Freddie Mac made headway in limiting its credit risk after inking a deal with a private insurer to guaranty a pool of single-family loans funded in the third quarter of 2012.
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Freddie Mac prices second risk-sharing deal

GSE pleased with market acceptance of the bonds
November 5, 2013
"With two successful STACR offerings under our belt, we are well on our way to having a scalable offering with regular issuances. We are pleased with the markets’ acceptance of these bonds," Freddie Mac executive vice president of single- family business David Lowman said.
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Sen. Warren sounds the alarm on irresponsible housing reform

Outlines five initiatives to transition the market with minimal impact
October 29, 2013
While Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., made it crystal clear to a massive crowd that reform is ‘absolutely necessary,’ she urged Congress to act carefully because any hiccup in the creation of a new housing finance structure will be costly to middle-class taxpayers.
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FHFA leader Ed DeMarco blames political delays for stalled housing reforms

October 28, 2013
While the opportunity to rebuild the mortgage market is upon us, various challenges remain, says Ed DeMarco, acting director for the Federal Housing Finance Agency.
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Investors sit on the sidelines waiting for housing reform

Private capital may be needed, but attracting it remains a challenge
October 28, 2013
Some mortgage gurus firmly believe private investors will not take a stake in the future secondary mortgage market until clear competitors are established. This particular construction creates an unfortunate catch-22.
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Uncertainty binds US mortgage finance system

Private capital comeback stifled by lack of reforms
August 19, 2013
While there's no doubt a type of housing recovery is underway, analysts are at odds about the stability of the market, which is blocking private capital from making a comeback. On the reverse side, others feel housing is in full swing and the right policies are in play.
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Freddie Mac sells $500M risk-sharing MBS

July 24, 2013
Mortgage giant Freddie Mac is nearing completion of its first risk-sharing transaction, a key step in the process of attracting private capital back into the mortgage finance system...
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