Altos: Critics wrong about housing, it’s going to soar

Altos: Critics wrong about housing, it’s going to soar

2015 will see notable price appreciation

The real reason Fannie and Freddie don't do principal modifications

Looking out for your retirement

Blackstone adviser: Investors worried about ‘serious correction’

Byron Wien still holds his line

Items Tagged with 'Mortgage securities'


Redwood Trust brings second jumbo RMBS to market

Are the floodgates about to open?
July 7, 2014
Kroll Bond Ratings Agency has issued its presale ratings for SEMT 2014-2 and has awarded AAA ratings to the vast majority of the $306 million deal.
Read More

Private mortgage bond market could stage a comeback

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew expected to announce new initiative
June 26, 2014
The Treasury Department will launch an initiative to revive the market for mortgage securities without government backing, bringing together institutional investors and issuers of mortgage bonds to create guidelines for the new venture.
Read More

Annaly: How tapering impacts REITs

...if taper remains on schedule
May 9, 2014
As tapering continues, real estate investment trusts like Annaly Capital Management are factoring in the potential impact once tapering is finalized.
Read More

FHFA reaches $280 million RMBS settlement with Barclays

RMBS settlement total now exceeds $16 billion
April 24, 2014
The FHFA, as conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, settled with Barclays Bank PLC to the tune of $280 million. Per the terms of the settlement agreement, Barclays will pay $227 million to Freddie and $53 million to Freddie.
Read More

Ocwen to settle CFPB, AG servicing investigation

To pay roughly $127.3M, offers $2B in consumer relief
December 19, 2013
Ocwen Financial Corp. agreed to offer $2 billion in consumer relief and to pay up to $127.3 million to settle a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau investigation into its servicing practices, according to one of the servicer’s recent securities filings.
Read More

Banks try to gain leverage in FHFA securities lawsuit

Fail in their attempt to assert an 'affirmative defense'
December 18, 2013
Banks facing a mortgage securities lawsuit filed by the Federal Housing Finance Agency lost their chance to enact a defense that could limit their potential liability.
Read More

Buy a home before 2014

New rules, rising rates could mean fewer options
December 13, 2013
The year 2014 will be a type of test market for the mortgage industry, with the Federal Reserve expected to eventually taper its mortgage securities purchases. With that in mind, is advising potential buyers to look for their new homes before 2013 closes out.
Read More

Private capital filling in where banks won't tread

November 25, 2013
As capital restrictions on banks mount along with new regulations spanning the mortgage securitization business, private capital is seeing an entrance opportunity. Barron's has a look at Seer Capital, one investor making waves in the securitized credit and bond markets, treading where banks won't -- or can't -- go.
Read More

Efforts underway to revive the mortgage securities market

September 24, 2013
Issuers are creating debt with features not witnessed since the pre-crisis days to revive the mortgage securities market.
Read More

Mortgage-bond yields plummet after Fed decides not to taper

September 18, 2013
Yields on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mortgage securities fell to their lowest level in over a month after the Federal Reserve shocked the market by deciding not to cut back on its monthly purchases of Treasurys and mortgage backed securities.
Read More