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Items Tagged with 'Morningstar Credit Ratings'

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Silver Bay Realty prepping $312M rental securitization

Here comes another one
Ben Lane
Morningstar was the first of the ratings agencies to issue a presale report on the Silver Bay offering and awarded $147.75 million in AAA ratings to the class A tranche.
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Carrington Property Services aces Morningstar audit

Credit Ratings Agency ranks company as stable
Brena Swanson
The future looks good for Carrington Property Services after Morningstar Credit Ratings gave the company a stable ranking due to a strong audit.
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ABS Vegas: What analysts say you must know about REO-to-Rental

It's a new asset class and you don't want to get burned
Trey Garrison
Ratings analysts say they are treading cautiously with REO-to-Rental, and they are adopting specific criteria for making them more comfortable.
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FCI Lender Services raises its residential special servicer ranking

Company shows what it takes on the compliance side to get an upgrade
Kerri Ann Panchuk
The company also received a ‘stable’ rating overall, with Morningstar crediting the servicer for enhancing its audit and compliance environment while maintaining a tenured management team and enhancing its risk-management methods.
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Multifamily remains frontrunner in REIT sector

Rising interest rates, housing volatility weigh on stability
Christina Mlynski
With the rise in both single-family home prices and mortgage rates in recent months, apartment demand will remain strong as long as the recovering job market does not falter.
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Green River Capital rated as favorable in servicing, asset management

Kerri Ann Panchuk
Morningstar just ranked Green River Capital as a favorable provider of residential component servicing and REO asset management.
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Investors are bullish on homebuilders

How long will the stock rally last?
Christina Mlynski
Investors piled into homebuilders and related stocks, signaling a flurry of upside activity in the sector. However with rising interest rates and Fed tapering expected to begin this fall, are these stocks one trick ponies?
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Ocwen stock may reach new high

Morningstar assigns new ranking to commercial servicing
Megan Hopkins
Ocwen Financial has been flirting with new highs since the beginning of this month, according to the HW 30.
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From HW Magazine

Out of towners

Shipping servicing work overseas comes with a great deal of risk
Jacob Gaffney and Kerri Ann Panchuk
Last year, it happened when Ocwen executives were giving investors a conference call. And HousingWire was on the line. During the call, which covered recent earnings and strategic vision, an Ocwen executive began...
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Ocwen India operations viewed as stable

Kerri Ann Panchuk
The offshoring of mortgage servicing caught the attention of ratings giants in recent years. Inevitable questions surfaced such as do the firms maintain...
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