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Moody’s: FHA premium cut will increase home sales by 45,000 this year

Provides a "meaningful boost" to housing economy
Ben Lane
According to the Moody’s report, the FHA premium cut will reach its maximum impact in mid-2016, when Moody’s Analytics’ model expects annualized home sales to increase by 100,000 as a result of the FHA cut, with 40,000 additional single-family housing starts in 2016 as well.
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Moody’s: Ocwen’s California settlement won’t hurt RMBS investors

But it’s not all sunshine and roses either
Ben Lane
For investors in RMBS that contain Ocwen-serviced loans, the impact of the California settlement will be felt, but nowhere nearly as deeply as if Ocwen’s punishment was more severe. But that doesn't mean that the impact of the settlement is minimal either.
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Here’s how oil’s drop could impact housing construction

Moody’s: Moderate benefits for builders, homebuyers
Trey Garrison
Tumbling oil prices have led Moody’s Investors Service to lower its pricing assumptions for the two benchmark crude oils, and to provide a look at how a sustained period of lower oil prices would affect construction.
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Moody’s: Ocwen’s $150M settlement won’t hurt RMBS investors

But it won’t help either
Ben Lane
There’s good news and bad news for RMBS investors when it comes to the $150 million settlement between Ocwen Financial and New York Department of Financial Services. The good news? Ocwen’s settlement won’t hurt RMBS transactions. The bad news? The settlement isn’t going to help RMBS transactions either.
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Moody’s: RMBS credit quality, performance to remain strong

Rental securitizations will expand to more markets
Trey Garrison
Credit quality will get even better in 2015, Moody's Investors Service says, and here's what it means for the mortgage market.
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Moody’s: HY-Lite covenant structures dominate homebuilding deals

This dominance comes despite low credit ratings for the bonds
Trey Garrison
Homebuilders are issuing bonds with weaker covenant packages, a new report from Moody's says. Here's what it means.
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Foreclosure timelines in California, Nevada stay lengthy

Moody’s: Gradual decline to start in early 2016
Trey Garrison
Foreclosure timelines for private-label residential mortgage-backed securities loans backed by properties in California and Nevada, two non-judicial foreclosure states, will remain lengthy over the next year until gradually starting to decline in early 2016.
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SFR transactions a low risk of inducing downward price spirals

Moody’s: Failure to refi won’t result in forced sell-off
Trey Garrison
A steep drop in home prices would reduce liquidation recoveries in single-family rental securitizations if the transactions must sell properties to repay bondholders, but the risk that a transaction sponsor’s failure to refinance its loan would itself trigger a widespread property price decline that would in turn harm the transaction’s recoveries is low.
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Moody’s: Outlook stable for housing finance agencies

Mortgage loan revenues enough to cover HFA expenses
Trey Garrison
For the second consecutive year, Moody’s Investors Service has assigned a stable outlook to the state housing finance agency sector.
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Moody’s acquires Lewtan Technologies

Lewtan becomes part of Moody’s analytics business
Ben Lane
Lewtan, based in Waltham, Massachusetts, provides solutions to issuers, investors, underwriters and others to administer, monitor and value securitized transactions. Its products cover more than 200,000 bonds and 20,000 securitized deals, serving over 300 financial institutions worldwide.
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