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Barclays: Oil plunge could put some SFR deals at risk

Not all oil regions in peril
Trey Garrison
Housingwire has already looked at what effect the price of oil could have on housing prices, but now Barclays turns its eye to single-family rental securitizations in heavy oil-industry markets.
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What to expect at ABS East

Massive securitization market conference brings thousands to Miami
Ben Lane
“ABS East 2014 will provide comprehensive coverage on the revival and strengthening of the US securitization market, along with what our markets should look like in the future, given the importance of securitization to the real economy,” conference organizer Information Management Network said.
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FHFA takes next step to single GSE bond

Plan would create common securitization for Fannie and Freddie
Ben Lane
The proposal calls for a “Single Security” that would encompass many of the features of the existing Fannie and Freddie securitization structure, which the FHFA said is necessary to “achieve maximum market liquidity.” The announcement today provided key details on what that bond may look like, but the FHFA did not provide a specific timeline for implementation.
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FHFA considering plan to offer single Fannie, Freddie bonds

Report on Common Securitization Platform may be coming soon
Ben Lane
During his May speech at the Brookings Institute, FHFA Director Mel Watt said that adjusting the way Fannie and Freddie securitize mortgages was one of his key goals. Now it appears that the FHFA may be one step closer to accomplishing that goal.
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Redwood Trust brings second jumbo RMBS to market

Are the floodgates about to open?
Ben Lane
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.
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Is it cheaper to rent a securitized apartment?

For Invitation Homes, the answer is yes
Jacob Gaffney
The use of securitization as a funding vehicle for any asset class is attractive as both a risk-mitigation tool and liquidity measure. However, there may be another uptick not initially measured, according to Kroll Bond Ratings inaugural issue measuring the Invitation Homes rental securitization deal.
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$1B rental securitization earns AAA rating from Morningstar

Offering is only fourth of its kind
Ben Lane
IH 2014-SFR1 will be collateralized by a $1 billion loan secured by mortgages on 6,537 income-producing single-family homes.
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American Homes 4 Rent plans single-family securitization

Brena Swanson
An affiliate of American Homes 4 Rent announced plans to launch the offering of a securitization transaction in hopes of reducing the company’s cost of capital over the long term.
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FHFA inks $110 million settlement with First Horizon

The smallest settlement so far
Jacob Gaffney
This is the 14th settlement related to the 18 private-label securitization lawsuits FHFA filed in 2011. FHFA said it remains committed to satisfactory resolution of the remaining actions.
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Whalen: Nonbanks are taking over mortgage originations

Regulators "get in the way"
Jacob Gaffney
New regulations promulgated by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau discourage lending by banks and nonbanks alike and are causing loan portfolios and loan securitization volumes to fall steadily, he added.
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