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IMA selling $46.1 million whole loan and REO portfolio

Seller has “very strong financials”
Ben Lane
There are 210 loans total in the portfolio, with an average loan size of $216,367. The loans carry a weighted average seasoning of 75.2 months and a weighted average interest rate of 3.89%.
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KBW: Single-family REO market tops $25 billion

Asset class growing more institutionalized
Trey Garrison
A client note from Keefe, Bruyette & Woods says that major institutional players have now invested $25 billion in the single-family rental market, acquiring some 150,000 properties nationwide.
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Single-family rental bonds are here to stay

ABS East panel: Asset class will continue to grow
Ben Lane
During an ABS East panel on REO-to-rental securitizations, the panelist agreed that the asset class is here to stay. “The demand for these types of loans is very, very encouraging,” Colony American Finance's Beth O’Brien said. “This isn’t quite as new as it sounds.”
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Progress Residential prices first REO-to-rental securitization

Pricing beginning to normalize in burgeoning asset class
Ben Lane
In a sign that the REO-to-rental securitization market is beginning to normalize, Progress Residential 2014-SFR1 priced similarly to the last REO-to-rental securitization, American Residential Properties’ $342.67 million securitization.
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Progress Residential joins booming REO-to-rental securitization market

There’s a new kid on the block
Ben Lane
Morningstar and Kroll Bond Rating Agency have each weighed in on the securitization with presale reports and awarded nearly $241 million in AAA ratings to the securitization’s Class A tranche.
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NRBA President Michael Krein auctioned off to highest bidder

NRBA members raise money in charity auction
Ben Lane
Krein was auctioned off four times for a total of $44,000. In total, the NRBA raised nearly $62,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
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Vacancies drop again in Invitation Homes rental securitizations

Continues downward trend
Ben Lane
In Invitation Homes’ $1 billion single-family rental securitization, which launched earlier this year, the cash flow vacancy rate of the underlying properties fell to 5.4% as of July 31, down from June’s revised figure of 6.2%.
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Distressed sales down to lowest share since before housing bubble broke

Sales accounted for just 11% of total home sales in June
Trey Garrison
For the 19th consecutive month, distressed home sales fell on a year-over-year basis, declining to 11.4% of home sales in June.
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Foreclosures rise in July, but still down from 2013

Foreclosure starts up 128% in Nevada
Ben Lane
Per RealtyTrac’s report, a total of 49,624 U.S. properties started the foreclosure process for the first time in July, which represents a 5% increase from June. But the figure is still down 18% from a year ago, which marks the 24th consecutive month with a year-over-year decrease in U.S. foreclosure starts.
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Starwood Waypoint purchases $219 million in non-performing loans

REIT increases delinquent loan holdings
Ben Lane
“NPL purchases continue to be a great channel for acquiring single-family homes in our target markets at attractive discounts while enhancing equity returns through alternative resolutions,” Gary Beasley, co-CEO of Starwood Waypoint, said.
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