Fannie Mae: Collateral Underwriter not disrupting appraisals

FHFA hearing: GOP fear housing policy headed for Crash 2.0

Democrats say affordable housing, more lower-down policies needed

Ocwen: Mortgage bond investors mislead public, push foreclosures

Fires back at “baseless, groundless” charges of mortgage payment negligence

Items Tagged with 'REO'


Invitation Homes prepping new single-family rental securitization

Company’s first in 2015 and fifth overall
Ben Lane
Invitation Homes will the first out of the gate in 2015, as the Blackstone Group subsidiary is prepping the year’s first single-family rental securitzation. The offering, Invitation Homes 2015-SFR1, will be collateralized by a $540.9 million loan secured by first priority mortgages on 3,072 income-producing single-family homes.
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FHFA changes Fannie and Freddie REO sales policy

Eases financial burden to homebuyers
Brena Swanson
The Federal Housing Finance Agency updated one of its policies relating to the sale of real estate owned properties. It’s not really a huge market change, but it is worth a mention.
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REO agents and brokers deserve to be paid more

The paperwork alone can be mind-boggling
Lynn Effinger
Without necessarily intending to, I am going through this process currently as it relates to REO management, marketing and disposition. And it is an eye-opening process, indeed, even for this longtime veteran of this industry.
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Stop panicking about recent foreclosure numbers

The sky is not falling
Rick Sharga
So, are we about to see housing Armageddon? Do these ominous increases in foreclosure activity mean that the market is about to implode? No. Not even close. Allow me to explain.
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Cash buyers for homes fading away

CoreLogic: REO sales continue to drive cash sales
Trey Garrison
Cash sales made up 33.8% of total home sales in August 2014, down from 36.4% in August 2013, CoreLogic reported Wednesday.
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American Homes 4 Rent misses earnings expectations

Posts net loss of $12.8M on $110.4M 3Q14 revenues
Trey Garrison
A leader and pioneer in the field of single-family rental securitizations, American Homes 4 Rent reported third quarter earnings per share of $0.15, missing analyst expectations by $0.02, but with revenue for the quarter printing at $110.4 million versus the consensus estimate of $109.2 million. The company had a net loss of $12.8 million for the third quarter of 2014.
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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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