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Navy Federal Credit Union, Freddie Mac target investors with 5/5 ARM

Plan to establish a “new and liquid market”
Navy Federal Credit Union announced Tuesday that it is partnering with Freddie Mac to offer a 5/5 adjustable-rate mortgage to large institutional investors. According to Navy Federal, the 5/5 ARM has a “history of growth and stability” with the credit union, and plans to grow the product moving forward.
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Waterstone Mortgage unveils zero-down, 20-year, adjustable rate 'wealth building' loan

Loan program designed by AEI's Stephen Oliner and Edward Pinto
The "Wealth Building Loan" requires no down payment, and offers eligible borrowers a 7/1 adjustable rate mortgage with a 20-year amortization. Waterstone said that the "Wealth Building Loan" also eliminates monthly mortgage insurance payments nearly four years sooner than a 30-year conventional loan with a 3% down payment.
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JPMorgan preps second ARM-only jumbo mortgage bond

$372.4 million offering receives triple-A ratings
Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Moody’s Investor Service and Fitch Ratings each issued presale reports on J.P. Morgan Mortgage Trust 2015-IVR2, and each ratings agency awarded triple-A ratings to the majority of the offering’s classes.
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Freddie Mac: Hybrid ARMs are “hot”

Annual Adjustable-Rate Mortgage Survey shows impact of low interest rates
Hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages continue to be the most popular ARM loan product offered by lenders and chosen by borrowers, according to the 31st Annual Adjustable-Rate Mortgage Survey of prime loan offerings from Freddie Mac.
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JPMorgan breaks new ground with ARM-only jumbo RMBS

$483.56 million jumbo RMBS is backed by 5/1, 7/1, 10/1 ARMs
"The payment shock to the borrower for hybrid ARMs and IO loans can be significant, particularly in a historically low interest rate market," Kroll Bond Rating Agency said in its presale report. "In such an environment, rate increases are likely and refinancing opportunities may be limited."
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