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S&P: Prime jumbo RMBS advance rates nose-dive

Subprime rates stabilize
July 28, 2014
"Bank servicers, such as Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase, have maintained a high (more than 90%) level of advancing on prime jumbo collateral," the analysts write. "However, nonbank servicers, such as Nationstar and Ocwen, have advance rates that are substantially lower and have been steadily declining over the past six months."
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Changing demographics, homebuyer tastes cloud affordable housing policy

Standard & Poor’s: GSE role is stalling housing finance reform
July 7, 2014

Changing demographics and homebuyer tastes cloud affordable housing policy, and the choices that the 20- to 34-year-old demographic make regarding housing will profoundly affect future housing trends, as will any GSE reform.


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NewOak names Andrea Bryan managing director, credit services

Joins after spending 15 years with Standard & Poor’s
June 26, 2014
Bryan brings more than 20 years of experience in structured finance markets to NewOak, with a focus on commercial real estate, commercial mortgage-backed securities and collateralized debt obligations.
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S&P awards AAA ratings to $303M jumbo RMBS from JPMorgan

Kroll, DBRS and Fitch also awarded AAA ratings
June 23, 2014
In its presale report, S&P noted the high-quality collateral included in the pools as one of the reasons for the quality of the ratings it awarded.
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DBRS, S&P award AAA ratings to WinWater’s $250 million jumbo RMBS

Agencies join Kroll in awarding AAA ratings
June 12, 2014
DBRS and S&P cite the high average FICO scores of the borrowers in the pool as one of the main reasons for the quality of the ratings.
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S&P upgrade pushes Assured Guaranty to top of monoline hill

AA Stable rating greatly expands market
March 19, 2014
Assured Guaranty is upgraded by Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services to AA Stable Outlook from AA- Stable Outlook giving it the highest ratings in the industry from national ratings firms.
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First month of 2014 slams Wall Street, Dow falls 5%

HW 30 follows the other indices down
January 31, 2014
While pending home sales declined in December – and housing groups blamed it on the weather – the market is dealing with a great deal of contradictory data.
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From HW Magazine

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Mortgage servicers bet big on once-obscure advance receivables
January 31, 2014
Nonbank mortgage servicers are taking a big chance on servicer advance receivables, and it is quickly becoming a multibillion-dollar market.
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Why D.R. Horton’s stock went soaring

An 86% climb in earnings will do that
January 28, 2014
HW 30 finished up Tuesday as consumer confidence showed signs of a comeback. But the stock feeling the greatest surge was a middle-market builder.
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The secret to making REO-to-rental viable

As an investment class it needs work but analysts say go for it
January 27, 2014
There are a large number of abandoned homes and a large class of renters, but even when the housing market settles out and people’s credit is repaired over time, REO to rental is a growth area and potentially a permanent asset class, investors think.
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