Items Tagged with 'MSRs'


$3.2 billion Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac MSR portfolio hits the market

Loans are "very high quality"
Buyers looking to get their hands on the mortgage servicing rights to some “high quality” mortgages backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are in luck, as a bulk portfolio is out for sale. According to MountainView Servicing Group, which is acting as the exclusive sale advisor, the portfolio features mortgage servicing rights to loans with $3.26 billion in unpaid principal balance.
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FHA makes it easier for struggling borrowers to keep their homes

Announces "streamlined" loss mitigation process for mortgage servicers
Borrowers with a high loan-to-value ratio mortgage received some welcome news on Thursday morning when the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced that it plans to extend the Home Affordable Refinance Program into 2017. But what about struggling borrowers whose loans are insured by the Federal Housing Administration? Well, those borrowers are now about to get some relief of their own.
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Is there a light at the end of the tunnel for Ocwen?

Company takes loss in 2nd quarter as it tries to move past "legacy" issues
True to its own predictions from earlier in the year, Ocwen Financial posted another loss in the second quarter, putting it on track to post a loss in 2016. But is there finally a light at the end of the tunnel for the nonbank?
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Fitch: Mortgage servicers are in for a rough year

Low interest rate environment, rising refinances lead to shrinking portfolios
Many of the largest bank and nonbank mortgage servicers saw their portfolios decline in the first quarter of 2016, according to a new report from Fitch Ratings. And with mortgage interest rates remaining near historic lows ever since the Brexit, things aren't likely to get much better for mortgage servicers this year.
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PHH sinks as low interest rates destroy mortgage servicing

Just like Ocwen, Nationstar and Walter
The first quarter's historically low interest rates already pulled down the performance of Nationstar Mortgage, Walter Investment and Ocwen Financial thanks to the impact of negative adjustments to the "fair value" of each company’s mortgage servicing rights portfolio, and now PHH Corporation is joining that unfortunate list as the company posted a loss in the first quarter.
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Walter Investment tanks thanks to low interest rates

Posts GAAP net loss of $172.7 million in first quarter, stock plummets
The first quarter's historically low interest rates did more than just negatively impact the earnings of Freddie Mac, which reported a $354 million net loss in the first quarter. The quarter's low rates also obliterated the bottom line of Walter Investment Management Corporation.
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