CFPB analyst cites 'profound' mortgage servicer community impact

FHFA reaches $280 million RMBS settlement with Barclays

RMBS settlement total now exceeds $16 billion

Whalen: Nonbanks are taking over mortgage originations

Regulators "get in the way"
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Colony rental securitization prices

Investor demand sparks "positive" return
April 3, 2014
Moody's provisional ratings of the rental securitization deal was cited by the analysts as one of the reasons for the pricing, noting that it added "institutional credibility" to the deal. Kroll Bond Ratings and Morningstar also provided similar ratings.
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Here's the reaction to the latest Fannie, Freddie reform proposal

Waters' plan joins three others already in consideration
March 28, 2014
With the release of GSE reform legislation from Representative Maxine Waters, there are now four different proposals to wind down Fannie and Freddie and create a new mortgage market structure in the U.S. But have we reached the saturation point of GSE reform proposals?
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Good heavens! REO-to-rentals trying to turn a profit?

NYT: This new asset class thing is new and therefore scary or something
February 10, 2014
Having just discovered REO-to-rental as an asset class, the New York Times wants you to know it is not really in favor of this concept. Therefore, it's exactly like what caused the financial crisis.
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American Homes 4 Rent jumps on REO-to-rental wagon

Enters rental-backed bond market
November 8, 2013
American Homes 4 Rent is the latest company to capitalize on the REO-to-rental securitization market and securitize a portion of its portfolio of single-family properties.
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Single-family rental securitization market boasts near trillion-dollar potential

Blackstone-Invitation Homes deal prompts KBW to analyze the sector's overall value
November 1, 2013
The REO-to-rental securitization deal that Blackstone subsidiary Invitation Homes brought to market is just the tip of the iceberg, with KBW analysts forecasting a nearly trillion dollar market when calculating the lingering possibilities that exist for single-family rental securitization deals.
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Homebuilders drive into peak season

75% of annual returns are made from November to January
October 30, 2013
Homebuilders are driving into their peak season, with more than 75% of annual homebuilder returns historically generated in the November-to-January time frame due to growth in demand in advance of the upcoming spring selling season.
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Investors focus on ramping up occupancy rates

Analysts note slower pace of purchases on new properties
September 18, 2013
Institutional investors notably slowed their pace of purchases in an attempt to focus on ramping up occupancy rates on rental units. Because of this, many are left wondering about the potential impact of a rise in rates and a moderation in investor demand.
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Ocwen mortgage servicing spinoff HLSS earns heaps of market praise

January 22, 2013
The big idea from Ocwen Financial was to establish an offshore entity to help it deal with its massive influx of business.Now, nearly one year since that...
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HARP 2.0 improving bank gain-on-sale margins

April 20, 2012
Analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods say the strong start to Home Affordable Refinance Program 2.0 bodes well for mortgage banking volumes and margins in the...
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