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Items Tagged with 'Kroll'


Morningstar, Kroll offer rating on Colony's REO deal

Kroll, Moody's, Morningstar positive on REO securitization
March 20, 2014
Morningstar Credit Ratings and Kroll Bond Rating Agency have assigned preliminary ratings to five classes of Colony American Homes 2014-1 mortgage pass-through certificates.
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It's official: JPMorgan brings private, jumbo RMBS

Their first such deal this year
February 6, 2014
Kroll cites the representation and warranties on the deal as negative as some "will sunset prior to the maturity of the certificates."
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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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Mortgage fraudsters are leaving these 10 markets

Where is lending dishonesty decreasing?
January 24, 2014
These ten markets are definitely in much better shape, mortgage fraud wise, than the list of places where mortgage fraud is likely to increase the most.
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Mortgage fraudsters are flooding these 10 markets

Where is loan applicant dishonesty increasing the most?
January 24, 2014
Do borrowers need to fib more on loan applications in order to get through the tightened underwriting process? Maybe, Kroll states.
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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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PennyMac markets plain vanilla private RMBS

Easing into the private market with pool of 30-year fixed-rate jumbo mortgages
September 19, 2013

The mortgage pool backing PMT 2013-J1 is comprised of 691 first-lien mortgage loans with an aggregate principal balance of $550.4 billion, said Kroll Bond Ratings in its presale report.

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First National securitizes property tax liens

April 19, 2013
First National Holdings, a purchaser and servicer of delinquent property tax liens, developed a novel way to increase liquidity. The company pooled delinquent property tax liens,...
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New kid Kroll ranks among top three CMBS ratings firms

July 20, 2012
Only a year after rating its first commercial mortgage-backed securities transaction, Kroll Bond Rating Agency is number three in the CMBS ratings market, outpacing other rivals including...
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Morningstar set to rate RMBS

June 12, 2012
Morningstar Credit Ratings released its methodology for rating mortgage-backed securities Tuesday.The agency previously focused on commercial real estate. It announced in October it would push into...
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