Fitch warns Ocwen-related RMBS deals face major downgrade

Fitch warns Ocwen-related RMBS deals face major downgrade

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Moody’s: FHA premium cut will increase home sales by 45,000 this year

Provides a "meaningful boost" to housing economy
Ben Lane
According to the Moody’s report, the FHA premium cut will reach its maximum impact in mid-2016, when Moody’s Analytics’ model expects annualized home sales to increase by 100,000 as a result of the FHA cut, with 40,000 additional single-family housing starts in 2016 as well.
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Moody’s: Ocwen’s California settlement won’t hurt RMBS investors

But it’s not all sunshine and roses either
Ben Lane
For investors in RMBS that contain Ocwen-serviced loans, the impact of the California settlement will be felt, but nowhere nearly as deeply as if Ocwen’s punishment was more severe. But that doesn't mean that the impact of the settlement is minimal either.
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Here's why Standard & Poor's mortgage bond fraud is so shocking

SEC: S&P lied about mortgage bond ratings
Jacob Gaffney
“They lied,” one source said of the SEC charge that S&P “published a false and misleading article purporting to show that its new credit enhancement levels [for CMBS ratings] could withstand Great Depression-era levels of economic stress." But that's still not the most shocking development.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Credit positive in HFA risk retention exemption

Housing advocates want more from FHFA and how colleges affect housing
Trey Garrison
Moody's looks at the risk retention exemption for FHAs, this week's housing metrics, and a look at how housing fares in college towns.
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Moody’s acquires Lewtan Technologies

Lewtan becomes part of Moody’s analytics business
Ben Lane
Lewtan, based in Waltham, Massachusetts, provides solutions to issuers, investors, underwriters and others to administer, monitor and value securitized transactions. Its products cover more than 200,000 bonds and 20,000 securitized deals, serving over 300 financial institutions worldwide.
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4 economists break down the latest S&P/Case-Shiller numbers

Here’s what they mean for housing and mortgage lending
Trey Garrison
The latest S&P/Case-Shiller home price indices show that home price growth continues to slow, but there’s more to the story than the headline numbers.
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Moody’s Mark Zandi: Don’t mess with the g-fees

Zandi says it won’t bring in the private capital
Trey Garrison
While many argue that higher g-fees are necessary to entice more private capital into the mortgage market, Mark Zandi, Chief Economist at Moody’s Analytics, believes this is a stretch.
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Pension funds can sue Moody’s and Standard & Poor's

Credit-rating agencies in hot seat
Brena Swanson
The state Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that California’s public employee pension system can sue Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s for hundreds of millions of dollars due to the high ratings they gave to investments that collapsed in 2007 to 2008.
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Moody’s proposes changes to RMBS rating system

Would incorporate global ratings model into U.S. methodology
Ben Lane
Moody’s said that the new quantitative model will be the starting point for its analysis of the loan pool and that the new model was developed after an “extensive” analysis of the performance of 800,000 fixed-rate and 600,000 adjustable-rate mortgages issued since 1998.
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Morningstar updates its assessment of American Homes 4 Rent offering

Solid review for AMH’s 2014-SFR1
Trey Garrison
Morningstar Credit Ratings has reviewed early performance data for American Homes 4 Rent 2014-SFR1 and updated its assessment.
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