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  • Angel Oak expanding into commercial, multifamily lending

    Firm specializes in non-QM residential loans
    Angel Oak, an investment management firm that specializes in mortgage credit, made its name by providing residential mortgages that don’t fit into the Qualified Mortgage box, but now, the company is expanding into new lending arenas. Angel Oak announced Monday that it is launching Angel Oak Commercial Lending, which will provide financing to commercial real estate owners, developers and investors.
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  • Private capital interest in mortgages growing? Angel Oak closes its largest securitization

    More than 80% of loans are non-QM
    Earlier this year, Angel Oak Capital Advisors, an investment management firm that specializes in mortgage credit, raised $291 million to invest in mortgages that don’t fit inside the Qualified Mortgage box. Apparently Angel Oak’s investors aren’t the only ones interested in non-QM loans. Angel Oak announced this week that it closed its largest securitization to date, a $328.78 million offering comprised largely of non-QM mortgages.
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  • First of its kind? Angel Oak securitizes $90 million in fix-and-flip loans

    Firm claims securitization like this has never been done before
    In a deal the company claims is a first of its kind, Angel Oak Capital Advisors recently completed a $90 million securitization backed by fix-and-flip loans. The securitization’s structure is unique because the terms of the underlying loans expire before the securitization does. As such, new loans will replace the paid-off loans in the securitization.
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  • 3 reasons to be optimistic about the future of non-QM Loans

    These aren’t the NINJA loans of 2006
    A surging non-QM market wouldn’t just be good news for non-QM players. It’s good for everybody. The housing market desperately needs a greater diversity of mortgage products and extending credit to deserving borrowers will produce a dynamic, vibrant and more efficient marketplace.
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  • Angel Oak raises nearly $300 million to invest in non-QM lending

    Private capital fund ready to buy mortgages
    It appears that private capital’s interest in mortgages that don’t fit into the Qualified Mortgage box is growing. Angel Oak Capital Advisors, an investment management firm that specializes in mortgage credit, announced this week that it raised nearly $300 million to invest in non-QM lending.
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  • What is the competitive advantage for non-QM lending?

    Find the need, fill the need
    The introduction of the Qualified Mortgage rule in January 2014 brought about the concept of non-QM lending, loans that do not meet agency requirements. Within the first year of the rule taking effect, lenders started to come out saying that they would originate non-QM loans. This is why that idea is a company positive.
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