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  • Kroll says some banks are rethinking viability of mortgage lending business

    Predicts challenging market conditions will have some small retail operations closing up shop
    The mortgage industry has witnessed very few mergers and acquisitions in the last year, despite what Kroll Bond Rating Agency calls a "fertile environment" for M&A activity. Why? Blame low profits and high origination costs. According to KBRA, the climate has some banks rethinking their positions, with some selling of mortgage assets and others simply exiting the business completely.
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  • Kroll tells bond investors SFR market helps hedge portfolio in housing downturn

    Rental market emerges as attractive counter-cyclical play
    Earlier this week, the Structured Finance Investment Group held its annual Residential Mortgage Finance Symposium in New York City. Kroll Bond Rating Agency kindly emailed a recap to everyone who couldn’t make it and provided some color around prevailing views on the single-family rental space.
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  • KBRA: Mortgage lending will peak in 2016, fall off in 2017 and beyond

    Rising interest rates, home price appreciation will slow originations
    To borrow a phrase from Game of Thrones, winter is coming in more ways than just on the calendar. Winter is coming from mortgage lending too, according to a new report from Kroll Bond Rating Agency. KBRA’s new report states that 2016 will likely be the peak year for mortgage originations for “years to come,” as a fall in origination volume will occur in 2017 and beyond.
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  • Kroll to partner with Weiss Residential Research

    Partnership expected to enhance KBRA’s ratings process
    "We are pleased to be working closely with Kroll Bond Ratings to further enhance the ratings process with our high resolution market analytics," WRR CEO Alan Weiss said. "I believe our collaboration can help deepen the quality of decisions across the residential investment marketplace."
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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
    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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