Read the latest articles and press releases about securitization and structured finance.

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The Decline of Downsizing Reshapes Housing Market

The Wall Street Journal reports that most Americans aged 60 and older are not planning to move from their current homes.

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Fed Chair Powell Confirms ‘Higher for Longer’ as Strong Inflation Data Persists

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell suggested on Tuesday that strong first-quarter inflation figures have prompted uncertainty regarding potential interest rate cuts beginning this summer.

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Mission Index—Fannie Mae Hopes to Draw New MBS Investors to Void Left by Fed and Banks

In March Fannie Mae introduced its first mortgage-backed securities (MBS) featuring Mission Index scores.

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Senate Banking Committee Oversight of Housing Regulators Hearing

On April 18, the Senate Banking Committee held a hearing with FHFA Director Sandra Thompson and Acting HUD Secretary Adrianne Todman, titled “Oversight of Federal Housing Regulators.”

Press Releases

Structured Finance Association Opposes Freddie Mac’s Proposed Purchase of Single-Family Closed-End Second Mortgages

Freddie Mac’s proposal represents further unnecessary encroachment by the government into sectors of the housing market that operate well.

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Court Ruling Permits DOJ to Reopen Investigation into Real Estate Transaction Costs

In 2021, the Department of Justice (DOJ) reopened its long-running inquiry into alleged anticompetitive practices by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) which they are concerned might contribute to excessive costs to consumers for real estate transactions.

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Investors’ Risk Reward—Spreads Still Elevated on Mortgage-Backed Securities

With mortgage rates expected to drop later this year, challenges in the mortgage-backed securities market could limit benefits for homebuyers.

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SEC to Pause New Climate Rule During Litigation

The SEC announced a temporary halt to the implementation of its new rule requiring public companies to disclose their climate risks and their emissions figures to investors, as it pursues legal action to determine legality. Citing concern over creating regulatory uncertainty, the SEC states that their stay of the rule will promote an “orderly judicial resolution.”

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Increased Prepayments in Mortgage-Backed Securities Draw Cautionary Notice from Ginnie Mae

Ginnie Mae issued a public notice to their issuer partners cautioning about elevated prepayments in certain mortgage-backed securities (MBS) programs and warning of potential consequences for violations.

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Financing for Digital Infrastructure—Fiber Securitizations May Top $5bn in 2024

A newcomer to the asset-backed securities (ABS) market, fiber securitizations are gaining momentum with issuance possibly as high as $5 billion in 2024.

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