CMBS Delinquency Increases
Late payments on securitized commercial real estate loans worsened last month. Deterioration was driven by loans securitized five-to-seven years ago.
CMBS Leads Year-Over-Year Rise in CRE Lending
Commercial real estate loans originated for securitizations saw the biggest year-over-year gain of any CRE investor type. Overall quarter-over-quarter results, though, were down.
Regions' Mortgage Originations, Servicing Down
Although Regions Financial Corp.'s home lending was the lowest in four years, mortgage earnings were up from the preceding quarter. Commercial real estate assets, delinquency and servicing all fell. Headcount was trimmed.
Apartments Hurt Permits, New Construction
Despite an increase in single-family volume, a decline in multifamily permits and new construction pulled the overall numbers down. But completed multifamily construction jumped.
Citizens Bank's Home Lending, Servicing Down
Mortgage originations were down almost a fifth on a quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year basis at Citizens Financial Group Inc. Also retreating was the servicing portfolio. Earnings, meanwhile, improved from a year previous. Commercial real estate assets grew.
Multifamily Market Poised for Tumble?
As the housing market has fitfully struggled through a decade-long recovery, homeownership rates fell to a 40-year low, and have not yet recovered to their historical level of 64 percent. Unsurprisingly, the number of renters has soared to an all-time high during this period of time.
Ginnie Mae Issuance Increases
Monthly securitizations turned higher at the Government National Mortgage Association, with apartment loan activity ascending to the strongest level since last year. Multifamily issuance was the highest this year.
FHA Biz Up & Further Ascension Likely, HECMs Down
New loans insured monthly by the Federal Housing Administration rose, and further escalation is likely -- though reverse mortgage volume was down again. Delinquency fell to the lowest rate in eight months. Multifamily business was off.
Mortgage Demand Down at Big Banks, Up at Small
Although demand for several single-family products has softened at larger financial institutions, smaller ones are seeing growing demand -- especially on non-agency loans. It was similar for commercial real estate.
Profits Improve at Fannie Mae
Quarterly earnings improved at the Federal National Mortgage Association. Its profitability left it owing a dividend payment to the Department of the Treasury. More than 150,000 apartment units were financed during the period.