Bank Employment and Mortgage Originations Decline
The number of federally insured banks in business continued to diminish -- as did mortgage originations, assets and employees. Earnings and commercial mortgage holdings, however, grew.
CMBS Delinquency Down Again
The rate of past-due payments on securitized commercial real estate loans has moved lower most months over the last three years -- including last month.
Freddie Mac Portfolio Expands Again
The Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.'s massive mortgage portfolio became even more massive for the second month in a row. Meantime, residential delinquency fell to the lowest level in nearly six years.
Mortgage Mergers Wagon Rolling
As mortgage firms shift from organic growth to expansion through strategic acquisitions, some big deals have recently emerged.
Large Banks Ease Credit Standards More than Small Ones
Large banks are becoming more flexible than their smaller counterparts on residential lending. A similar trend was reported for commercial mortgages.
Strong Month for Fannie
Monthly performance metrics improved across the board at the Federal National Mortgage Association. New business climbed to the highest level in nearly a year, delinquency fell to the lowest rate in almost six years, and the total portfolio grew.
7th Yr of Growth Likely for CRE Loan Originations
The origination of commercial real estate loans is forecasted to reach seven consecutive years of growth and surpass any year since the financial crisis.
Apartment Loan Securitizations Soar at Fannie
The volume of apartment loans securitized by the Federal National Mortgage Association nearly doubled on a quarter-over-quarter basis.
Office Loans, GSEs Lead Rise in CRE Originations
Quarterly commercial mortgage production moved higher. Office property loans and mortgages acquired by the government-sponsored enterprises led the gain.
Freddie Mac's Total Portfolio Expands
An increase in the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.'s total mortgage portfolio was registered for last month as new business slipped and delinquency fell to the lowest level since 2008.