|Business Falls to 6-Month Low at Freddie
New business at the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. retreated to its lowest level in six months. Single-family delinquency, meanwhile, remained at its lowest level in a decade, while multifamily delinquency stayed near zero.
5th 3rd Mortgage Revenues Sink, Originations Drop
As quarterly home-lending volume declined at Fifth Third Bancorp, so did mortgage revenues and company-wide headcount. However, residential servicing and commercial real estate assets grew.
Mortgage Revenues Sink at Flagstar
Revenues at Flagstar Bancorp Inc.’s home-lending business sank. But the financial institution has grown its residential and commercial mortgage asset and servicing portfolios over the past year.
Mortgage Earnings Fall at BBT, Originations Ease
As home-lending volume slowed at BB&T Corp., mortgage earnings tumbled. But the financial institution grew both its mortgage investments and servicing portfolio. Commercial real estate assets were trimmed.
Retail Drives Down SunTrust’s Home Lending
A sharp decline in quarterly retail originations at SunTrust Banks Inc. drove overall home lending lower as mortgage earnings sank. But the size of the financial institution’s mortgage servicing portfolio has increased over the past year. Commercial real estate assets grew as delinquency sank.
FHA Endorsements Edge Higher, Book of Biz Grows
Monthly residential government-insured mortgage production was nudged up, though commercial real estate endorsements plunged. The book of business continued to grow.
US Bank Grows Mortgage Assets, Lifts Originations
U.S. Bancorp increased home lending activity and expanded the size of its residential and commercial real estate investment portfolio. But mortgage earnings deteriorated, while servicing was reduced
First Republic Bank’s Mortgage Originations Tumble
A 15 percent quarter-over-quarter reduction was reported for First Republic Bank’s home-lending volume, and commercial mortgage originations also fell. As the servicing portfolio was reduced, residential assets expanded.
3-Yr Low Ginnie Issuance as Book Surpasses $2 Tril
Annual securitizations, including multifamily activity, were the lowest they’ve been in three years at Ginnie Mae. Jumbo issuance plunged by a third, but reverse mortgage activity was higher. The government-owned corporation’s book of business broke $2 trillion.
Record BofA Pre-Tax Earnings as Home Lending Drops
Quarterly record pre-tax earnings were reported by Bank of America Corp. In the mortgage business, loan production tumbled on a linked-quarter and year-over-year basis. Commercial real estate assets were lower.