New and Completed Construction Up, Permits Down
Home builders started and completed construction on housing units last month at an improved rate. But housing permit activity slowed and could weaken further due to tariffs.
Ginnie Issuance Up But Jumbo Down, HMBS Plunges
While overall securitizations on behalf of the Government National Mortgage Association, made a monthly move up, jumbo issuance declined and reverse mortgage issuance sank.
CMBS Performance Improvement Best Among CRE Types
Securitized mortgages saw the largest quarterly decrease in delinquency among a variety of investor types for commercial real estate loans.
FHA Production Holds, Could Accelerate
There was little change in monthly endorsements by the Federal Housing Administration, though business is poised for an increase. Delinquency improved, and commercial endorsements moved higher.
Decade Low for CMBS Delinquency
The latest improvement in the performance of securitized commercial real estate loans left delinquency at the lowest level in a decade. Office loans were out front of the decline.
Fannie's Book of Biz Down 1st Time in Almost 2 Yrs
New monthly business slipped at the Federal National Mortgage Association, as did delinquency. For the first time in nearly two years, the company's massive book of business declined.
New Business Rises at Freddie Mac
New business inched higher at the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. As the company's book of business expanded, serious mortgage delinquency declined.
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.