Servicers preparing for a new surge in their FHA loan portfolios

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As detailed here, third-party mortgages make up almost $2.6 trillion of the $3.5 trillion in total mortgages serviced by these 5 banks – 72% of the total portfolio. Notably, extrapolating data compiled by the New York Fed would indicate that there were around $8.9 trillion in outstanding mortgages in the U.S. at the end of Q3 2016.

Finally, Treasury introduced a program to allow the hardest-hit states to tailor housing assistance to their areas, and worked with FHA to introduce an option for homeowners with high negative equity to refinance into a new FHA loan if their lender agrees to reduce principal on the original loan by at least ten percent.

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According to the U.S. Department for Housing and Urban Development, FHA loans accounted for over 17 percent 1of newly originated mortgages in 2016 and currently constitute 35 percent of all loans delinquent for 30 or more days2. As the issuance of FHA loans grows, so does the potential increase in volume of default assets.

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Lenders who perform FHA Condo Project submissions under the Direct Endorsement Lender Review and approval process (delrap) option will need to implement a new addition to their FHA Quality Control.

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How expertise-on-demand can improve quality control for. – Loan servicers have to navigate a continuously changing mortgage landscape. New regulatory requirements, turnover of experienced talent and other factors are all making the mortgage servicing.

According to the annual Altisource 2018 default survey published last week, servicers are expecting increased delinquencies in their FHA loan portfolios in 2019. Post-crash, FHA, which some consider as government backed non-prime lending, is at least 50% of new originations.

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FHA Loans Could Lead to Portfolio Growth for Servicers. In response, servicers are evaluating their third-party vendors to make sure that they possess the proper knowledge to comply with the program-97 percent of servicers that participated in the survey said they are considering a single-vendor approach to streamline the increasingly complicated process.