HECM Endorsement Analytics – April 2022

6,265 HECMs were endorsed in April, showing just a 3.8% drop from March’s record setting month. Geographically, only Denver saw a volume increase, from 1,295 to 1,536 units, while Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Santa Ana all had small decreases. Our complete report can be found here: NV Endorsement 2022_04.

HUD’s March Endorsement Snapshot Report was just released on its website. As expected, HECM loan rates are rising rapidly. Both HECM Refinances and Traditional HECMs contributed to the large increase in endorsement count from February to March. HECM Refis continue to account for roughly half of total endorsement volume.

New View Advisors continues to offer its Who Buys What From Whom (WBWFW) report as part of our endorsement report subscription. The report compiles publicly available Ginnie Mae data to show which HMBS issuers buy HECMs from which lenders.

The WBWFW report includes:

1.  Top Originators – a ranking by original HECM UPB of all lenders over the last twelve months
2.  WBWFW – an alphabetical cross-reference between every lender and the HMBS issuer that securitizes its loans
3.  Top 100 Trends – a breakdown of loan sales by month, by Top-100 lender, by HMBS issuer.

Edited samples from this month’s WBWFW report are at the end of our endorsement writeup. These reports together provide accurate insight for sales and marketing teams to learn just who’s buying what from whom. The dataset is more complete and timely than what endorsement analysis alone can show.

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