Recovery! Freddie Mac Sells $706 Million of Seriously Delinquent Loans
Freddie Mac Sells $706 Million of Seriously Delinquent Loans
If the loans are no longer on their books they are no longer in foreclosure right?
No wonder why foreclosure rates are down…
MCLEAN, VA–(Marketwired – Jun 21, 2016) – Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today announced it sold via auction 2,879 deeply delinquent non-performing loans (NPLs) serviced by Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC from its mortgage-related investments portfolio. The transaction is expected to settle in August 2016, and servicing will be transferred post-settlement. The sale is part of Freddie Mac’s Standard Pool Offerings (SPO®). Freddie Mac, through its advisors, began marketing the transaction on May 25, 2016, to potential bidders, including minority and women-owned businesses (MWOBs), non-profits, neighborhood advocacy funds and private investors active in the NPL market.
The loans were offered as five separate pools of mortgage loans, three of them geographically diverse SPO pool offerings. The two remaining pools were New York- and New Jersey-only pools, respectively. Investors had the flexibility to bid on one or multiple pools, or bid on the aggregate of the SPO pools. All five pools were sold at a weighted average price in the mid-60s as a percent of the total unpaid principal balance.
The loans have been delinquent for almost five years, on average. Given the deep delinquency status of the loans, the borrowers have likely been evaluated previously for or are already in various stages of loss mitigation, including modification or other alternatives to foreclosure, or are in foreclosure. Mortgages that were previously modified and subsequently became delinquent comprise approximately 29 percent of the aggregate pool balance. The aggregate pool is geographically diverse and has a loan-to-value ratio of approximately 92 percent, based on BPO (Broker Price Opinion).
The pools and winning bidders are summarized below:
|Description||Pool #1||Pool #2||Pool #3||Pool #4||Pool #5|
|Unpaid Principal Balance||$138.1 million||$189.7 million||$165.4 million||$90.0 million||$123.1 million|
|CLTV Range||All||All||Less than 90||Greater than or equal to 90 and less than 110||Greater than or equal 110|
|Average Months Delinquent||67||65||50||53||49|
|Average Loan Balance ($000)||248.8||301.6||207.3||247.4||230.9|
|Winning Bidder||LSF9 Mortgage Holdings, LLC||Upland Mortgage Acquisition Company II, LLC||LSF9 Mortgage Holdings, LLC||LSF9 Mortgage Holdings, LLC||LSF9 Mortgage Holdings, LLC|
Advisors to Freddie Mac on the transaction were Bank of America Merrill Lynch and The Williams Capital Group, L.P., a minority-owned business.
Through the first quarter of 2016, Freddie Mac sold $4.3 billion in NPLs as part of its strategy to reduce the less liquid assets in its mortgage-related investments portfolio. Requirements guiding the servicing of these transactions are focused on improving borrower outcomes and stabilizing communities. In April 2016, Freddie Mac’s regulator, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, announced enhanced requirements [pdf] for NPL sales. Additional information about the company’s NPL sales is at http://www.freddiemac.com/npl/.