Ginnie Mae Reverse Mortgage HMBS on the Upswing in 2012

After seeing a decline in late 2011, Ginnie Mae HMBS issuance is showing a steady rebound into 2012, with the most recently monthly issuance totaling $882 million.

In late 2011, issuance of Ginnie Mae pools had fallen to less than $600 million monthly, with November and December totaling $563 million and $599 million, respectively.

Upon the exits of several large issuers from the industry, there has been some discussion surrounding the volume decline for secondary market investors. New Ginnie Mae-approved lenders such as One Reverse Mortgage and Live Well Financial have indicated they will look to begin issuing in 2012.


Chart: Ginnie Mae 12 months


Ginnie Mae 12 months

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Written by Elizabeth Ecker