As home prices rise, the demand for jumbo mortgages is rising too. Since the housing crash began, the market for jumbo mortgage-backed securities has been close to nothing. Banks still make the loans, but hold them on their books. Now, all that is beginning to change. The number of jumbo loans originated in Q1 was up 15% from last year. However the number of those loans securitized and sold by lenders has soared by 400%, with $4B worth of jumbo loans sold to investors thus far - which is more than the $3.5B in jumbos originated in all of 2012. (Video)
As home prices rise, the demand for jumbo mortgages is rising too. Since the housing crash...
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