BLUELINE Blog

COVID-19 Forbearance Issues & Cash-out Considerations

Published April 24, 2020

As you are likely aware, the prospect of borrowers becoming unemployed as a result of COVID-19 shutdowns has become a reality, but the depth of that part of this crisis has yet to be determined. Thus, the threat of loans entering forbearance is a [...]

Is the Virus-related Mortgage Market Turmoil Abating?

Published April 6, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis continues, and the mortgage industry is still reeling from its effects. Margin calls almost went too high for the industry to stomach, investor and agency cash pricing is awful, and March mark-to-market (MTM) results are ugly, [...]

COVID-19 and its Impact on Today's Mortgage Pipelines

The COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) pandemic throughout the world continues to become more critical by the day and most experts predict things will get worse before they get better. The impact on society, the world economy, and our industry remain to be seen, but the [...]

Records!!

It’s obvious that whoever pens the record books for financial stats is going to have a hand cramp after the past couple of weeks. The equity and commodities markets selling off extraordinary amounts, as well as the unprecedented moves in equities and bonds have us reeling [...]

Examining the Bid Tape Assignment of Trade Strategy

Assignments of Trade (AOTs) have existed in the secondary mortgage market for decades, though a variation that may be somewhat unfamiliar is the bid tape AOT. While it has existed for a couple of years, the industry is just now starting to see exactly how pervasive it has [...]