MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 19, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today announced it sold via auction 101 non-performing residential first lien loans (NPLs) serviced by Specialized Loan Servicing LLC to VRMTG ACQ, LLC, a minority and woman owned business. The sale is part of Freddie Mac’s Extended Timeline Pool Offering (EXPO®) and the transaction is expected to settle in December 2020. Freddie Mac, through its advisors, began marketing the transaction on September 8, 2020 to potential bidders, including non-profit organizations and Minority, Women, Disabled, LGBT, Veteran or Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses (MWDOBs), neighborhood advocacy organizations and private investors active in the NPL market.
Given the delinquency status of the loans, the borrowers have likely been previously evaluated 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 73.6 percent of the pool balance. Also, purchasers are required to honor the terms of existing loss mitigation agreements and solicit distressed borrowers for additional assistance except in limited cases and ensure all pending loss mitigation actions are completed.
The pool and winning bidder are summarized below:
|Unpaid Principal Balance||$18.4 million|
|CLTV Range (in %)||All|
|BPO-weighted* CLTV (in %)||66|
|Average Months Delinquent||22|
|Average Loan Balance (in $000s)||$185.0|
|Winning Bidder||VRMTG ACQ, LLC|
|Cover Bid Price (% of UPB)|
(second-highest bid price)
|Low 80s Area|
*Broker Price Opinions (BPOs)
Advisors to Freddie Mac on the transaction are Wells Fargo Securities, LLC and First Financial Network, Inc., a woman-owned business.
Freddie Mac’s seasoned loan offerings are focused on reducing less-liquid assets in the company’s mortgage-related investments portfolio in an economically sensible way. This includes sales of NPLs, securitizations of re-performing loans (RPLs) and structured RPL transactions.
To date, Freddie Mac has sold over $8.4 billion of NPLs and securitized more than $66.5 billion of RPLs consisting of (i) $29.0 billion in fully guaranteed PCs, (ii) $28.3 billion in Seasoned Credit Risk Transfer (SCRT) senior/sub securitizations, and (iii) $9.3 billion in Seasoned Loan Structured Transaction (SLST) offerings. Requirements guiding the servicing of these transactions are focused on improving borrower outcomes and stabilizing communities. Additional information about the company's seasoned loan offerings can be found at: http://www.freddiemac.com/seasonedloanofferings/
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