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NOV 27, 2012 9:43am ET

Ginnie MBS Issuance Falls Slightly, but Jumbo MBS Volume Rises

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Mortgage bankers issued almost $37 billion of Government National Mortgage Association MBS in October, a 6% decline from the month prior, according to new figures released by the agency.  

In September and August, Ginnie Mae MBS issuance topped $39 billion.

The new report shows that issuers securitized $30.6 billion of single-family mortgages in Ginnie Mae II pools and $4.2 billion of Ginnie I pools in October. 

But securitizations of jumbo mortgages (with balances above $417,000) totaled $785 million, a 2% gain from September. 

Reverse mortgage lenders securitized $707 million of FHA-insured home equity conversion mortgages in October.  

Multifamily issuance in October came to $2 billion, compared to $1.8 billion in September. 

Overall, Ginnie Mae issuance in October is up 28% from a year ago.

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