Kroll Bond Rating Agency Assigns Preliminary Ratings to Deephaven Residential Mortgage Trust 2017-2 (DRMT 2017-2)

NEW YORK--()--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigns preliminary ratings to three classes of mortgage pass-through certificates from Deephaven Residential Mortgage Trust 2017-2 (DRMT 2017-2), the second non-prime securitization of 2017 from Deephaven Mortgage, LLC. DRMT 2017-2 is the third DRMT-shelf non-prime securitization from Deephaven Mortgage, LLC since its first post-crisis non-prime securitization in 2016.

The DRMT 2017-2 mortgage pool comprises 651 first-lien mortgage loans with an aggregate principal balance of $250.1 million, as of the cut-off date. KBRA considers the underlying mortgage loans to have certain non-prime characteristics including borrowers with prior credit events (28.7%), loans using alternative income documentation sources such as bank statements (37.4%), investor/business-purpose loans (2.0%), and/or loans to foreign nationals (2.1%). A large portion of the pool is designated as either Non-QM (82.6%) or QM-Rebuttable Presumption (10.6%).

The underlying collateral consists of 75.8% hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs), with initial fixed-rate payment periods of predominantly five (65.4%) and seven (9.8%) years; 4.1% of loans possess a 10-year interest-only (IO) period. The remainder of the collateral pool consists of 24.2% fully-amortizing 30-year and 25-year (one loan) fixed rate mortgages (FRMs). Loans in the pool exhibit moderate borrower equity in each mortgaged property, as evidenced by the WA original LTV of 73.9% and WA original CLTV of 74.1%, which are comparable to CLTVs in KBRA-rated non-prime deals in 2017. The weighted average non-zero original credit score is 685.

KBRA’s rating approach incorporated loan-level analysis of the mortgage pool through its Residential Mortgage Default and Loss Model, an examination of the results from third-party loan file due diligence, cash flow modeling, analysis of the transaction’s payment structure, reviews of key transaction parties and an assessment of the transaction’s legal structure and documentation. This analysis is further described in our U.S. RMBS Rating Methodology.

For complete details on the analysis, please see our Presale Report, Deephaven Residential Mortgage Loan Trust 2017-2, which was published on June 6, 2017 on www.kbra.com.

To view the report, please click here.

Representations & Warranties Disclosure

All Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations are required, pursuant to SEC Rule 17g-7, to provide a description of a transaction’s representations, warranties and enforcement mechanisms that are contained in the offering documents when issuing credit ratings. KBRA’s disclosure for this transaction can be found in the report entitled Deephaven Residential Mortgage Trust 2017-2 Representations and Warranties Disclosure

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Analytical:
Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Jack Kahan, 646-731-2486
Managing Director
jkahan@kbra.com
or
Patrick Gervais, 646-731-2426
Senior Director
pgervais@kbra.com
or
Edward DeVito, 646-731-2494
Senior Director
edevito@kbra.com
or
Gary Narvaez, 646-731-2478
Director
gnarvaez@kbra.com
or
Ryon Aguirre, 646-731-2382
Associate
raguirre@kbra.com

Contacts

Analytical:
Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Jack Kahan, 646-731-2486
Managing Director
jkahan@kbra.com
or
Patrick Gervais, 646-731-2426
Senior Director
pgervais@kbra.com
or
Edward DeVito, 646-731-2494
Senior Director
edevito@kbra.com
or
Gary Narvaez, 646-731-2478
Director
gnarvaez@kbra.com
or
Ryon Aguirre, 646-731-2382
Associate
raguirre@kbra.com