NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigns preliminary ratings to four classes of certificates from Freddie Mac’s Structured Agency Credit Risk (STACR) Securitized Participation Interests Trust, Series 2018-SPI2 (STACR 2018-SPI2), a credit risk sharing transaction with a total certificate offering of $263,512,044. STACR 2018-SPI2 represents Freddie Mac’s third risk transfer deal under the STACR SPI shelf. The offered certificates are backed by participation interests (PI) in underlying mortgage loans acquired by Freddie Mac.
The underlying STACR 2018-SPI2 mortgage pool consists of 19,198 residential mortgage loans with an aggregate cut-off balance of approximately $6.6 billion. The loans are fully-amortizing, fixed-rate mortgages (FRMs) of prime quality. The borrowers in the pool have a weighted average (WA) original credit score of 756 and a WA debt-to-income (DTI) ratio of 36.3%. The pool has a WA loan-to-value (LTV) ratio of 79.7% and WA combined LTV (CLTV) of 80.3%, with approximately 4.2% of the loans possessing subordinate financing at origination.
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 loan file reviews performed by an independent third-party firm, 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.
Related Publications: (available at www.kbra.com)
- STACR 2018-SPI2 Pre-Sale Report
- STACR 2018-SPI2 Tear Sheet
- STACR 2018-SPI2 Tear SheetU.S. RMBS Rating Methodology
- Residential Mortgage Default and Loss Model
- U.S. RMBS Rating Methodology for Assessing Non-QM Risk
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