KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to Flagstar Mortgage Trust 2019-1INV (FSMT 2019-1INV)

NEW YORK--()--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigns preliminary ratings to 34 classes of mortgage pass-through certificates from Flagstar Mortgage Trust 2019-1INV (FSMT 2019-1INV), the ninth prime RMBS transaction issued by Flagstar Bank, FSB (Flagstar) through its FSMT shelf. The transaction is backed primarily by agency-eligible investment-purpose mortgage loans.

The FSMT 2019-1INV pool comprises 1,064 first-lien, prime residential mortgage loans with an aggregate principal balance of $365.6 million as of the October 1, 2019 cut-off date. The collateral consists entirely of fully amortizing, fixed rate mortgages (FRMs). The pool is characterized by significant borrower equity in each mortgaged property, as evidenced by the WA original LTV of 67.2% and WA original CLTV of 67.2%. The weighted average original credit score is 765, which is well within the prime mortgage range.

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.

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Analytical Contacts:
Armine Karajyan, Associate Director
(646) 731-1210
akarajyan@kbra.com

Hannah Brennan, Analyst
(646) 731-3324
hbrennan@kbra.com

Jack Kahan, Managing Director
(646) 731-2486
jkahan@kbra.com

Business Development Contact:
Michele Patterson, Managing Director
(646) 731-2397
mpatterson@kbra.com

Contacts

Analytical Contacts:
Armine Karajyan, Associate Director
(646) 731-1210
akarajyan@kbra.com

Hannah Brennan, Analyst
(646) 731-3324
hbrennan@kbra.com

Jack Kahan, Managing Director
(646) 731-2486
jkahan@kbra.com

Business Development Contact:
Michele Patterson, Managing Director
(646) 731-2397
mpatterson@kbra.com