NEW YORK--()--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigns preliminary ratings to three classes of mortgage pass-through certificates from Sequoia Mortgage Trust 2013-3, a jumbo prime RMBS transaction.
The mortgage pool backing SEMT 2013-3 is comprised of 746 first-lien mortgage loans with an aggregate principal balance of $600,210,241.34 as of the cut-off date. The loans in the pool are all fixed-rate mortgages, primarily with 30-year maturities. The pool is characterized by substantial borrower equity in each mortgaged property, as evidenced by the average LTV (65%) and CLTV (67%). The weighted average credit score of the mortgage pool is 772 which is higher than average for recent SEMT transactions and well within the prime mortgage range.
KBRA’s analysis of the transaction included a loan-level analysis of the mortgage pools using our Residential Mortgage Default and Loss Model, together with a review of the transaction parties, results of loan file reviews performed by independent third party firms and review of the legal structure and key documentation. This analysis is further described in our U.S. RMBS Rating Methodology.
For complete details on the analysis, please see our Pre-Sale Report, Sequoia Mortgage Trust 2013-3, which was published on February 19th 2013 at www.krollbondratings.com.
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