KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to New Residential Mortgage Trust 2022-NQM1 (NRMLT 2022-NQM1)

KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to RCKT Mortgage Trust 2022-1 (RCKT 2022-1)
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New York–(work wire) — KBRA assigns preliminary ratings to six classes of mortgage pass-through from New Residential Mortgage Loan Trust 2022-NQM1 (NRMLT 2022-NQM1), a $257.2 million non-core RMBS deal sponsored by New Residential Investment Corp. The core collateral, consisting of 430 home mortgages, features a large concentration of loans secured using alternative income documents. Borrowers in the subject group have a non-zero Western Australian original credit score of 752 and demonstrate significant equity in each mortgaged property, with combined WA LTV and LTV (CLTV) ratios of 71.8% and 71.9%, respectively.

KBRA’s rating approach included loan level analysis of the mortgage pool through its RMBS credit model, an examination of the results of due diligence in the third-party loan file conducted at the time of loan creation, cash flow modeling analysis of the transaction payment structure and reviews of key transaction parties and an appraisal The legal structure of the transaction and its documentation. This analysis is described in more detail in the American RMBS Rating Methodology.

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