Press Release|RMBS

KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to J.P. Morgan Mortgage Trust 2024-HE2 (JPMMT 2024-HE2)

29 May 2024   |   New York


KBRA assigns preliminary ratings to 7 classes of Mortgage Participation Pass-Through Certificates from J.P. Morgan Mortgage Trust 2024-HE2 (JPMMT 2024-HE2), a $379.9 million RMBS transaction sponsored by J.P. Morgan Mortgage Acquisition Corp. (J.P. Morgan) and FOCUS III Advisory, LLC (FOCUS) consisting entirely of second lien home equity line of credit (HELOC) loans. The underlying pool is seasoned approximately three months and comprises of 4,321 loans, with United Wholesale Mortgage, LLC (68.4%) and, LLC (19.3%) representing the largest contributing originators. The HELOCs are interest-only (IO) adjustable-rate mortgages, with IO terms of mostly ten years (97.8%). Most of the loans feature 20-year (95.5%) amortization terms, and HELOC initial draw windows of three (86.5%) or ten (12.3%) years. As of the April 30, 2024 cut-off date, the borrowers in the pool have drawn $436.8 million from a combined credit limit of $507.2 million for an aggregate utilization rate of 86.1%. The $379.9 unpaid principal balance represents the participation percentage allocated to JPMMT 2024-HE2 from the $436.8 million total drawn amount as of the cut-off date.

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