KBRA assigns preliminary ratings to Freddie Mac’s STACR 2022-DNA7

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–KBRA assigns preliminary ratings to 24 classes of Freddie Mac Structured Agency Credit Risk (STACR®) REMIC 2022-DNA7 Notes, Freddie Mac STACR REMIC Trust 2022-DNA7 (STACR 2022-DNA7), a credit risk sharing transaction with a total note supply of $616,000,000. STACR 2022-DNA7 shows loans with loan-to-value (LTV) ratios greater than 60%, but less than or equal to 80%. The Notes Offered represent the obligations of the STACR 2022-DNA7 Trust in a credit-linked note structure governed by a credit protection agreement between the Trust and Freddie Mac, with payments subject to the credit and principal payment risks of the STACR 2022-DNA7 reference pool.

The STACR 2022-DNA7 benchmark pool consists of 69,144 residential mortgage loans with an outstanding principal balance of approximately $20.0 billion at the cut-off date. The Reference Obligations are fully documented and fully amortized, primarily fixed rate mortgages (FRM) with a term of 30 years of prime quality. Borrowers in the STACR 2022-DNA7 benchmark pool have a non-zero WA (NZWA) initial credit score of 740 and an NZWA debt-to-income ratio (DTI) of 36.4%. The pool’s WA LTV and Combined LTV (CLTV) are 74.5% and 74.7% respectively.

KBRA’s scoring approach incorporated loan-level analysis of the mortgage pool through its KBRA RMBS credit model, due diligence results review of third-party loan files, cash flow modeling analysis of the payment structure of the transaction, reviews of the principal parties to the transaction and an assessment of the legal structure and documentation of the transaction. This analysis is further described in our US RMBS Rating Methodology.

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