Morningstar Credit Ratings Assigns Preliminary Ratings to Home Partners of America 2016-1 (HPA 2016-1)

Jan 12, 2016, 16:42 ET from Morningstar, Inc.

NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC today assigned preliminary ratings to five classes of single-family rental pass-through certificates from Home Partners of America 2016-1 (HPA 2016-1), a single-family rental securitization. The preliminary ratings are based on information disclosed and known to Morningstar as of Jan. 12, 2016.

Preliminary Ratings (as of Jan. 12, 2016)




Class

Balance/Notional Amount ($)

Morningstar Preliminary Rating




Class A

256,900,000

AAA

Class B

44,180,000

AA

Class C

34,363,000

A

Class D

35,999,000

BBB+

Class E

41,000,000

BBB-

The collateral backing the HPA 2016-1 transaction consists of approximately 2,232 properties with a total value of $654,523,539. Home Partners of America has acquired all of the properties, which are 99.6 percent rented as of the collateral cutoff date of Nov. 30, 2015, with an average monthly rental payment of approximately $2,160. Properties in Texas, Illinois, and Florida constitute the majority of the pool, representing approximately 19.2 percent, 18.6 percent, and 16.2 percent of the assets, respectively. Home Partners of America has acquired mortgages on the properties for the benefit of the securitization trust.

Morningstar's Presale Analysis Package, including the Presale Report; Rule 17g-7 Disclosure Form; and the Representations, Warranties, and Enforcement Mechanisms, is available under the Structured Finance tab in the Ratings/Surveillance section at https://ratingagency.morningstar.com. Morningstar could receive subsequent information that may result in final ratings that differ from the preliminary ratings.

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