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Friday, May 08, 2009

Loan Reset / Recast Schedule

by Calculated Risk on 5/08/2009 06:13:00 PM

Before reading, please see Tanta's: Reset Vs. Recast, Or Why Charts Don't Match

"Reset" refers to a rate change. "Recast" refers to a payment change.
Here are two Credit Suisse charts:

Option ARM original Recast Schedule Click on image for larger graph in new window.

The first chart is from Business Week in April: Good News: Option ARM Resets Delayed

The reset and recast confusion continues! The x-axis is labeled "months to 1st reset", but the notes to the graph says: "estimated recast schedule".

And here is more from a Credit Suisse research report released in February (no link):

Loan Recast Schedule It appears Credit Suisse is using recast dates for Option ARMs and reset dates for all other loans. Resets are not a huge problem with low interest rates, but recasts could be significant.

Looking at these charts it would be easy to conclude that the recast problem last through 2012. However there is a difference between the original recast date, and the actual recast date - because negatively amortizing loans hit the recast ceiling earlier than the original forecast. I suspect the peak in recasts for Option ARMs will be in 2010.