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Moody's assigns Aaa rating to the Iowa Finance Authority Single Family Mortgage Revenue Bonds 2013 Series 1 (Tax-exempt) and 2012 Series 1 (Taxable) (Mortgage-Backed Securities Program)

Global Credit Research - 28 Nov 2012

Outlook is Negative; Approximately $182 million in debt affected

New York, November 28, 2012 --

Moody's Rating

Issue: Single Family Mortgage Revenue Bonds, 2012 Series 1 (Taxable) (MBS - Pass - Through Program); Rating: Aaa; Sale Amount: $18,800,000; Expected Sale Date: 12/03/2012; Rating Description: Mortgage: Single - Family: GNMA/FNMA/FHLMC

Issue: Single Family Mortgage Revenue Bonds, 2013 Series 1 (Non - AMT) (MBS - Pass - Through Program); Rating: Aaa; Sale Amount: $25,000,000; Expected Sale Date: 12/03/2012; Rating Description: Mortgage: Single - Family: GNMA/FNMA/FHLMC

Opinion

Moody's Investors Service has assigned Aaa rating to the Iowa Finance Authority ("IFA") Single Family Mortgage Revenue Bonds, 2013 Series 1 (tax-exempt) and 2012 Series 1 (taxable). In addition, we are affirming the Aaa ratings to all outstanding bonds of the Mortgage Revenue Bond Resolution. The outlook on the ratings is negative.

The 2013 Series 1 and 2012 Series 1 Bonds are issued under the Single Family Mortgage Revenue Bonds Resolution (the "Resolution") adopted November 20, 2009 in connection with the New Issue Bond Program (NIBP), established jointly by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the GSEs), the Federal Housing Finance Agency and the US Treasury.

RATINGS RATIONALE

The Aaa rating on the Bonds reflects the high quality collateral comprised of GNMA and Fannie Mae Mortgage-Backed Securities (MBS), as well as the programs 1.015x program asset-to-debt ratio (as of 9/30/2012). Bond proceeds are used to purchase MBS which represents pools of loans originated under the bond program. The MBS are guaranteed as to full and timely payment of principal and interest by Ginnie Mae or Fannie Mae regardless of the performance of the underlying pool of mortgage loans.

STRENGTHS

- Loan portfolio is comprised of MBS. The MBS guarantor, GNMA and Fannie Mae, guarantees full and timely payment of principal and interest regardless of performance of the underlying mortgages

- Cash flow projections demonstrate sufficient revenues to meet debt service requirements and maintain over-collateralization for the program under all stress scenarios

CHALLENGES

- Ability to continue originating mortgages in the uncertain market as well as to generate investment returns in the ultra low interest rate environment

OUTLOOK

The negative outlook reflects the current rating outlook on the US government.

What could change the rating -- UP

- None

What could change the rating -- DOWN

- Erosion of program asset-to-parity ratio

- Downgrade of US government rating

The principal methodology used in this rating was Strength in Structure: Moody's Approach to Rating Single-Family Housing Bonds Secured by Mortgage-Backed Securities published in October 1998. Please see the Credit Policy page on www.moodys.com for a copy of this methodology.

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Asst Vice President - Analyst
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Moody's assigns Aaa rating to the Iowa Finance Authority Single Family Mortgage Revenue Bonds 2013 Series 1 (Tax-exempt) and 2012 Series 1 (Taxable) (Mortgage-Backed Securities Program)
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