Vanderbilt Mortgage, one of the manufactured housing sector's favorite issuers, was seen in the market last week with a $760 million MH ABS via Credit Suisse First Boston. Although Vanderbilt will service the entire pool, the portfolio backing deal was originated by Texas-based Associates Housing Finance, now a unit of Citigroup.

Associates had not been an issuer in the MH market since 1999, last gracing investors with a whopping $2.5 billion deal, also managed by CSFB. At the time, the company was the third-largest servicer of manufactured housing contracts in the U.S.

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