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February 11, 2014

ARM Market Share Just Shy of 12 Percent as Affordability Becomes an Issue

By Brandon Ivey

However, ARMs remain relatively rare in the MBS market. Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae securitized only $41.6 billion of ARMs for all of last year, about 2.7 percent of their total MBS production volume.

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