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Volume 14 - Number 2

January 24, 2014

Downloads Available: GSE Loss Mitigation Activity - 3Q13

Fannie, Freddie Loss Mitigation Activity Declines in 3Q 2013

Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s home-retention activity declined for the most part during the third quarter of 2013, according to a new analysis of Federal Housing Finance Agency data by Inside The GSEs. Total loss mitigation activity – total home-retention efforts and foreclosure activities combined – declined 8.3 percent during the third quarter to 152,101 and was down 21.3 percent from a year-ago.

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