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Volume 14 - Number 3

February 7, 2014

Downloads Available: Top GSE Sellers Jan. 2014

GSE MBS Business Activity Drops Month-to-Month in January

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac issued $47.0 billion in single-family mortgage-backed securities during January, starting 2014 off with a 15.8 percent decline from December 2013, according to a new Inside The GSEs analysis. January’s drop was even steeper, at 61.9 percent, from the same period a year ago.

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With rates higher this year, there has been talk of lenders liberalizing their underwriting standards in an effort to increase volume and make up for lower refis.

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