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Volume 2014 - Number 18

May 9, 2014

Downloads Available: Agency MBS Trends by Month - April 2014

Downloads Available: Top Agency MBS Issuers - April 2014

Agency MBS Issuance Rebounded in April as Purchase-Mortgage Market Springs to Life

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae issued a combined $67.1 billion of single-family MBS during April, a solid 23.6 percent increase from the previous month, according to a new analysis and ranking by Inside MBS & ABS. Agency MBS issuance has been in a prolonged downward spiral that started after a modest spurt in production in April 2013, when new issuance hit $153.6 billion, well more than double the volume in April of this year. The upside is that the volume of purchase mortgages coming into the agency market continued to build momentum through the peak home-buying season in 2013. The purchase-mortgage sector has become...[Includes two data charts]

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