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Volume 29 - Number 50

January 10, 2013

Downloads Available: GSE Single-Family Mortgage Pool Characteristics - 4Q12

Downloads Available: Top Mortgage Sellers to Fannie Mae - 4Q12

Downloads Available: Top Mortgage Sellers to Freddie Mac - 4Q12

Heavy 2012 Refi Market Lifts GSE Business To Highest Annual Production Since 2003

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2012 combined for the third biggest year ever in single-family mortgage-backed securities issuance, according to a new Inside Mortgage Finance market analysis and ranking. Together, the two government-sponsored enterprises pumped out a whopping $1.266 trillion in new single-family MBS last year, a 48.2 percent increase over their total production back in 2011. It marked the biggest annual output by the two GSEs since they set the all-time record of $1.912 trillion back in 2003. Last year’s total came up just short of the second biggest annual issuance on record – $1.270 trillion – set in 2002. Heavy refinance activity was...[Includes three data charts]

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What will Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s new 97 LTV programs mean for your business?

It will give our business a big boost as there is a lot of pent up demand for the product.
It will have only a minor impact on our overall business as we already are doing high LTV business through FHA and some of our high LTV FHA business is likely to shift to Fannie and Freddie.
It won’t have any impact on our business as we plan to steer clear of all high LTV business – particularly in the GSE market.

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