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July 8, 2016 - Inside The GSEs

GSE Business Up Sharply in 2Q, Freddie Share Dips

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac both saw substantial increases in single-family volume during the second quarter, aided in part by nonbank sellers scouring for refinance business. But Fannie enjoyed bigger gains, while Freddie’s share of the two-horse GSE market slipped to 39.5 percent. Freddie’s share has hovered above 40 percent for the past two years, and it was 40.2 percent for the first six months of the year, but the GSE has to prop up its share by charging lower guarantee fees and through other means. In 2016, Freddie has been getting a smaller share of some sellers’ business than it got in the first half of last year. [includes two data charts]


The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury fell to all-time low of 1.34% recently. How much better will originations be at your shop in the second half compared to 1H, if at all?

Better by 1% to 10%.
Better by 11% to 25%.
Off the charts better. Applications are great now.
Worse than 1H, but not by much.
A lot worse. But not sure on the damage.

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