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Volume 2014 - Number 6

March 14, 2014

Downloads Available: GSE Involvement in the Nonprime Market - 4Q13

GSEs Shedding Nonprime Holdings, Earning Profits

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac sold some nonprime mortgage-backed securities during 2013 even though the government-sponsored enterprises have seen strong returns on these holdings in recent quarters. The GSEs held a total of $84.61 billion in nonprime MBS as of the end of 2013, according to a new analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. The holdings declined by 18.2 percent compared with the end of 2012 due to a combination of ... [Includes one data chart]

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Who "owns" the mortgage customer that’s brought to a wholesale lender through a loan broker?

The broker. It’s his/her client.


The wholesale/table funder. They’re taking the financial risk.


The broker, but only for the first year. After that, the borrower is fair game.


Hard to answer. It’s a complicated issue.