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Volume 18 - Number 1

January 5, 2018

Downloads Available: GSE MBS Business by Seller Type: 2Q16-4Q17

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Fannie Recovered Some Ground in December, Refi Drove 4Q17 Volume

Fannie Mae last month reclaimed some of the market share Freddie Mac snagged in October and November as GSE single-family business volume skidded toward yearend. Fannie issued $43.99 billion of single-family mortgage-backed securities in December, a tidy 4.9 percent increase from the previous month. Freddieís $30.03 billion in production tumbled 19.2 percent from November. That gave Fannie a 59.4 percent share of the GSE market in December, in line with historical trends. Freddie posted big increases in volume during October and November, pushing its GSE market share to 46.4 percent for the two-month period. Even with the return to more normal...

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With originations expected to drop in 2018, will your shop turn to non-QM/non-prime mortgage products as a way to bolster volumes?

Yes, definitely. We’re planning a launch.


No. It’s still difficult compliance/regulatory-wise.


Maybe. It’s under consideration.


Not now. But things could change as 2018 progresses.