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Volume 2014 - Number 26

July 3, 2014

Downloads Available: GSE Single-Family MBS Characteristics - 2Q14

Downloads Available: Top Mortgage Sellers to Fannie Mae - 2Q14

Downloads Available: Top Mortgage Sellers to Freddie Mac - 2Q14

GSE Business Rebounds in Second Quarter As Purchase-Mortgage Sector Gains Strength

The anxiously-awaited Spring surge in purchase-mortgage lending finally arrived at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac during recent months, according to a new Inside Mortgage Finance ranking and analysis of loan-level data from the two government-sponsored enterprises. The two GSEs issued $141.83 billion of single-family mortgage-backed securities during the second quarter, an encouraging 9.8 percent increase from the dreary levels recorded in the first three months of 2014. During the first quarter of this year, Fannie/Freddie MBS production set a 14-year low of just $129.21 billion. Clearly, the market isn’t...[Includes three data charts]

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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.

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