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September 22, 2017 - Inside The GSEs

GSE Roundtop

GSEs. Congress should be the one that makes the ultimate decision on deciding the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, according to a just-completed poll from Inside Mortgage Finance. Roughly, 28 percent of industry professionals picked Congress as the ultimate decider with the Federal Housing Finance Agency coming in a close second at 25 percent. Treasury finished third in the poll at 18 percent. Then again, the fourth choice – “I wish we had another option, but we don’t” actually garnered the highest response at 29 percent. Wells Fargo Analysis of GSEs’ Portfolio. Wells Fargo said that the GSEs’ portfolio needs to be able to buy out seriously delinquent loans from mortgage-backed securities and provide


September 22, 2017 - Inside The GSEs

GSEs Detail Requirements for New High-LTV Refinance Product

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac recently released more details on requirements for participating in their new refinance option for loans originated after Oct. 1. This option allows borrowers with high loan-to-value ratios to refinance. While the official start date is next month, the GSEs said that a minimum of 15 months must have passed between the note date of the existing loan and the start of the new loan. For example, if the mortgage is originated in October 2017, the note date of the new loan can be no earlier than February 2018. To participate, the loans must be owned or securitized by Fannie or Freddie and can include loans that are part of its risk-sharing structure.


September 22, 2017 - Inside The GSEs

Freddie CRTs Indicate G-Fees More Stable Than Private Sector Pricing

multifunctional in that they do more than just help take the risk off the GSEs. They’re also a good indicator for setting guarantee fees. Freddie Mac said CRTs are often indicative of what the private market would charge for the risk taken on by a GSE. And the appropriate level of g-fees has been an important issue in housing finance. “CRT is not only shifting risk away from taxpayers and creating new asset classes for investors it is a key benchmark for policy discussions by providing information about what the private capital markets would charge for absorbing the credit risk...


September 22, 2017 - Inside The GSEs

Federal Home Loan Bank Advances Up in Second Quarter

Bank and thrift members of the Federal Home Loan Bank system had outstanding advances of $565.7 billion at June 30, a quarterly increase of 8 percent, according to an analysis by Inside The GSEs. Year-over-year numbers are also up, with the second quarter of 2017 now 4 percent higher than the $545.6 billion reported in the first quarter of 2016. In fact, the number reported in the second quarter represented the largest volume of advances for the past 12 months. However, the top three advance users were both down for the quarter. Although JPMorgan Chase continues to lead among borrowers with $68.5 billion in advances, it was down some from the $74.3 billion...


September 22, 2017 - Inside The GSEs

OIG: Complex Multifamily Market Needs Continued Monitoring

Inspector General recently released a paper about the need for continued oversight of activity in the growing GSE multifamily market. Combined, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac purchased $112 billion in multifamily mortgages last year. The paper noted that while much of the reform discussion has focused on single-family housing, the GSEs’ role in the multifamily market is a critical aspect of the housing finance system. Market-wide multifamily originations, along with Fannie and Freddie purchases of multifamily mortgages, have grown to record levels in recent years, said the OIG. But multifamily mortgages are more complex to underwrite than single-family loans. “Underwriters of multifamily loans must understand the business and...


September 22, 2017 - Inside The GSEs

Freddie Mac Relaxes Appraisal Policies for Trainees

Freddie Mac has decided to buy mortgages with appraisals made by trainee appraisers. The GSE made the announcement in a recent bulletin updating appraisal requirements. Freddie said it made the change in response to seller inquiries. “We are also specifying that an unlicensed or trainee (or similar classification) appraiser may perform a completion report as long as a supervisory appraiser also signs the completion report,” said Freddie. The Loan Product Advisory tool has already been updated to reflect the change. The appraisal shortage likely played a role in that decision as Realtors and lenders complained about a lack of qualified appraisers and out-of-town appraisers not familiar with local market conditions incorrectly valuing homes.


September 22, 2017 - Inside The GSEs

Fannie Mae’s Latest RPL Sale Goes to Goldman Subsidiary

Fannie Mae’s most recent reperforming loan sale of 10,700 loans went to Goldman Sachs subsidiary, MTGLQ investors. It was the GSEs’ fourth reperforming loan sale transaction of 2017. The loans were divided into three pools and totaled $2.4 billion in unpaid principal balance. MTGLQ won all three pools and is expected to close on Oct. 26. The largest pool consisted of 4,482 loans with an unpaid principal balance of $9.9 billion and average loans size of $220,626. Another pool had 4,200 loans with a UPB of $9.8 billion and average loan size of $234,433. And, the last included 2,001 loans with an aggregate UPB of $4.6 billion and an average loan size of $230,751.


September 22, 2017 - Inside The GSEs

IU Criticizes MBA Reform Plan, Says Geared Toward TBTF Banks

Investors Unite, an advocacy group for GSE shareholders, criticized the Mortgage Bankers Association’s plan for GSE reform and stated that the trade group is promoting too-big-to-fail banks. The comments come after MBA President and CEO David Stevens blogged about the nine-year anniversary of the conservatorship earlier this month, and touted the benefits of MBA’s proposal for GSE reform. The group’s plan replaces the implicit government guarantee of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with an explicit guarantee. “In our plan, private capital would assume more risk, which would lessen the exposure of taxpayers during any economic headwinds,” he said. Stevens also went on to praise...


September 22, 2017 - Inside The GSEs

Policing the Flood Insurance Policies, GSEs Say Loans Compliant

Despite reports showing that many homeowners lack required flood insurance policies, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac said data show that most of their loans do have the appropriate coverage. Recent hurricanes in Houston and Florida revealed that borrowers either never had coverage or let their policies lapse. Flood insurance is a requirement for GSE loans in designated flood areas and the mortgage giants say that servicers are responsible for enforcing the policies. Nevertheless, getting to the root of the disconnect is complicated. Although the GSEs said it’s up to servicers to evaluate whether loans meet flood insurance requirements, they said they also have their own systems in place to help ensure compliance.


September 22, 2017 - Inside The GSEs

Groups Tell Treasury, FHFA: Legislation Not Recap

Fifteen industry trade groups and other organizations sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and GSE regulator Mel Watt late this week, reminding them that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should be reformed through legislation and not some type of recapitalization plan where Congress is cut from the equation. “We are increasingly concerned about efforts to derail comprehensive reform,” they write. “We urge both Treasury and Federal Housing Finance Agency to focus on continuing to work with Congress to end conservatorship through comprehensive, bipartisan, legislative reforms.” No specifics are provided regarding the derailment comment. Presently, there are no viable bills before Congress where a consensus on GSE reform might be reached.


September 22, 2017 - Inside The GSEs

GSE Seller Buybacks Edged Higher In Second Quarter, Pipeline Shrank

Mortgage lenders that sell loans to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac saw a modest increase in the volume of loans they repurchased from the GSEs during the second quarter of 2017, according to a new Inside The GSEs analysis of disclosure reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. During the second quarter, lenders repurchased or made indemnifications on $244.44 million of single-family loans pooled in Fannie and Freddie mortgage-backed securities. That was up 2.5 percent from the first three months of the year. On a year-to-date basis, seller buybacks totaled $483.01 million, a 14.5 percent drop from the first six months of 2016.


September 22, 2017 - IMFnews

What We’re Hearing: A GSE ‘Black Swan’? / More TBTF, Perhaps / A Dividing Issue: Zero Capital / Will Mnuchin Cut a Deal with Speculators? / Waiting on a Ginnie Mae Nominee (Still) / A New Business Home for Anne Canfield

An impossible scenario, one that keeps Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt up a night? We shall see...


September 22, 2017 - IMFnews

Trade Groups Tell Treasury and FHFA: Legislation for GSE Reform, No Recap and Release

In a research note published Friday, Cowen & Co. notes the letter is an indication these groups believe allowing the GSEs to retain capital will prolong the conservatorships.


September 21, 2017 - IMFnews

15 Groups Tell Treasury and FHFA: Legislation to Reform the GSEs, Not Some Recap Plan

The signors add: “We … believe the debate over recapitalizing a broken system distracts from the critical structural issues that Congress must address to ensure that the federally supported secondary market serves key, bipartisan objectives.”


September 21, 2017 - Inside Mortgage Finance

With GSE ‘Zero Capital Day’ About Three Months Away, Possible Credit Reserves Become a Factor

Unless the Federal Housing Finance Agency acts soon, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will see their capital buffers fall to zero on Jan. 1, 2018. Having zero capital may not be a big deal, initially – but a new complication has arrived in the form of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. According to Tim Rood, chairman of The Collingwood Group, the government-sponsored enterprises are not looking at losses “that will cost tens of billions of dollars – but they don’t need to be. The capital buffer is small as it is. And if a credit event happens, it could wipe out the thin layer of capital they have in a hurry.” If Rood – a former Fannie executive – is correct, the GSEs might have...


September 21, 2017 - Inside Mortgage Finance

CFPB Listening to Mortgage Rule Concerns, Data On Impact to Consumers Could Lead to Changes

Lenders and investors at the ABS East conference this week hit officials from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau with a number of complaints about the agency’s mortgage rules. The bureau officials suggested that data will have more of an impact on policy changes than general complaints. Patrick Orr, a policy analyst at the CFPB, reiterated that the bureau is accepting feedback and considering changes or guidance for the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule, special qualified-mortgage standards that apply to loans eligible for sale to the government-sponsored enterprises and aspects of the ability-to-repay rule, among other issues. A representative from one lender said...


September 19, 2017 - IMFnews

Short Takes: About Those GSE Dividend Payments… / The Man Wants to be Paid / Record Attendance at ABS East / LendingTree Buys Snap Capital / Webster Gets a New President

In other words, the FHFA will once again order the dividends to be paid to Treasury. Right?


September 19, 2017 - IMFnews

New Poll: Industry Says Let Congress Fix the GSEs

Congress is not expected to produce workable GSE legislation until next year and even then, other issues – tax reform, another run at fixing “Obamacare,” for example – could kick the can down the road.


September 19, 2017 - IMFnews

House FSC to Work on GSE Reform Again. (Hint: It Looks like the PATH Act)

At the ABS East show, Rep. Barr didn’t provide further details about Republican plans for the GSEs…


September 15, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Freddie Mac G-fee Pricing Taking Cues from Credit-Risk Transfers and the Private Market

Credit-risk transfers can be used to calculate guarantee fees because they’re indicative of what the private market would charge for the risk taken on by a government-sponsored enterprise, according to Freddie Mac. But the mortgage giant explained that g-fees are likely more stable than a system that relies exclusively on credit-risk transfers. Kevin Palmer, Freddie’s senior vice president of single-family credit risk transfers, said in a white paper the significant amount of credit risk being transferred to the private capital markets provides a way to calculate a market-implied g-fee. Since 2013, the GSE has transferred much of the credit risk on $760 billion of MBS it guarantees. Based on the pricing of Freddie’s Structured Agency Credit Risk transactions over the past year, the market-implied g-fee has been...


September 15, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Treasury Discussing GSE Issues with Trade Groups; Multiple Guarantors, Capital Are on the Table

Over the past several weeks, the Treasury Department has been meeting with several industry trade groups about the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, discussing – among other things – what to do about the impending “zero capital” problem as well as the topic of multiple guarantors. Treasury’s goal, these officials said, is to come up with a workable blueprint on the future of the government-sponsored enterprises and the nation’s housing finance system – changes that might touch Ginnie Mae as well. Late this week there was...


September 15, 2017 - IMFnews

Treasury Taking Meetings on GSE Issues, Including Zero Capital and Multiple Guarantors

Rob Zimmer, a former Freddie Mac executive: “Republicans run this town, obviously, and there is no way they want to be identified as the party of taxpayer bailouts for large financial institutions.”


September 14, 2017 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Nonbanks Continue Market Takeover in 2017, Could Pose Risk to GSEs, FHA and Ginnie

The growing reliance on nonbanks could pose a risk to the government housing agencies, according to a recent study by the Urban Institute’s Housing Policy Center. Just four years ago, banks originated 70 percent of new mortgages, the researchers noted. But in 2017 nonbanks are originating 60 percent of all new mortgages and 76 percent of loans destined to be securitized by Ginnie Mae. UI called...


September 14, 2017 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Input on Proposed GSE Housing Goals Mixed, Housing Groups Want to See More Impact

The Mortgage Bankers Association, along with other housing trade groups, wants to make sure that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac housing goals work in tandem with pending duty-to-serve requirements and multifamily volume caps to promote affordable housing. The MBA was one of about 10 groups that offered commentary on the proposed new housing goals for the government-sponsored enterprises for 2018 through 2020. The current goals expire at the end of the year. The Federal Housing Finance Agency released the proposed goals in June. The MBA said...


September 14, 2017 - IMFnews

Senior Democrats on Senate Banking Committee Implore Treasury, FHFA to Allow GSEs to Build Capital

The correspondence, which includes the signature of ranking minority member Sherrod Brown, D-OH, notes: “We are simply requesting that the GSEs be permitted to build capital...."


September 14, 2017 - IMFnews

Agency-Jumbo Production Sagged in 2Q17 While Non-Agency Sector Kept Growing

But the non-agency jumbo market saw a healthy 18.6 percent increase in originations…


September 12, 2017 - IMFnews

On a Roll: Fourth Consecutive Monthly Gain for GSE MBS Issuance

Fannie and Freddie lost some market share during the second quarter, according to preliminary figures compiled by Inside The GSEs.


September 11, 2017 - IMFnews

International Monetary Fund Favors a Fannie-Freddie Merger

The IMF, of course, has no jurisdiction whatsoever over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac…


September 11, 2017 - IMFnews

Appraisal Groups Tell Congress to Make GSEs Do Away with Waivers

As a result, they urge the GSEs to do away with the appraisal waiver program for now…


September 8, 2017 - Inside The GSEs

GSE Roundup

GSE Conservatorship Hits Nine Year Mark. It’s been nine years since the government placed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in conservatorship on Sept. 6, 2008. No one knew it would last this long. Industry groups, along with some lawmakers, are working hard to put the wheels in motion to come up with a more sustainable solution for the mortgage giants. GSE shareholders group Investors Unite suggested, “If Fannie and Freddie could start retaining their profits and rebuild adequate reserves, the Trump administration could lock in reforms already in place and implement others, creating a federal role in housing finance that protects taxpayers.” GSE Hearing Postponed


September 8, 2017 - Inside The GSEs

Groups Suggest FHFA Study Language Choice Question More

Trade groups continue to rally to prevent the Federal Housing Finance Agency from adding a language-preference question to loan applications. They said the suggestions, designed to assist borrowers with limited English proficiency, require more examination, but they don’t want it to delay implementation of the new Uniform Residential Loan Application.The FHFA extended the deadline for the comment period several times. It closed on Sept. 1. When the input period was extended in August, the FHFA updated the request for input with a presentation that describes the results of testing various language questions on the Uniform Residential...


September 8, 2017 - Inside The GSEs

IG Audit Report Looks to Address Weakness in FHFA Privacy Program

An audit of the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s privacy program led the FHFA Office of Inspector General to make recommendations to address several weaknesses. The program was designed so the FHFA can implement privacy and data protection procedures governing its collection, use, sharing, disclosure, transfer, storage and security of information in an identifiable form related to employees and the public. Kearney & Company performed the audit and found that the FHFA had not effectively met three out of nine privacy requirements and controls.The report made several recommendations to make sure the agency adequately identifies, monitors, and protects the complete inventory of its personally identifying information (PII) holdings and appropriately approves and documents privileged user access.


September 8, 2017 - Inside The GSEs

Fannie Discusses Considerations For Proposed REMIC Structure

In anticipating a green light for the proposal to restructure its credit-risk transfer offerings as real estate mortgage investment conduits, Fannie details additional considerations ahead of the change. The GSE said that there have been no significant concerns raised, so far, and expects to close the feedback period soon. To help expand the CRT investor base, several months ago both GSEs announced a proposal to restructure Fannie’s Connecticut Avenue Securities and Freddie’s Structured Agency Credit Risk programs. This would also help attract a different kind of investor base that includes real estate investment trusts and help boost liquidity. The REMIC structure will help...


September 8, 2017 - Inside The GSEs

Freddie’s Recent RPL Structured Sale is Largest SLST to Date

Freddie Mac recently announced its largest sale of reperforming loans with a $983 million structured sale transaction. Although Freddie has been securitizing RPLs since 2011, the seasoned loan structured transaction has a slightly different twist and helps to expand the RPL program. Assets in Freddie’s seasoned loan offerings are comprised primarily of loans repurchased out of the GSE’s single-family participation certificates, generally after a loan has become at least four months delinquent.Freddie announced its first RPL structured sale transaction of 2017 in May after a successful pilot program. The program has grown from the pilot sale amount of $199 million.


September 8, 2017 - Inside The GSEs

An HOA Foreclosure Win in NV for Fannie, Freddie Lenders

There is good news for GSE lenders and servicers, as a recent court ruling found that Nevada’s super-priority lien law cannot be used to foreclose on government-owned mortgages. In Berezovsky v. Moniz, the court ruled that the Federal Foreclosure Bar, part of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, preempted state law and banned a homeowners association from being able to eliminate a GSE’s interest and foreclose on a property. The court rejected arguments that the Federal Foreclosure Bar did not apply in the Nevada HOA context. Attorneys with Bradley Arant Boult Cummings said, “The Berezovsky decision represents a resounding win for lenders and servicers of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae loans.”


September 8, 2017 - Inside The GSEs

International Monetary Fund Calls For a Fannie, Freddie Merger

The International Monetary Fund proposed that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac merge into a single enterprise. The IMF discussed ideas that it said could help stabilize the mortgage finance system in a working paper published late last month. The global Washington, DC-based organization said the GSEs should combine forces “as quickly as possible.” And, “Until this happens they should be forbidden to compete for business on the basis of price.” “The GSE regulator should be tasked with monitoring the enterprises to ensure consistency on this basis,” said the author of the paper, Richard Koss. He believes that the housing finance system is unnecessarily complicated, with Fannie and Freddie having selling guides of 1,408 and 2,303 pages, respectively.


September 8, 2017 - Inside The GSEs

ICBA Says Government Seizure of GSEs was ‘Questionable at Best’

The Independent Community Bankers of America issued a statement midweek questioning – nine years after the fact – the federal takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, saying it was the government’s way of putting the two mortgage giants in a “time out.” ICBA said the move by the Bush administration on Sept. 6, 2008, was made to “help calm the fears of global investors of GSE mortgage-backed securities.” MBS issued by Fannie and Freddie have an “implicit” government guarantee, not an explicit one. However, before and since the takeover, the GSEs have never missed a bond payment to MBS investors. ICBA said, “After being put into conservatorship – an action that has since been proven to be...


September 8, 2017 - Inside The GSEs

Fannie, Freddie Issue Alerts for Back-to-Back Hurricanes

On the heels of making concessions for Houston area homeowners with property damaged by Hurricane Harvey, another storm threatens the housing industry this weekend. As Inside The GSEs went to press, Hurricane Irma was approaching the U.S., potentially hitting Florida and several southern states and prompting the GSEs to remind lenders and homeowners about their disaster-relief options for affected areas. Freddie Mac said it is monitoring the approach of Irma. “We stand ready to work with the nation’s servicers to ensure that mortgage relief is made available to homeowners who may be affected,” said Yvette Gilmore, Freddie’s vice president of single-family servicer performance management.


September 8, 2017 - Inside The GSEs

Appraisal Groups Tell Congress to Make GSEs Do Away With Waivers

Some three dozen appraisal trade groups are fighting to keep Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from issuing waivers that eliminate the need for traditional home valuations. Earlier this year, the GSEs announced they would offer appraisal waivers on some refinance loans to borrowers who have at least 20 percent equity in their homes. And more recently Fannie and Freddie said that they will extend the waiver to include certain purchase loans as well. But the groups said first purchase transactions carry higher risk from a property information standpoint and, to make matters worse, the change comes at a time when markets are at all-time highs and risk mitigation should be tantamount.


September 8, 2017 - Inside The GSEs

Justice Department Indicts Former Dallas FHLBank CEO for Fraud

The U.S. Attorney for the District of Texas indicted the former CEO of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas, along with two other former bank employees, for fraud. They were accused of creating fake travel reimbursement requests for lavish trips and embezzlement schemes that began back in 2008. Terrence Smith, at the helm of the bank from 2000 to 2013, and Nancy Parker, chief information officer around the same time, were charged with six counts of making false statements, according to the Department of Justice. And Michael Sims, chief financial officer from 2005 to 2014, was charged with three counts of making false statements.


September 8, 2017 - Inside The GSEs

Fannie/Freddie 1-Family MBS Business Up Again in August

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac produced a total of $77.42 billion of new single-family mortgage-backed securities in August, their fourth consecutive monthly gain. August single-family MBS issuance was up 8.8 percent from the previous month at Fannie, and up 6.1 percent at Freddie. Their combined production represented a 7.8 percent increase from July. Although the two GSEs have seen steady growth in MBS issuance in recent months, production through the first eight months of 2017 was down 1.6 percent from a year ago. And other than January and February, every month in 2017 has yielded less new business than it did last year.


September 8, 2017 - IMFnews

What We’re Hearing: Treasury Mulls Plans for Fannie and Freddie / $200 Billion Should Do It / GSE Hearing Nixed / Milken Ramps Up Its Involvement / How Low Might the 10-Year Fall / Warren Likes Real Estate and Gets a Mortgage Company Too

In case you’re wondering the concept of GSE “recap and release” is not under consideration...


September 8, 2017 - IMFnews

Hurricane Damage: Despite Consumer Moratoriums, MBS Issuers Must Keep Making Payments

Just because consumers might be off the hook for at least 90 days on making their payments, MBS investors will want their money, noted on observer…


September 8, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Once Banks Got LCR Compliant, They Opted For More GSE MBS, Fed Researchers Find

Partly to comply with liquidity cover ratio requirements imposed in the wake of the financial crisis, U.S. banks ramped up their holdings of high-quality liquid assets. But once they got compliant, many of them shifted their asset allocations more to agency MBS and U.S. Treasuries, according to researchers at the Federal Reserve. This could have implications for the U.S. central bank’s massive balance sheet over the long haul, they added. As of Jan. 1, 2015, large banks in the U.S. have needed...


September 8, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Fannie Details Additional Considerations for Proposed REMIC Structure for CRT Deals

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac appear poised to go ahead with their plans to structure future credit-risk transfer debt offerings as real estate mortgage investment conduits to expand the investor base. “No significant concerns have been raised to date, and, provided that the market continues to respond favorably, we expect to conclude our feedback period soon,” said Fannie. Back in May, the government-sponsored enterprises announced...


September 7, 2017 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Ninth Circuit Upholds GSE Security Interest, Rules Federal Foreclosure Bar Preempts State HOA Law

Lenders and servicers of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mortgages notched a big win in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which found that a federal bar on foreclosure on government-sponsored enterprise loans preempted Nevada’s superiority lien law. As a published decision, the court’s ruling in Berezovsky v. Moniz resolves the dispute in favor of the federal foreclosure bar, according to Marc James Ayers and R. Aaron Chastain, attorneys with Bradley Arant Boult Cummings. It serves as a binding precedent in the Ninth Circuit and should guide other circuits in deciding cases involving homeowners associations’ super-priority liens, they said. In Berezovsky, the panel affirmed...


September 7, 2017 - IMFnews

ICBA Says Government Seizure of Fannie and Freddie was ‘Questionable at Best’

ICBA’s comment marks the first time that a major industry trade group has questioned putting Fannie and Freddie into conservatorship…


September 7, 2017 - IMFnews

Purchase-Mortgage Blowout: 2Q17 Highest Volume Since 3Q06

Purchase loans accounted for 67.5 percent of the estimated $455.0 billion in first-lien mortgage originations during the April-June cycle...


September 6, 2017 - IMFnews

Nine Years Ago, Fannie and Freddie Were Taken Over. Treasury is Now $82.3 Billion Richer

Investors Unite speaks for GSE shareholders – except senior preferred holders (the Treasury Department)…


September 1, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

GSEs Shed More Nonprime Holdings in 2Q

The government-sponsored enterprises’ holdings of vintage nonprime mortgages declined somewhat more quickly than usual in the second quarter of 2017, according to an analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac held a combined $123.73 billion of nonprime purchased/guaranteed mortgages and mortgage-backed securities at the end of June, down 7.6 percent from March. Compared with June 2016, their holdings were down by 23.2 percent. The GSEs’ nonprime holdings are...[Includes one data table]


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