Mortgage Buybacks

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April 7, 2017 - Inside Mortgage Trends

Bank Repurchases Tumbled in 2016

Banks and thrifts repurchased $813.1 million of single-family mortgages during the fourth quarter of 2016, an 8.2 percent decline from the previous period, according to an Inside Mortgage Trends analysis of call-report data. It wasn’t the lowest quarterly repurchase volume on record – that distinction belongs to the fourth quarter of 2015 at $735.6 million. But the final three months of 2016 brought the full-year total to $3.27 billion, and that was the lowest ... [Includes one data chart]

April 6, 2017 - Inside Mortgage Finance

GSE Reps-and-Warrant Relief Made Big Strides In 2016, Freddie to Offer Appraisal Waiver Next

Freddie Mac is set to implement a waiver aimed at reducing lender anxiety about potential buybacks related to appraisal issues, matching a similar policy already implemented by Fannie Mae. The initiatives by the two government-sponsored enterprises are aimed at one of the last major bugaboos in the representations and warranties lenders take on when they sell loans. Lender repurchases have declined dramatically over the past few years as Fannie and Freddie cleaned up buyback disputes related to loans originated before the housing market collapse. In 2016, lender repurchases and other indemnifications fell...


With the spring homebuying season in full swing, what percentage of your March 2017 application volume has been for “purchase” loans?

75% or higher


50% to 74%


30% to 49%


Under 30%