Mon, Dec 2 2013, 12:42 PM
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have
completed a major overhaul of their master policy requirements for private
mortgage insurance the Federal Housin...
Mon, Nov 25 2013, 1:45 PM
The Office of Inspector General
(OIG) of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has
released its sixth Semiannual Report to the Congress. The re...
Thu, Nov 21 2013, 2:58 PM
Fannie Mae's Economic and Strategic
Research Group calls the temporary government shutdown and debt ceiling
negotiations in October a blow to consu...
Tue, Nov 19 2013, 11:24 PM
The Office of Inspector General
(OIG) of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released a performance audit
report that recommends FHFA tighten ...
Thu, Nov 7 2013, 1:29 PM
Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae each
reported strong third quarter financial results today. For Freddie it was the eighth consecutive
Wed, Nov 6 2013, 10:35 AM
As the industry waits for Nationstar's earnings call tomorrow, and
hoping all the rumors of this venture-capital-owned lender shutting down
Fri, Nov 1 2013, 9:59 AM
Provident Funding, Stearns Lending, Fifth Third Mortgage, Flagstar
Bank, United Wholesale Mortgage, Nationstar Mortgage, New York Community
Tue, Oct 22 2013, 4:05 PM
In a move some borrowers and
originators might consider "too little, too late" both Fannie Mae and Freddie
Mac announced today they are expanding t...
Mon, Oct 21 2013, 9:41 AM
Some of the information out there is "about as reliable as a
Realtor's photograph." But rumors continue to swirl about the health of
Thu, Oct 17 2013, 1:20 PM
Some of the gist of Fannie Mae's October Economic
Forecast, released Thursday but written late last week, was made obsolete when
the government shut...
Wed, Oct 16 2013, 10:59 AM
Fannie Mae appears to be moving quickly
to meet the goal of risk sharing set for it by its conservator the Federal
Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). ...
Tue, Oct 15 2013, 3:08 PM
There may be life in those old GSE bones yet. At least that is one
conclusion that can be drawn from an article in Bloomberg on Tuesday.
Thu, Oct 10 2013, 1:47 PM
Fannie Mae checked off another box on
the Federal Housing Finance Agencies 2013 Conservatorship Scorecard by recently
signing an agreement for cred...
Tue, Oct 1 2013, 1:59 PM
Fannie Mae's Total Book of Business
finished the month of August with a balance of $3.167 trillion and a compound
annual growth rate of (0.8) percen...
Tue, Sep 17 2013, 12:54 PM
Fannie Mae's senior economists said
today that anticipated declines in refinance
originations suggest that mortgage industry employment, which has...
Tue, Sep 3 2013, 9:30 AM
The size of Fannie Mae's Gross Mortgage
Portfolio dropped in July by the largest percentage in at least two years, falling
from an ending balance ...
Wed, Aug 21 2013, 11:05 AM
There is a lot of continued controversy and focus over the various
compensation plans for loan officers and regulatory audits. Obviously,
Wed, Aug 21 2013, 1:47 PM
Fannie Mae economists Doug Duncan, Orawin T. Velz, and Brian Hughes-Cromwick said today that despite two downside risk factors
they see the economy ...
Thu, Aug 8 2013, 10:42 AM
Mae reported this morning that it posted its sixth consecutive
quarterly profit in the second quarter of 2013 and will pay taxpayers
Wed, Aug 7 2013, 11:31 AM
Consumers appear to take for granted
that mortgage interest rates are going to rise. Only 5 percent of
respondents to the July National Housing ...
Wed, Aug 7 2013, 10:54 AM
Barack Obama, speaking to an audience in Phoenix yesterday, tied his
proposal reforming the U.S. housing system to both his on-going theme...
Mon, Jul 22 2013, 1:35 PM
Fannie Mae said today in its July Economic and Strategic Report
that the view expressed in these reports since the first of this year
has not ch...
Fri, Jul 19 2013, 5:36 PM
Buying a home for your college student or disabled adult child can
be challenging. The same holds for acquiring a home for your elderly
Thu, Jul 11 2013, 5:32 PM
At this point , no one expects too much fundamental change to the agencies before 2015.
(This year will continue to see groundwork being laid; ne...
Tue, Jul 2 2013, 11:25 AM
The Mortgage Bankers Association of the Carolinas received this question: "Can we close a loan if we discover that the borrower did not sign his/her l...
Mon, Jul 1 2013, 5:15 PM
Fannie Mae has agreed to take $968
million as compensation from Citigroup (Citi) for a large group of
mortgages the bank was accused of misrepre...
Tue, Jun 25 2013, 1:48 PM
Reuters is reporting that a bill will
be introduced today to abolish the two government sponsored
enterprises (GSEs) Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae ...
Thu, Jun 13 2013, 5:05 PM
Mae's Economic Outlook series continued its 2013 theme "Transition to
'Normal?'" in its June edition saying that four years into an expansio...
Wed, Jun 12 2013, 12:44 PM
In spite of a lot of chatter and proposed legislation about phasing out Fannie & Freddie ,
much of the industry is behind the agencies. Not only do...
Tue, Jun 11 2013, 10:49 AM
Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae reported
aggregate earnings of about $18.7 billion in FY2012, $12.1 billion of
which was earned in the fourth quarter ...
Thu, Jun 6 2013, 1:24 PM
month Fannie Mae releases a report on the results of its most recent
National Housing Survey. The survey, which is conducted by telephone
Wed, Jun 5 2013, 2:23 PM
Following the success of an
escalation process initiated in February, Fannie Mae is introducing
another website tool to help real estate professiona...
Tue, Jun 4 2013, 1:27 PM
Delinquency rates for commercial and
multifamily mortgages generally declined during the first quarter of
the year except for a notable increase in...
Mon, May 20 2013, 1:31 PM
Fannie Mae's economic and strategic research team today called the housing recovery "undeterred" after it contributed 0.3 percentages points to ec...
Thu, May 16 2013, 9:27 AM
"Talent hits a target no one else can hit; genius hits a target no one else can see." Hedge funds and investment banks have a lot of talent, and perio...
Wed, May 15 2013, 11:09 AM
Lender Processing Services (LPS) has release a new
tool for mortgage servicers that the company says will allow them to "provide
Fri, May 10 2013, 12:11 PM
Yesterday I was speaking to a group from International City Mortgage (a solid company on the rise, adding their own servicing, selling to the agen...
Thu, May 9 2013, 1:33 PM
Fannie Mae reported today that it had pre-tax income of $8.1 billion in the first quarter of 2013, the largest quarterly results in the company's hist...
Tue, May 7 2013, 11:57 AM
The April edition of Fannie Mae's National Housing Survey revealed increasing optimism in American attitudes toward both housing and the overall eco...
Tue, May 7 2013, 4:15 PM
spotlighted the availability of its Servicing Management Default Underwriter TM
(SMDU TM ) today while alerting servicers that use of th...
Tue, Apr 30 2013, 4:05 PM
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has released a progress report on the common securitization infrastructure (CSI) being constructed as a ...
Mon, Apr 29 2013, 10:59 AM
A key to improving the efficiency, accuracy, and
transparency of the housing finance system is standardization according to Stephen
Clinton , Fredd...
Wed, Apr 24 2013, 1:23 PM
In an attempt to increase public knowledge about the availability of the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) which has just been extended for an...
Thu, Apr 18 2013, 3:58 PM
Fannie Mae's economists note that
economic growth was very choppy during the second half of 2012 because of
inventory swings and the same is expecte...
Tue, Apr 9 2013, 3:07 PM
Fannie Mae's Servicer Total Achievement
and Rewards Program (STAR) hit a new milestone in 2012. For the first time since the award was initiated
Tue, Apr 2 2013, 11:08 AM
reported today that the company had an annual net income of $17.2 billion for FY
2012 compared to a net loss of $16.9 billion in FY 20...
Thu, Mar 28 2013, 1:14 PM
monthly housing commentary published by Fannie Mae's economists noted some
downsides to the market in early 2013.
Housing starts tumbled in ...
Wed, Mar 27 2013, 12:04 PM
The Federal Housing Finance Agency ( FHFA ) says that Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae (the GSEs) assisted 130,000 homeowners with one or more of their ...
Thu, Mar 21 2013, 3:52 PM
I have a lot of pretty interesting Freddie & Fannie news below , but let's start with this note. "Rob, my ops folks complain about the oddest things....
Tue, Mar 19 2013, 12:21 PM
With all the potential change going on with Freddie & Fannie, some states may be taking things into their own hands - or trying to. For example, in Te...