Wed, Mar 27 2013, 12:06 PM
Freddie Mac has announced a new Streamlined Modification Program that it says will "open a new gateway to mortgage relief for many of American's stu...
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, 9:48 AM
Freddie Macs senior economists Frank E. Nothaft
and Leonard Kiefer said
in the company's March Outlook that "the continued strengthening of the econ...
Thu, Mar 21 2013, 9:36 AM
Freddie Mac owned or guaranteed 10.6 million mortgages
that were being serviced by third parties at the end of 2012. Servicer responsibilities incl...
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....
Wed, Mar 20 2013, 10:16 AM
Freddie Mac has filed a complaint in
federal court in Alexandria, Virginia alleging that 15 banks , including Bank of
America, JP Morgan Chase, UBS...
Fri, Mar 15 2013, 10:37 AM
What is " Jumpstart GSE Reform "? It is a new bill that requires the government to keep its mitts off of gfees. Odds of passage are unknown.
Thu, Mar 14 2013, 1:53 PM
The Federal Housing Finance Agency
(FHFA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) has published an evaluation report
detailing Freddie Mac's involvement ...
Tue, Mar 5 2013, 9:48 AM
Edward J. DeMarco announced that the Federal Housing Finance
Agency plans to establish a new entity, independent of Fannie Mae and Freddie
Fri, Mar 1 2013, 11:06 AM
Freddie Mac's net income increased by 55 percent in the
fourth quarter of 2012 primarily due to a decrease in newly delinquent loans
and an improve...
Thu, Feb 14 2013, 4:30 PM
Even with the
unexpected decline in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the fourth quarter of
2012, Freddie Mac's chief economist Frank
Tue, Feb 12 2013, 5:37 PM
Freddie Mac borrowers who refinanced
in the fourth quarter of 2012 overwhelmingly picked a fixed rate mortgage (FRM)
and 27 percent of them chose ...
Thu, Jan 31 2013, 3:21 PM
whose homes were damaged by the late October super-storm Sandy are getting an
extension of the mortgage relief extended immediately a...
Wed, Jan 16 2013, 12:34 PM
Freddie Mac said today that initial
rates on adjustable rate mortgages (ARMs) are at the lowest recorded levels in
the 29 year history of its AR...
Mon, Dec 10 2012, 9:40 AM
compensation paid to executive officers of the two government sponsored
enterprises ( GSEs ) Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae has generated a lot of...
Mon, Dec 3 2012, 11:37 AM
Both Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae
announced today that they are suspending evictions of foreclosed single family
and 2-4 unit properties during the ...
Tue, Nov 20 2012, 11:43 AM
Well, if you can't fix your brakes,
make your horn louder . Odd logic is somewhat humorous. But as any LO or
servicer knows, just because you modi...
Tue, Nov 13 2012, 4:47 PM
Freddie Mac reported on Tuesday that
nearly a third of the borrowers who refinanced their loans in the third quarter
chose new loans with a short...
Fri, Nov 9 2012, 10:32 AM
Paul Kiel of ProPublica has published a serious critique of the Treasury Department's early oversight of the Home Affordable
Fri, Nov 9 2012, 1:05 PM
Freddie Mac has declared a mandatory
suspension of evictions and foreclosures on homes secured by mortgages it owns
or guarantees which were affec...
Thu, Nov 8 2012, 12:49 PM
Yesterday the commentary reported on the news that New Traditions
National Bank will become a subsidiary of Old Florida Bancshares, prompting one
Mon, Nov 5 2012, 5:45 PM
Home ownership, which has already
dropped 2.7 percent since the start of the current housing crisis, is expected
to decline another 1 to 2 percentag...
Tue, Oct 30 2012, 3:14 PM
Homeowners with Freddie Mac mortgages
will get some help if their homes were damaged or destroyed by Monday's massive
storm. The company announce...
Mon, Oct 29 2012, 10:33 AM
Although the credit markets are open until noon EST, and thus rates are
moving, the Fannie Trading Desk spread the word to clients, " Due to
Tue, Oct 23 2012, 4:36 PM
Freddie Mac is revisiting its economic projections
for the remainder of 2012 and 2013 due to the announcement by the Federal
Reserve of its Maturi...
Tue, Oct 9 2012, 4:36 PM
Monthly settlement for Class A MBS (Fannie/Freddie 30yr Fixed
coupons) and nothing major on the calendar to coax participants back
into the fray...
Fri, Oct 5 2012, 2:23 PM
In February, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA)
issued a strategic plan for its ongoing conservatorship of Freddie Mac and
Fannie Mae (...
Wed, Sep 26 2012, 10:29 AM
Behind the public face of their business models Freddie Mac
Fannie Mae produce, use, and invest in a variety of products to increase their
Fri, Sep 21 2012, 11:00 AM
"Rob, I'm a new LO in Connecticut. What's the scoop on this news
about loans in my state being more expensive than others for home loans?"
Fri, Sep 14 2012, 12:10 PM
Edward J. DeMarco, Acting Director of
the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) sketched in a broad outline of the
agency's vision for the future...
Tue, Sep 4 2012, 2:59 PM
Freddie Mac has authorized its mortgage servicers to
extend all of the company's mortgage relief options to its borrowers along the
Gulf Coast affec...
Wed, Aug 22 2012, 2:24 PM
This is a frightening statistic, probably one of the most worrisome in
recent years: 25% of mortgage bankers and Realtors in the country are on
Tue, Aug 14 2012, 11:33 AM
Ninety-five percent of homeowners who
refinanced through Freddie Mac in the second quarter of 2012 chose a fixed rate
mortgage (FRM) according t...
Tue, Aug 7 2012, 11:01 AM
Freddie Mac announced this morning that it will not require
any infusion of cash from the U.S. Treasury following its profitable second
Wed, Aug 1 2012, 1:53 PM
"Big money goes around the world,
Big money underground.
Big money got a mighty voice,
Big money make no sound."
The world is watching Ol...
Tue, Jul 31 2012, 4:08 PM
Freddie Mac said today that it would
be opening up refinance opportunities to borrowers who are not underwater on
their existing Freddie Mac mortgag...
Thu, May 31 2012, 4:51 PM
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced a new office to implement its Strategic Plan for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Conservatorships and...
Thu, May 24 2012, 11:51 AM
As part of its semi-annual report to Congress , the Federal Housing Finance Agency's (FHFA) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) included a section ...
Wed, May 23 2012, 10:40 AM
Here is an
interesting note for debt market students: Germany is scheduled today to sell
two-year bonds that won't make set
interest payments . Th...
Wed, May 23 2012, 4:16 PM
Freddie Mac said that first quarter 2011 economic data that has begun to emerge from various sources are, even though some is preliminary, beginnin...
Tue, May 22 2012, 9:35 AM
overwhelming percentage, like 80 or 90%. Remember when residential loan
production wasn't "that" percent agency? Non-agency loans are still ...
Wed, May 16 2012, 2:15 PM
One of the themes discussed at the MBA’s recent conference in New York was the idea of “a merger” of the mortgage-backed securities issued by Fannie...
Mon, May 14 2012, 4:20 PM
Homeowners who refinanced through Freddie Mac in the first quarter of 2012 overwhelmingly picked fixed rate loans and 31 percent chose new loans that ...
Fri, May 11 2012, 10:09 AM
Freddie Mac has picked a former JPMorgan Chase executive as its new chief executive officer. The corporation announced late Thursday that Donald H. ...
Wed, May 9 2012, 11:39 AM
Freddie Mac said on Tuesday that only 21 percent of homeowners who refinanced during the first quarter took cash out of their homes . During the ...
Fri, May 4 2012, 10:30 AM
is Cinco de Mayo, hence the real-life, true, yes, really true, well kind of
true tale at the end of the commentary . Anyway, tomorrow cele...
Thu, May 3 2012, 9:31 AM
Freddie Mac has reported net income for the first quarter of 2012 of $577 million and comprehensive income of $1.79 billion. The financial report, re...
Tue, May 1 2012, 9:30 AM
Another top executive at Freddie Mac has announced his intention to leave the company. Anthony Renzi , the company's executive vice president of Si...
Wed, Apr 25 2012, 10:34 AM
According to Freddie Mac's Monthly Volume Summary for March, the corporations' total mortgage portfolio decreased at an annualized rate of 2.9 per...
Fri, Apr 13 2012, 9:52 AM
financial industry has taken careful note of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich
writing a $500 check on an account that had no money in it. Bot...