Freddie Mac released its Monthly Volume Summary for January, 2014, noting their total mortgage portfolio decreased at an annualized rate of 1.9 percent in January. Despite a slight uptick in December, 2013, Freddie Mac’s ending balance has been declining since June, 2013.
The summary notes the unpaid principal balance (UPB) of mortgage-related investments decreased by approximately $7.1 billion in January.
Mortgage-related securities and other commitments increased at an annualized rate of one percent in January, down from the previous month’s growth rate of 2.3 percent.
Single-family refinance-loan purchase and guarantee volume was $10.5 billion in January, representing 55 percent of total single-family mortgage portfolio purchases or issuances.
Single-family loans saw a seriously delinquent rate decrease, from 2.39 percent in December to 2.34 percent in January. The multi-family delinquent rate decreased slightly from .09 percent in December to .05 percent in January
The report notes, "Relief refinance mortgages comprised approximately 34% of our total single-family refinance volume during January 2014 based on unpaid principal balance (UPB)."
Freddie Mac had 6,094 loan modifications for the month of January, 2014.