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Survey Says. . .

Two recently released reports show the state of mortgage rates across the country. How did they fare comparatively week-over-week, month-over-month, and year-over-year?  

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FHFA Evaluates Future Goals

The FHFA announced its proposition for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s 2018-2020 Single-Family Housing and Multifamily housing goals Thursday. They have opened up ability to comment on the proposed rule, which will close 60 days from publication in the Federal Register.

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Senate Committee Takes on GSE Reform

According to remarks heard in the Principles of Housing Finance Reform hearing today, the status quo is no longer an option when it comes to Fannie and Freddie. But what would a reformed system look like? And how can we get there? Today’s hearing at the Senate Commmittee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs offered some ideas.

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Big Changes Could Soon Be Coming to The Enterprises

Two Senators are drafting legislation that could potentially break up Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, according to Bloomberg, in an effort to increase competitiveness in the secondary mortgage market? How do they plan on doing this, and what repercussions might legislation such as this have on the mortgage finance industry?

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The End 
of an Era: Tozer Talks

Seven years might not seem all that long a tenure in the corporate world, but in the land of political appointees, Ted Tozer’s near-decade at the helm of Ginnie Mae was a true anomaly. Editor's Note: This feature originally appeared in the June 2017 print edition of DS News.

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Is Freddie Fattening Up its Portfolio

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Freddie Mac’s belt is getting a little bit tighter as its portfolio increases yet again. But while it certainly rose over last month, the portfolio’s growth is nothing compared to a few months prior. So what does that mean for the long-term health of the GSE?

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Freddie Mac Announces Second Seasoned Loan Transaction

Freddie Mac announced Tuesday it has had its second Freddie Mac Seasoned Loan Transaction (SLST) via auction of 1,262 seasoned re-performing loans (RPL) and moderate delinquent loans serviced by Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc. Through its advisors, Freddie Mac began marketing the transaction to potential bidders May 17, 2017, and is expected to settle in July 2017. The winning bidder, Towd Point Master Funding, LLC, was followed by a bid in the high $70s.

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Freddie Mac MSR Changes Hands; Fannie Mae to Follow?

According to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday, PHH Mortgage Corporation has closed the sale of nearly its entire Freddie Mac portfolio of mortgage servicing rights (MSR) to New Residential Mortgage, LLC—about 81,500 loans. New Residential picked up the portfolio for approximately $110 million. Of that sum, $101.5 million was attributable to the purchase rights for the Freddie Mac MSR portfolio and $8.5 million was for related servicing advances.

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GSE Profit Allocation Decision Could Take a Total 10 Years

In a recent interview, a prominent hedge fund manager said the legal battle with the U.S. government regarding Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s profits could last another five years. In 2012, investors sued Fannie and Freddie for agreeing to allocate the profit in a different way than what they thought they agreed to when investing in the GSEs, but recently it’s seemed the government is siding more with the Treasury and Federal Housing and Finance Agency than investors. If the Trump administration doesn’t stop the profit sweep, the fund manager said the Supreme Court could be the next step.

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FHFA Drops Optimistic 2016 Report to Congress

The Federal Housing Finance Agency released recently its exhaustive annual 2016 Report to Congress, where it highlights actions it has taken over the year to support and maintain the nation’s housing industry. The 120 page report covers, amongst others: a report of the annual examination of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (The Enterprises), reports of annual examinations of the Federal Home Loan Banks, the results of stress tests under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Consumer Protection Act. You can find some of the report’s highlights here.

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