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The Week Ahead: Freddie Mac’s Servicer Success Scorecard

The 2017 Servicer Success scorecard is a part of Freddie Mac’s Servicing Success Program, which offers analysis of servicer performance through defined metrics, benchmarks, requirements, financial incentives, and compensatory fees. The Scorecard offers metrics for both default management and investor reporting, and releases at the end of every month. New reports in the scorecard include a Rank Improvement Report and a 12-Month Rolling Scorecard Summary.

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Freddie Mac Prices Structured Agency Credit Risk

On Wednesday, Freddie Mac priced a $1.32 billion Structured Agency Credit Risk (STACR), its largest STACR to date. Freddie Mac transfers a large portion of its mortgage credit risk on some groups of loans to private investors through STACR.

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Freddie Mac Predicts Drop in Sales Over 2016

According to a recent outlook report from Freddie Mac, total U.S. home sales will come in slightly under 2016’s numbers. This is due to a drop in refinancing activity, rising interest rates, and declining affordability. The outlook predicts originations will drop more than 25 percent in 2017.

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FHFA Releases GSE Progress Report

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have made headway on goals set forth in the 2016 Scorecard by the Federal Housing Finance Agency, according to the FHFA's Progress Report released on Wednesday. GSE efforts to improve credit access, assist borrowers, and reduce taxpayer credit risk were all noted in the agency's report. FHFA is currently soliciting comments on the Progress Report at FHFA.gov.

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What to Do with Fannie and Freddie

Since Fannie and Freddie were seized by regulators in 2008, a fix has been promised. As the two GSEs, which back close to 40 percent of U.S. home loans, face the threat of requiring aid, that need for a fix has become more urgent. Senators Corker and Warner are not assured that an overhaul will succeed.

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Fannie, Freddie Transfer $18B in Risk

The FHFA’s Credit Risk Transfer Report revealed a big uptick in GSE credit risk transfer for 2016. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac transferred a combined $18 billion in credit risk on $548 billion mortgages for the year. Risk was transferred via a variety of debt issuances, insurance and reinsurance programs, and front-end transactions.

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Delinquencies Down, Performance Steady in Q4

According to a recently released report by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), foreclosures from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac since the dawn of conservatorship reached 3.8 million as of Q4 2016. Overall however, serious delinquencies are down, along with short sales and REOs. FHFA also found that that the types of loan modifications offered are being influenced by the increase in home prices over the last couple of years.

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Moody’s: Be Careful with Reforms for Fannie or Freddie

One of the world’s top rating agencies warned on Monday that sweeping or high-level changes to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could unleash a host of unintended consequences on America’s housing-finance system and the global banking sector—just as they enter ...

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Industry Reacts to Rumored Freddie Mac Move

Freddie Mac may be moving toward backing loans that finance single-family rental (SFR) homes. If the reception is similar to when Fannie Mae backed Invitation Homes is January, expect mixed reactions from the industry.

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