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Fannie Mae Announces Modification Interest Rate Hike

Fannie Mae announced earlier this week it will be adjusting the required interest rate for its Standard Modification Program. The new interest rate of 4.5 percent will be effective for all Fannie Mae mortgage loans approved for the Standard Modification Program on or after October 14, 2014.

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HARP Refinancing Activity Continues Decline

In a recent release, the agency reported a combined total of 119,699 refinances were completed at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in July, slightly down from the figure reported for June. While low compared to the boom in recent years, refinance volumes over the last few months have shown more life than earlier this year as mortgage interest rates have hovered in the low 4.0 percent range.

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Report: GSEs Prevented 80,000 Foreclosures in Q2

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac prevented nearly 80,000 foreclosures nationwide in the second quarter, raising the total number of foreclosures prevented since the start of the conservatorship in September 2008 to 3.3 million, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) indicated in its report on foreclosure prevention for Q2 2014 released on September 24.

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