FHFA: Report Released on Non-Performing Loan Sales through June 2019

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today released the latest report on the sale of non-performing loans (NPLs) by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises).  The Enterprise Non-Performing Loan Sales Report includes information about NPLs sold through June 30,2019 and reflects borrower outcomes on NPLs sold through December 31, 2018 and […]

FHFA: House Prices Rise 1.1 Percent in Third Quarter 2019; Up 4.9 Percent from Last Year

U.S. house prices rose in the third quarter of 2019, up 1.1 percent according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) House Price Index (HPI).  House prices rose 4.9 percent from the third quarter of 2018 to the third quarter of 2019.  FHFA’s seasonally adjusted monthly index for September was up 0.6 percent from August. FHFA […]

FHFA: 2019 Performance and Accountability Report Released

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today released its Performance and Accountability Report, which details FHFA’s activities as regulator of the Federal Home Loan Bank System and as regulator and conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac during fiscal year 2019.  For the eleventh consecutive year, FHFA received an unmodified […]

FHFA: Deadline Extended for Input on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac UMBS Pooling Practices

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced that it will extend, from Dec. 19. 2019 to Jan. 21, 2020 the deadline for interested parties to provide input on potential changes to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Uniform Mortgage-Backed Security (UMBS) pooling practices.  FHFA announced on Nov. 4, 2019 that it was […]

FHFA: Progress Update on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Credit Risk Transfer Programs

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today issued its semi-annual Credit Risk Transfer Progress Report describing the status and volume of credit risk transfer (CRT) transactions through the second quarter of 2019. The Report provides a comprehensive picture of how Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) transfer a substantial […]

FHFA: Input Requested on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac UMBS Pooling Practices

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today issued a Request for Input (RFI) about Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s (the Enterprises’) pooling practices for the formation of “To-Be-Announced” (TBA)-eligible Uniform Mortgage-Backed Securities (UMBS).  FHFA is also seeking public input about other policies and practices that might affect UMBS fungibility, including […]

FHFA: House Price Index Up 0.2 Percent in August; Up 4.6 Percent from Last Year

U.S. house prices rose in August, up 0.2 percent from the previous month, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) House Price Index (HPI).  House prices rose 4.6 percent from August 2018 to August 2019.  The previously reported 0.4 percent increase for July 2019 remains unchanged. For the nine census divisions, seasonally adjusted […]