Freddie Mac

FHFA: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s Modified Underserved Markets Plan for Duty to Serve Program Published

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today published Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s (the Enterprises) modified Underserved Markets Plans for 2018-2020 under the Duty to Serve program.  The Plans, originally published Dec. 18, 2017 became effective Jan. 1, 2018. FHFA requested public input in October 2018 on the Enterprises’ proposed Duty to Serve Plan modifications.  FHFA…

FHFA: 2017 Report to Congress on Guarantee Fees Issued

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today released its annual report on single-family guarantee fees charged by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises).  The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 requires FHFA to conduct an ongoing study of the guarantee fees charged by the Enterprises and to submit a report to Congress each…

FHFA: Maximum Conforming Loan Limits for 2019 Announced

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Baseline Limit Will Increase to $484,350 The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced the maximum conforming loan limits for mortgages to be acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2019.  In most of the U.S., the 2019 maximum conforming loan limit for one-unit properties will be $484,350, an…

FHFA: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Refinance Volume Decreases in Third Quarter 2018

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today reported that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac completed 253,135 refinances in the third quarter of 2018, compared with 299,460 in the second quarter.  FHFA’s third quarter Refinance Report also shows that 1,865 loans were refinanced through the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP), bringing the total number of HARP…

FHFA: 2018 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 2018.  For the tenth consecutive year, FHFA received an unmodified audit opinion on its FY…

FHFA: 2019 Multifamily Lending Caps Announced for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced that the 2019 multifamily lending caps for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) will be $35 billion for each Enterprise, unchanged from the 2018 caps.  The caps are based on FHFA’s projections of the overall size of the 2019 multifamily originations market, which FHFA expects to…

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

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today issued a Credit Risk Transfer Progress Report describing the status and volume of credit risk transfer (CRT) transactions through the second quarter of 2018.  The Report provides a comprehensive picture of how Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) transfer a substantial portion of credit risk to the…

FHFA: Mortgage Translations Clearinghouse Launched to Help Borrowers with English Language Barriers

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), Freddie Mac (OTCQB:FMCC), and Fannie Mae (FNMA/OTC) together announce the launch of Mortgage Translations – a centralized clearinghouse of online resources to assist lenders, servicers, housing counselors, and other real estate professionals in serving limited English proficient (LEP) borrowers. LEP borrowers make up a growing share of today’s mortgage…

FHFA: Public Input Requested on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s Proposed Duty to Serve Plan Modifications

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has announced that it is requesting public input as part of the Agency’s consideration of proposed modifications to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s (the Enterprises) 2018-2020 Underserved Markets Plans (Plans) under the Duty to Serve program. The Duty to Serve regulation allows an Enterprise to request to modify its…

FHFA: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Update Their Private Mortgage Insurer Eligibility Requirements

The Federal Housing Finance Agency today announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) have published revised Private Mortgage Insurer Eligibility Requirements (PMIERs) for private mortgage insurance companies that insure mortgage loans either owned or guaranteed by the Enterprises.  As Conservator to the Enterprises, FHFA directed the Enterprises to strengthen their risk management requirements…