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News stories about Freddie Mac

Dec 29, 2017  10:35 ET
Mortgage rates end the year on an up note
Mortgage rates inched higher as 2017 came to a close, but the average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was still below the mark set at the end of 2016, according to Freddie Mac’s Prima...
Dec 21, 2017  15:40 ET
Fitch: GSEs will need large Treasury draw next year
The government-sponsored enterprises will likely need to write down billions of dollars and take draws on the U.S. Treasury early next year in anticipation of a lower corporate tax rate, even though ...
Dec 20, 2017  10:25 ET
GSEs plan to bankroll millions in chattel financing
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac signaled this month that they will back some $200 million in chattel-loan financing for manufactured-home purchases over two years. The government-sponsored e...
Nov 9, 2017  13:50 ET
ICBA: GSE reform will be a heavy lift
Most industry groups believe Congress and the Trump administration will make a push next year to reform the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which could lead to a re...
Nov 2, 2017  9:35 ET
Fannie posts $3 billion profit despite hurricanes
Fannie Mae reported on Thursday $3 billion in net and comprehensive income in the third quarter, despite accounting for anticipated losses from a string of recent hurricanes. Fannie’s pr...
Oct 30, 2017  12:00 ET
Blog: FHFA proceeds with language-preference question
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) earlier this month announced it will include a language question on the standard application form used by borrowers to apply for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac ...
Oct 3, 2017  17:20 ET
GSEs' latest payout to taxpayers could be the last
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac paid billions to the U.S. Treasury last week as scheduled, but their conservator hinted on Tuesday that the most recent payout could be the last one. In testim...
Aug 1, 2017  13:30 ET
Freddie posts $2 billion in profits
Freddie Mac turned another solid profit in the second quarter. The government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) reported net income of $1.7 billion and comprehensive income of $2 billion. ...
Jul 17, 2017  12:10 ET
Opinion: MBA’s reform plan works
By James S. MacLeod At long last the debate over housing-finance reform has begun in earnest, and it appears that industry participants are trying to make this a debate over what size len...
May 11, 2017  12:15 ET
Watt: FHFA could withhold GSE dividends
In testimony Thursday, Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Mel Watt strongly hinted that the regulator would begin withholding Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s dividend payments to taxpayers ...
May 5, 2017  14:25 ET
GSE profits could put reform on back burner
The government-sponsored enterprises Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae both turned significant profits in the first quarter and are expected to return a combined $5 billion to taxpayers in June. The solid ...
May 4, 2017  17:55 ET
Freddie Mac posts solid Q1 profit
The government-sponsored enterprise Freddie Mac posted a solid profit in the first quarter and will likely return a $2.2 billion dividend payment to taxpayers in June. Freddie reported c...
Apr 27, 2017  13:50 ET
Mortgage rates rise in weekly survey
Mortgage rates ticked up for the week after falling in recent surveys, Freddie Mac reported.   Through Wednesday, the 30-year fixed rate rose to 4.03 percent, up six basis points from the...
Apr 20, 2017  16:00 ET
MBA rolls out GSE reform roadmap
The nation’s largest mortgage trade group on Thursday rolled out a blueprint on how Congress and the Trump administration could end the government’s near decade-long conservatorship of Fannie Mae an...
Apr 19, 2017  17:40 ET
GSEs ramp up risk sharing to mixed reviews
The government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac ramped up efforts in 2016 to offload the default risk on their riskiest single-family mortgages. The GSEs’ federal regulat...

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