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News stories about Freddie Mac

 
May 7, 2018  16:10 ET
GSEs bankroll fewer loans in Q1
The industrywide decline in refinancing continues to translate into weaker borrower demand for loans originated for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. In the first quarter, the government-spons...
May 3, 2018  15:10 ET
Key rate declines in weekly survey
The 30-year fixed mortgage rate dipped slightly over the past week after steadily rising in April, Freddie Mac reported. Through Wednesday, the rate averaged 4.55 percent, down three bas...
May 3, 2018  10:30 ET
Strong economy may last for years
Freddie Mac recently named prominent housing economist Sam Khater as its vice president and chief economist. On his second week on the job, Khater discussed a range of housing issues with Scotsman Gui...
May 2, 2018  13:25 ET
Blog: Freddie expands low-downpayment options
Freddie Mac recently announced a moderate expansion of its low-downpayment program. It will not be an earth-shattering change for the mortgage market, but does signal that Freddie is committed to com...
May 2, 2018  11:00 ET
Freddie reports stable first-quarter earnings
Freddie Mac posted a solid profit in the first quarter after recorded a big loss in the final quarter of 2017. The government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) reported $2.9 billion in net income and $...
Feb 21, 2018  12:50 ET
Blog: SCOTUS declines to step into GSE fight
The U.S. Supreme Court declined this week to intervene in the fight between Fannie Mae's and Freddie Mac's private shareholders and the U.S. government over billions in profits. The nati...
Feb 8, 2018  14:10 ET
Mortgage rates rise during market turbulance
Key mortgage rates jumped up in the midst of a turbulent week for the U.S. stock market, Freddie Mac reported. Through Wednesday, the 30-year fixed rate averaged 4.32 percent, up 10 basis points...
Jan 26, 2018  15:00 ET
Small-lender trade groups blast GSE plan
Two community mortgage-lender trade associations say they have serious concerns about a recent report on how a government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) reform bill is evolving in the U.S. Senate Commit...
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...
 

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