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News stories about Freddie Mac

Jun 7, 2019  11:00 ET
Q&A: GSE green loans remain viable despite tougher standard
Over the past few years, there has been an explosion of interest in so-called green loans offered by the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which incentivize owners ...
Jan 11, 2019  14:40 ET
GSE reform could and should start now
The Milken Institute this week laid out a blueprint for the new leaders of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to prepare the groundwork for Congress to reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and e...
Jan 7, 2019  12:50 ET
Trump's FHFA director will shrink Fannie/Freddie
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), the regulator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, is under new management this month. President Donald Trump has nominated Vice President Mike Pence’s chief econo...
Dec 27, 2018  14:50 ET
Mortgage rates trend lower to end year
Longer-term fixed mortgage rates finished the year lower, according to Freddie Mac. The 30-year fixed rate averaged 4.55 percent, down seven basis points from the prior week. ...
Dec 24, 2018  12:25 ET
Blog: GSE reform is coming with or without Congress
There was a hearing last week on Capitol Hill about housing-finance reform and the future of government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. This was notable not because anything ...
Dec 21, 2018  13:25 ET
GSE reform returns to Capitol Hill
Lobbyists for major housing and banking trade groups on Friday spoke in favor of a bipartisan House proposal that would wind down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and create a housing-finance system with ...
Nov 27, 2018  12:35 ET
FHFA raises conforming loan limits
America’s most popular loan will have a bigger borrowing limit in 2019. Keeping in line with the rise in home prices, the limit on conforming mortgages purchased by Fannie Mae and Freddi...
Nov 5, 2018  12:50 ET
GSE loan purchases continue to trend down
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are bankrolling significantly fewer loans this year, reflecting the general slowdown in the residential U.S. mortgage market. In the nine months through the th...
Sep 27, 2018  10:40 ET
Rates push to a seven-year high
The key 30-year fixed mortgage rate pushed to a more than seven-year high this week, rising for the fifth consecutive week, Freddie Mac reported. The rate averaged 4.72 percent, up seven ...
Sep 13, 2018  10:00 ET
Mortgage rates hit a month high
Key fixed mortgage rates ticked up for the third consecutive week, Freddie Mac reported. As of Thursday, the 30-fixed rate averaged 4.6 percent, up six basis points from the prior week. ...
Sep 6, 2018  15:20 ET
GSE conservatorship hits a decade, and counting
The 10-year anniversary of the government’s takeover of the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac was marked by another call from the industry urging Congress to get moving on housing-finance reform, and also ...
Sep 5, 2018  15:45 ET
Lender group calls for action on GSE reform
With the 10-year anniversary of the government’s takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac approaching this week, a nonbank trade group has renewed its call for the government-sponsored enterprises (GS...
Aug 27, 2018  15:05 ET
Freddie: Housing market still faces headwinds
Existing-home sales should pick up slightly to close out the year, but the overall market has been held back despite a booming economy, Freddie Mac reported. “The housing market hit som...
Aug 27, 2018  8:40 ET
Experts: GSEs serve vital role in multifamily
The multifamily business of government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has grown exponentially during the tenure of Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt, whose ag...
Aug 21, 2018  16:30 ET
Regulator ends GSE single-family rental programs
The regulator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has pulled the plug on experimental programs that saw the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) expand into the single-family rental market with deals i...

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