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News stories about GSEs

Sep 17, 2018  15:50 ET
Fannie: U.S. economy will start to slow
 Fannie Mae says the economy likely peaked in the second quarter, and gross domestic product [GDP] growth will likely slow to around 2.3 percent next year from a predicted 3 percent for the full-year ...
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. ...
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 2, 2018  12:05 ET
Fannie Mae increases profits in Q2
Fannie Mae posted another profitable quarter. Fannie on Thursday reported net and comprehensive income of $4.5 billion for the April-June period, and anticipates paying a dividend to the...
Jul 31, 2018  12:20 ET
Freddie posts solid Q2 earnings
Freddie Mac recorded another stable and profitable quarter at the midway point of the year. The government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) reported net income of $2.5 billion and comprehensive...
Jul 10, 2018  14:35 ET
GSE reform starts with a recapitalization plan
The White House last month called for revamping the nation's housing-finance market by privatizing government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and also creating several similar...
Jun 21, 2018  17:45 ET
White House unveils goal to privatize GSEs
The White House on Thursday unveiled a plan to privatize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that calls for turning the entities into private companies that would vie with similar entities to bankroll and s...
Jun 15, 2018  11:10 ET
Fannie economist: Mortgage market faces turbulence
A recent Fannie Mae survey suggests that senior executives at mortgage companies are taking a dimmer view on the outlook for profitability and the demand for home loans. Doug Duncan, Fannie’s chief...
May 22, 2018  13:25 ET
Blog: White House holds keys to GSE reform
Two well-known mortgage industry experts believe big changes will come to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac after Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Mel Watt’s term ends in January. ...
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  14:20 ET
GSEs report first-quarter rebound in profits
The government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac both reported a return to profitability in the first quarter of this year, after suffering losses in the final quarter of 2017. ...
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...
Mar 6, 2018  10:55 ET
Apartment sector charts a stable course
Fannie Mae provided more than $67 billion in financing for the multifamily sector in 2017, a record year for the government-sponsored enterprise. Kim Betancourt, Fannie’s director of economics and ...
Feb 26, 2018  12:10 ET
Trade group: America doesn’t need multiple GSEs
Housing-finance reform and ending the federal conservatorship of the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has become a hot topic again. The mortgage lobby, however, rem...
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...

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