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News stories about GSEs

Feb 4, 2019  12:45 ET
Senate Republicans float Fannie/Freddie exit plan
The chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs signaled that housing-finance reform will be a priority of Republicans in 2019. Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, on Fr...
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 10, 2019  13:15 ET
Milken: FHFA should pave way for housing reform
The influential Milken Institute has recommended that the Trump Administration clear a path for the government to end its 10-year control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but not release control over th...
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 ...
Dec 12, 2018  11:10 ET
Trump picks Mark Calabria to lead FHFA
President Donald Trump has nominated conservative economist Mark Calabria to lead the Federal Housing Finance Agency overseeing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The White House made the annou...
Nov 6, 2018  16:00 ET
GSE multifamily lending caps will stay the same
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will have the same $35 billion cap on multifamily lending in 2019, but so-called environmentally friendly developments will have to meet a higher standard to gain an exclu...
Nov 2, 2018  9:20 ET
GSEs record solid third-quarter earnings
Government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac reported solid third-quarter earnings this week that will net U.S. taxpayers a total of $6.6 billion in dividend payments. On Frid...
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...

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