Wednesday, February 20, 2019

GSEs

OIG Report Finds that Former FHFA Director Watt Acted Inappropriately

An investigation by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) into allegations of sexual harassment...

Fannie Mae Selling $3.1B Pool of Re-Performing Mortgages

Fannie Mae is auctioning a portfolio of 15,100 re-performing mortgage loans with unpaid principal balance of approximately $3.01 billion.
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NAR Introduces Plan to Re-Charter GSEs as ‘Publicly Regulated Private Utilities’

Adding to the recent buzz around housing finance reform, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) has introduced its own proposal for transitioning...

Trump Administration Pushing for GSE Reform

Housing finance reform may soon be back on the table in Congress, as Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) on Friday released...

Freddie Mac’s Home Possible Program Hits Key Milestone

Freddie Mac recently announced a key milestone: Its Home Possible mortgage origination program has exceeded $50 billion in home mortgages since its...

Freddie Mac Appoints Ricardo Anzaldua as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Ricardo A. Anzaldua, executive vice president of Freddie Mac, has been appointed general counsel and corporate secretary, succeeding William H. McDavid, who...

Freddie Mac Obtains New Insurance Policies For ACIS Program

Freddie Mac reports that it has obtained two new insurance policies under its Agency Credit Insurance Structure (ACIS) program that collectively total...

Trump Administration Picks OCC Chief Joseph Otting as Interim Director of FHFA

Joseph Otting, the current Comptroller of the Currency, is the Trump Administration’s pick to serve as acting director of the Federal Housing...

Tranched Multifamily CIRT Deal a First For Fannie Mae

Fannie Mae recently completed its first tranched multifamily credit risk sharing transaction - a pool of approximately $10.9 billion of existing multifamily...

FHFA Seeks Input on Use of Alternative Credit Score Models

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is back to exploring the use of third-party credit score models to be used by Fannie Mae and...

Trump Picks Calabria to Head Federal Housing Finance Agency

President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced his intent to nominate Mark Calabria - who currently serves as chief economist for Vice President Mike Pence...

GSEs Sold More than $18 Billion in NPLs in First Half of 2018

Government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac sold 98,061 non-performing loans (NPLs) with a total unpaid principal balance (UPB) of $18.7 billion in...

Freddie Mac Rolls Out New Loan Program for Manufactured Housing

Freddie Mac is piloting a new conventional loan program for manufactured housing.The company’s new CHOICEHome program aims to help increase the availability of the...

FHFA Raises Loan Limits For Mortgages to be Acquired by Fannie, Freddie

In reaction to rising home prices, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has raised the loan limits for mortgages to be acquired by Fannie...

HARP-Eligible Pool Shrinks to Below 40,000 as Refinance Volume Falls

Rising mortgage rates significantly drove down refinance volume in the third quarter, data from the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), regulator of government-sponsored enterprises...

Testing of New Common Security for GSEs Now Underway

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) reports that it is making progress with its plan to develop a single common security for government-sponsored enterprises...

Fannie Mae Announces Winning Bidder on Five Pools of Reperforming Loans

DLJ Mortgage Capital Inc. (Credit Suisse) is the winning bidder on five pools of reperforming loans recently auctioned by Fannie Mae.The deal, which is expected to...

Freddie Mac Prices Fourth SCRT Offering For This Year

Freddie Mac has priced its fourth Seasoned Credit Risk Transfer Trust (SCRT) offering of 2018; a rated securitization of approximately $1.95 billion of both...

FHFA Sets Caps on Multifamily Lending For Fannie and Freddie

Multifamily lending caps for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been set at $35 billion for 2019, unchanged from the 2018 caps, the Federal...

Fannie Mae’s CAS Deals Now Utilizing REMIC Structure

In an effort to make the product more attractive to market participants, including real estate investment trust (REIT) investors and international investors, all of...

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