Tuesday, March 31, 2020

GSEs

FHFA Directs GSEs to Implement Mortgage Assistance For COVID-Impacted Borrowers

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has directed government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to offer mortgage assistance to borrowers...

Freddie Mac Issues Securitization of Seasoned RPLs

Freddie Mac has priced its first Seasoned Credit Risk Transfer Trust (SCRT) offering of 2020: a securitization of approximately $1.8 billion, including...

GSE Supporting LIHTC Fund with Up to $50 Million

Fannie Mae says it will invest up to $50 million in a low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) fund that will support properties...

Freddie Mac Appoints Grier to Board, Promotes Donna Corley

Freddie Mac has elected Mark B. Grier, formerly vice chairman of Prudential Financial Inc., to its board of directors, as well as...

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Publish Joint Enterprise Credit Score Solicitation

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) says Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have published a Joint Credit Score Solicitation, which outlines the...

Fannie Mae Announces 15th Reperforming Loan Sale

Fannie Mae is looking to sell approximately 12,775 reperforming mortgages with unpaid principal balance of about $1.8 billion.This...

FHFA Hires Financial Advisor to Develop Roadmap For Ending Conservatorship

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has retained Houlihan Lokey Capital Inc. as a financial advisor to assist in transitioning government-sponsored enterprises...

FHFA Begins Internal Realignment

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is initiating a realignment that the regulator says will better position it to move Fannie Mae...

Fannie Mae Issues $1 Billion CAS REMIC

Fannie Mae has priced its Connecticut Avenue Securities (CAS) Series 2020-R01, a $1.03 billion note offering and the GSE’s first CAS REMIC...

Freddie Mac Launches New Homeownership Education Program

Freddie Mac has launched a new, comprehensive homeownership education course called CreditSmart Homebuyer U - a free, online resource for consumers who...

FHFA: U.S. Home Prices Increased 5% Year-Over-Year in October

U.S. home prices increased 0.2% on an adjusted basis in October compared with September and were up 5.0% compared with October 2018,...

Fannie Mae Closes Out 2019 with Two Major CIRT Deals

Fannie Mae closed out 2019 with two major Credit Insurance Risk Transfer (CIRT) deals - part of the company’s ongoing efforts to...

Fannie Mae: Mortgage Lenders Expect to See Strong Profit Margins in Q4

Mortgage lenders’ profit margin outlook for the next three months remains on solid ground, according to Fannie Mae’s fourth quarter Mortgage Lender...

Common Securitization Solutions Taps Anthony Renzi as CEO

Anthony N. Renzi is the new CEO of Common Securitization Solutions (CSS), a technology firms established jointly by Fannie Mae and Freddie...

FHFA Raises Loan Limits For 2020

Due to rising home prices, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has raised the maximum conforming loan limits for mortgages to be...

FHFA Taps Thaya Knight, Lydia Mashburn For Key Positions

Thaya Knight recently joined the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) as senior counsel for policy and regulation.In addition, Lydia...

Fannie Mae: U.S. Economy Will Continue to Strengthen in 2020

Despite a potential breakdown in trade talks between the U.S. and China, as well as ongoing political uncertainty abroad, Fannie Mae’s Economic...

FHFA Extends Deadline For Commenting on UMBS Pooling Practices

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has extended the deadline for interested parties to provide input on potential changes to Fannie Mae...

Fannie Mae Sells Another Pool of NPLs

Matawin Ventures XXIX (Tourmalet Advisors) is the winning bidder on a pool of nonperforming mortgage loans (NPLs) recently auctioned by Fannie Mae.

Freddie Mac: Housing Market Remains on Solid Ground

Despite the possibility of an economic slowdown, the housing market appears to be in good shape and mortgage originators should see increased...

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