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Fannie, Freddie and FHLB news. Coverage of government sponsored enterprise regulation, operations and litigation.

Fannie's Flying High

Shares of mortgage behemoth Fannie Mae trading at all time high

Mortgage Daily.com December 29

Who Are Fannie & Freddie?

Understanding what these mortgage giants do

MortgageDaily.com December 20

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac thrive as banks look for cash

Freddie Mac estimates bulk purchases of mortgages from commercial banks will reach $45 billion this year

DallasNews.com December 19

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Outlook Tied To That Other Race

Recent GSE foe, Rep Richard Baker, up against Rep Marge Roukema to head House Banking committee

AOL.com December 14

Freddie Mac looks ahead to 2001

GSE expects a total net retained portfolio growth of $50 billion to $60 billion next year

Marketwatch.com December 12


Jumbo rates have recently been
approximately .75% worse than conventional

ChicagoTribune.com December 10

Fannie, Freddie see holes in FHLB capital rule plan

Competition recently escalated as regional FHLB's muscle into Fannie & Freddie's turf by buying loans directly from members

Marketwatch.com December 6

D.C. Council Plans Vote on Foreclosures

NHEMA attorneys oppose GSE exemptions on proposal which is considered one of strongest consumer protection measures in the country

WashingtonPost.com December 4

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Are Chided On Low-Income-Homeownership Effort

Recently published Fed economic paper suggested that in some situations GSE's might not help consumers

AOL.com November 30

Fannie Mae Increases 2001 Single-Family Mortgage Loan Limit to $275,000

Increase to $351,950 for 2-family, $425,400 for three unit & $528,700 for 4 unit

FannieMae.com November 28


New Limits Will Save Borrowers More Than $34,000 In Interest

FreddieMac.com November 18

Fannie and Freddie May Not Help Lower the Cost of Home Financing

Report, written by govt and private-sector economists, suggests that any consumer benefit from secondary market is dictated by originators

AOL.om November 16


GSE to make refinancing loans available to Chicago subprime homeowners

ChicagoTribune.com November 12

Fannie, Freddie Will Face Continued Republican Pressure

A Gore administration is unlikely to adopt new philosophy on GSE's, while Bush may support reforms for the secondary mortgage market system

WSJ.com November 9
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Freddie Mac introduces in Seller Bulletin 2000-8

Announcement outlining recent product enhancements

FreddieMac.com November 7

Fannie Raises The Roof

GSE Announces 100% LTV's With MyCommunityMortgage Product

MortgageDaily.com November 2

Freddie's Going Down
(in credit grades)

Freddie Mac Executive Indicates He'd Like To See All Subprime Borrowers Qualify For Freddie Mac Mortgages

MortgageDaily.com November 2

Remarks of OFHEO Chief At MBA's Convention

1 GSE was recently close to being undercapitalized, prompting monthly disclosure requirements by Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight

Ofheo.gov October 31

Home financing agencies deal lowers election stakes

GSE's plans for more disclosure & risk management has lowered stakes for agency debt market in elections

Individual.com October 31

Rep. Baker Calls GSE Proposal Meaningful First Step Toward Taxpayer Victory

Statement from US Rep. Richard Baker

MBAA.org October 19

Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae Announce Enhancements to Risk Management, Capital and Disclosure Practices and Standards

Voluntary moves in response to recent concerns over GSE's

FreddieMac.com October 19

Freddie Mac Profits Up on Mortgage Growth

3rd quarter net = $645 million

AltaVista.com October 17

Republicans Fail To Restrict FHLB's New Lending Program

Mortgage Partnership Finance helps foment competition in the secondary mortgage market that is currently dominated by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

WSJ.com October 13
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Fannie Mae posts record quarterly profits

Better- than-expected 13% increase in quarterly profits

Marketwatch.com October 11

Fannie Sept. mortgage portfolio growth at 12.5 pct

Company purchased $11.5 billion of mortgage assets in September, down from $13.4 billion in August

Forbes.com October 11

Baker pledges tougher mortgage bill

Legislation dead after talks with Fannie Mae fail

AOL.com October 4

GSE Technology News

Freddie Mac, Industry Groups To Develop Open Guidelines For Electronic Mortgages

Freddie Mac is enlisting the assistance of the Electronic Financial Services Council (EFSC)

FreddieMac.com November 1

LoanTrader.com Marketplace Connects with Freddie Mac's Loan Prospector on the Internet

Individual.com September 15

Freddie Mac and NAHREP Forge Agreement to Provide Technology to Hispanic Mortgage and Real Estate Professionals

RealEstateEspanol.com to provide homebuyers with near-instant loan decisions & reduce documentation requirements at the point of sale

Marketwatch.com September 7

Mortgages for the Disadvantaged

Funded by Freddie Mac,
Welcome-America.com to go live September 12

WashingtonPost.com August 26

U.S. Rep and Fannie Mae Launch "Online Housing Forum"

Instantly Linked Housing Leaders hold Cyber Chats on Key Industry Issues

FannieMae.com July 28

Fannie Mae Introduces Enhanced Desktop Underwriter

Provides Lenders and Consumers More Information, More Loan Products, and More Cost Savings

FannieMae.com July 18

Lending Tree announces multi-year agreement with Freddie Mac

Retail lender to provide online technology to lenders

FreddieMac.com July 10

Freddie Mac announces EarlyResolution

Internet based servicing system automates alternatives to foreclosure

FreddieMac.com June 22

Fannie Mae Announces SURF

New Application to Aid Servicers Now Available on Fanniemae.com

MBAA.org June 22

Bankers ask HUD to review Freddie Mac's online venture

Community bank group asks HUD to look into Freddie Mac's agreement w/Microsoft HomeAdvisor

Jacksonville.com June 13

Freddie Mac Releases Automated Underwriting Factors Used By Loan Prospector

3 most important factors are equity, loan type and credit scores

MBAA.org June 5, 2000


Survey Finds that Loan Prospector on the Internet is Strengthening Business Relationships, Increasing Loan Volumes and Speeding Underwriting Decisions

FreddieMac.com May 8

Freddie Mac will team up with First American Financial Corp., Santa Ana, Calif., to offer First Americans FAST suite of mortgage solutions as an e-commerce tool on its GoldWorks network

MBAA.org May 2

Fannie Mae Unveils MORNETPlus on the Web

Lenders Can Now Access Automated Underwriting and Other Mortgage Transaction Services on Fanniemae.com

FannieMae.com March 23


FreddieMac.com January 18


Merrill Lynch & Co. and Warburg Dillon Reed to Initiate Web-based Bond Platforms

FreddieMac.com January 4

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