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GSE News | Fannie/Freddie Share Statistics
Fannie, Freddie and FHLB news. Coverage of government sponsored enterprise regulation, operations and litigation.


Issue Number 109, January 10, 2000

Conventional Mortgage Stories
Conventional Mortgage Technology
CONFORMISTS

Conforming loan amount increases to $252,700

ChicagoTribune.com January 9

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Set For Strong Quarter Despite Higher Rates

Investors less optimistic than analysts

DowJones.com January 6

HUD Steps Up Probe Of Automatic Underwriting Systems

Fannie trying to keep proprietary AU criteria confidential

WSJ.com January 4

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Fannie-Freddie Regulator Issues Hearing Procedure Rule

Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight must conduct hearings on the record and give the subjects an opportunity to participate

AOL.com December 28

New York, California Reportedly Investigating 'Pool' Mortgage Insurance

Mortgage Insurance Anti-Kickback law violations

WSJ.com December 28

Prism Fincl To Sell Most Of Agency-Eligible Mtge Loans

Strategic alliance with Fannie Mae includes technology integration, ancillary business services and market expansion

AOL.com December 22

New Century Receives Approval From Freddie Mac

AOL.com December 21

Freddie Mac Nov purchase commitments at $5.106 bln

CBSNews.com December 17

Wash. Mutual. Franchise Finance In Loan Sale, Buy Pact

Washington Mutual said it expects to buy a total of about $4-$5 billion of Franchise Finance's loans during the three-year agreement and retain them in its portfolio

AOL.com December 15

Fannie Mae Weekly Yield

Yields for December 10, 1999

FannieMae.com December 13

FREDDIE MAC ANNOUNCES YEAR 2000 LOAN PURCHASE LIMITS

$252,700 maximum loan amount effective 1/1/2000

FreddieMac.com November 29

MORE THAN TWO-THIRDS OF REFINANCING HOMEOWNERS TAPPED INTO EQUITY IN THE THIRD QUARTER OF 1999

Freddie Mac’s quarterly refinance review for 3rd quarter 1999

FreddieMac.com November 29

HOME PRICES SOAR, BUT IN SOME REGIONS ACTION REMAINS SLOW

The Federal Housing Finance Board government survey, which is used to set the dollar limit on loans that can be purchased by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

ChicagoTribune.com November 21

Fannie Mae Yields

Posted yields for November 5, 1999

FannieMae.com November 8

Facts About Clintons' Mortgage Deal

3/1 Jumbo loan @ 7.50% with no points has a margin of 2.75 percent

LasVegasSun.com November 7

Freddie Mac Announces Record Earnings for Third Quarter 1999

Third Quarter 1999 Earnings Per Share Up 29 Percent

CBSNews.com October 19

FREDDIE MAC UNDERWRITERS PLAN TO MARKET NEWEST FIVE-YEAR REFERENCE NOTESM SALE USING THE INTERNET

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

FreddieMac.com January 4

Fannie Mae and First American Financial to Provide Lenders with Electronic Access to More Products on MORNETPlus Network

Appraisals, Flood Certificates, and Title Insurance in Offering

FannieMae.com December 21

FREDDIE MAC PROVIDES LOAN PROSPECTOR® USERS WITH UNPARALLELED CREDIT REPORT OPTIONS, CHOICES

Lenders can now obtain a merged credit report with their approval from the internet, with one input for Loan Prospector & credit report

FreddieMac.com October 4

Fannie Mae Enhances Desktop Underwriter

Version 4.5 Includes New Features to Help Lenders Offer More Products, Reach More Borrowers

FannieMae.com September 27

Fannie Mae and Chicago Title Corporation Team-Up to Provide Lenders With Appraisal and Flood Information Over MORNETPlus Network

FannieMae.com September 22

Webster Mortgage Wins Fannie Mae's National Technology Leadership Award

Webster Bank wins award because of its innovative use of technology to streamline the mortgage process

FannieMae.com September 10