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Freddie's Monthly Business Jumps to New 2017 High

Serious mortgage delinquency worst in 17 months

Jan. 26, 2018

By Mortgage Daily staff

The Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. finished last year on a high note, with monthly business reaching an annual high. But delinquency was the worst in 17 months.

As of Dec. 31, Freddie Mac's total mortgage portfolio was $2.0976 trillion, according to its Monthly Volume Summary: December 2017.

The McLean, Virginia-based organization's book of business expanded from $2.0821 trillion one month earlier and $2.0114 trillion one year earlier.

The most-recent total included an $0.2535 trillion investment portfolio and $1.8442 trillion in outstanding mortgage-related securities and other guarantees.

Purchases and issuances totaled $46.359 billion last month -- the biggest month of the year for the government-sponsored enterprise. Volume was $42.567 billion in November and $52.706 billion in December 2016.

Full-year 2017 purchases and issuances came to $428.786 billion, not quite as much as the $456.254 billion reported for 2016.

Single-family delinquency of at least 90 days was 1.08 percent as of year-end 2017 -- the worst rate since July 2016. The deterioration was likely hurricane-related.

Serious mortgage delinquency was 0.95 percent as of Nov. 30 and 1.00 percent as of Dec. 31, 2016.

At 0.02 percent as of year-end 2017, sixty-day multifamily delinquency was unchanged from the prior month and a basis point lower than a year prior.

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