New business was worse at the Federal National Mortgage Association. But delinquency was better.
January new business acquisitions were $73.8 billion, the Washington, D.C.-based company reported in its monthly operational report.
Fannie Mae’s total book of business eased to $3.2212 trillion from $3.2240 trillion the month before. The book stood at $3.2269 trillion on Jan. 31, 2010.
Included in the secondary lender’s book last month was a gross mortgage portfolio of $0.7771 trillion and $2.4442 trillion in outstanding mortgage-backed securities.
Residential delinquency of at least 90 days, which Fannie reported on a one-month delay, fell to 4.48 percent as of the end of last year from 4.50 percent at the end of November. On Dec. 31, 2009, the late-payment rate was 5.38 percent.
Multifamily delinquency of at least two months also moved lower — to 0.71 percent from 0.72 percent. A year earlier the apartment default rate was 0.63 percent.