Mortgage Daily

Published On: December 1, 2017

Freddie Mac was out front of a month-over-month ascension in the issuance of agency mortgage-backed securities. It was a different story for Ginnie Mae.

Between Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae, issuance of fixed-rate MBS came to $114.059 billion during November.

Activity accelerated versus one month previous, when $110.907 billion in MBS were issued on behalf of the trio of government-controlled companies.

But volume was well short of the same month in 2016, when agency issuance worked out to $132.812 billion.

Historical data from eMBS, which provided the numbers to Mortgage Daily, indicate that fixed-rate agency issuance amounted to $1.1685 trillion from Jan. 1 through Nov. 30 of this year.

Compared to October, fixed-rate issuance at the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. climbed 7 percent to $36.538 billion. But volume at the McLean, Virginia-based firm fell 8 percent from November 2016.

So far this year, there have been $306.295 billion in Freddie Mac MBS issued.

At the Federal National Mortgage Association, fixed-rate MBS issuance was up nearly 3 percent from a month earlier to $41.292 billion — though securitizations slowed 12 percent from a year earlier.

During the first 11 months of 2017, issuance at Washington-based Fannie totaled $458.318 billion.

The worst month-over-month and year-over-year performance was with the Washington-based Government National Mortgage Association, where its $36.229 billion in fixed-rate issuance was down a percent from October and 22 percent less than than November 2016.

In the 11 months ended Nov. 30, there were $403.885 billion in MBS issued on behalf of government-owned Ginnie.

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