Tag: Fannie Mae

FHFA Proposes New Rulemaking on Uniform Mortgage-Backed Securities

Filed in Housing Finance by on September 12, 2018 0 Comments
FHFA Proposes New Rulemaking on Uniform Mortgage-Backed Securities

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced it is issuing a proposed rule to require Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) to align programs, policies, and practices that affect the prepayment rates of “To-Be-Announced” (TBA)-eligible mortgage-backed securities (MBS).

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A 10-Year Anniversary Highlights Need for Housing Finance Reform

Filed in Housing Finance, Leadership by on September 6, 2018 0 Comments
A 10-Year Anniversary Highlights Need for Housing Finance Reform

With Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac now marking their tenth year of conservatorship, NAHB today called on Congress to make it a priority to enact comprehensive reform to the nation’s housing finance system.

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Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac to Conclude Their Single-Family Rental Pilot Programs

Filed in Housing Finance by on August 21, 2018 0 Comments
Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac to Conclude Their Single-Family Rental Pilot Programs

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced today that it is directing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) to conclude their single-family rental market pilot programs except through their previously existing investor programs.

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FHFA Establishes Affordable Housing Goals for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

Filed in Housing Finance by on February 6, 2018 0 Comments
FHFA Establishes Affordable Housing Goals for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced today it has published a final rule establishing single-family and multifamily housing goals for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for 2018 through 2020.

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Capital Reserve Reinstated for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Filed in Housing Finance by on December 21, 2017 0 Comments
Capital Reserve Reinstated for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Mel Watt announced today that FHFA and the Treasury Department have agreed to allow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the enterprises) to each maintain a $3 billion capital buffer beginning in the fourth quarter of 2017.

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A Positive Development on Housing Finance Reform

Filed in Capitol Hill, Housing Finance by on December 7, 2017 0 Comments
A Positive Development on Housing Finance Reform

House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling spoke out yesterday on the need to enact comprehensive housing finance reform and acknowledged that a final package would likely contain some kind of federal backstop.

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FHFA Publishes Final Guidance on Duty to Serve Program

Filed in Housing Finance by on November 29, 2017 0 Comments

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today published its final evaluation guidance for its Duty to Serve program. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have a statutory duty to support housing finance in three underserved markets — manufactured housing, affordable housing preservation, and rural housing markets.

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Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Maximum Conforming Loan Limits to Rise in 2018

Filed in Housing Finance by on November 28, 2017 0 Comments
Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Maximum Conforming Loan Limits to Rise in 2018

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced that the maximum baseline conforming loan limit for mortgage loans acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2018 will increase to $453,100 from $424,100.

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Slight Decline in Multifamily Lending Caps for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Filed in Housing Finance, Multifamily by on November 21, 2017 0 Comments
Slight Decline in Multifamily Lending Caps for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced today that multifamily lending caps for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be $35 billion for each enterprise in 2018, down from $36.5 billion in 2017.

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Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Re-enter the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Market

Filed in Housing Finance by on November 16, 2017 0 Comments
Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Re-enter the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Market

In a positive development that should help boost the affordable housing market, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced today that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be allowed limited re-entry into the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) market as equity investors, effective immediately.

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