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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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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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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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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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FHFA Proposes New Housing Goals for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

Filed in Housing Finance by on July 7, 2017 0 Comments
FHFA Proposes New Housing Goals for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has proposed new housing goals for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for 2018 through 2020.

The housing goals are for mortgages purchased by the two government-sponsored enterprises. They include separate categories for single-family and multifamily mortgages on housing that is affordable to low-income and very low-income families, among other categories.

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FHA Raises Loan Limits

Filed in Housing Finance by on December 2, 2016 0 Comments

The Federal Housing Administration has released its new schedule of loan limits effective Jan.1, and the nationwide rise in home prices means that buyers in 2,948 counties will see increases.

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Fannie-Freddie to Raise Conforming Loan Limits in 2017

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Housing Finance by on November 23, 2016 3 Comments
Fannie-Freddie to Raise Conforming Loan Limits in 2017

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 2017 will increase to $424,100 from $417,000.  This will be the first increase in the conforming loan limit since it was raised to $417,000 in 2006. The Housing and […]

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No Change in 2017 Multifamily Lending Caps for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Multifamily by on November 22, 2016 1 Comment
No Change in 2017 Multifamily Lending Caps for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced that the 2017 multifamily lending caps for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) will remain at the same level they were for 2016. This means that each Enterprise will be subject to a cap of $36.5 billion of multifamily purchase volume next year.

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