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Freddie Mac buys $62.5 billion in mortgages

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Freddie Mac bought $62.5 billion worth of loans in November, up from $50 billion in purchases in October. The agency saw its mortgage portfolio increase at an annualized rate of 3.6% in November, according to its monthly value summary report. 

The government-sponsored enterprise modified 6,622 loans in November, compared to 6,988 in October. 

The unpaid principal balance on Freddie’s mortgage-related investment portfolio decreased by $6 billion in November. 

The agency’s mortgage-related securities and other guarantee commitments also rose at an annualized rate of 7.7% in November.

Seriously delinquent single-family rate decreased from 3.31% in October to 3.25% in November. The multifamily delinquency rate remained unchanged at 0.24% for the month. 

Single-family refinance-loan purchase and guarantee volume was $46.6 billion  in November, representing 74% of total mortgage portfolio purchases and issuance. 

The measure of the agency’s exposure to changes in portfolio market value averaged $205 million, with a duration gap averaging one month.


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