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Freddie Mac launches "Deep MI" credit risk-sharing pilot program

Plans to share even more risk with mortgage insurers
Freddie Mac announced Monday that it is prepared to take the next step in the government’s continuing efforts to shed some of the credit risk facing the government-sponsored enterprises through a pilot program featuring deep mortgage insurance. So, what does this mean? More mortgage risk will now be transferred to private mortgage insurance companies.
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Freddie Mac: Mortgage interest rates will hit 40-year low in 2016

GSE predicts best year for home sales since 2006
If current trends hold steady, this year could prove to be a banner year for housing, Freddie Mac said in a new report. In Freddie Mac’s new monthly outlook report, the government-sponsored enterprise states that it is currently projecting a “surge” in mortgage originations during the third quarter, further reinforcing its view that 2016 will be the “best year” for home sales since 2006.
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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates slip down

Refis remain above 60% after Brexit
Mortgage rates decreased slightly this week after a meager increase last week. The five-year Treasury also ticked lower after its jump last week. The upside? Low interest rates are increasing refinance activity.
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Moody's: Bond investors will also benefit from FHFA HARP replacement

Refi replacement will bolster GSE risk-sharing deals
The Federal Housing Finance Agency shook up the mortgage world recently when it announced not only that it planned to extend the Home Affordable Refinance Program for nine additional months, but also that it planned to replace HARP with a new mortgage refinance program. A new report from Moody’s suggests that the new refinance program is also beneficial to the investors that buy up some of the credit risk tied to the mortgages.
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Freddie Mac: 5-year treasury ARM jumps up

Yellen’s speech pushed treasury yield up
After Yellen’s speech on Monday, the Treasury yield jumped up significantly from last week’s average. It is still down from last year. The 30 and 15-year fixed rate mortgages also saw a jump from last week.
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Moody’s: New GSE mortgage application positive for mortgage bonds

"Will lead to stronger loans"
Despite some disagreement in the industry, the recently announced redesigned Uniform Residential Loan Application, the standardized form used by borrowers to apply for a mortgage, should be a strong benefit to the industry. Although the industry is divided on the positive impact of the redesigned form, this new reports explains why it is, in fact, a good thing.
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