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Mortgage interest rates slide in FHFA December index

Average slips below 4% in last weeks
Trey Garrison
Nationally, interest rates on conventional purchase-money mortgages decreased from November to December. Here’s what happened.
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Builder confidence and housing starts, sales and prices headline the week

Closing the book on 2014 housing with final reports
Trey Garrison
With just a few mortgage-focused earnings coming out this week the emphasis will be on a slate of housing metrics coming from homebuilders, the Federal Housing Finance Agency and the Census Bureau. Here’s what to expect.
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GSE risk-sharing deals near half-trillion-dollar market

Fannie, Freddie quadrupled issuance in 2014
Ben Lane
According to a new report from Fitch Ratings, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac more than quadrupled their issuance of risk-sharing deals in 2014, rising from three risk-sharing deals in 2013 with a total reference pool of $84.7 billion, to 11 total deals with a total reference pool of $369.7 billion in 2014.
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Fannie, Freddie risk-sharing deals expected to pass status quo

Barclays: GSEs grow in one area, shrink in another
Trey Garrison
Indeed, the mortgage bond market for these risk-sharing deals may actually get even larger. Here's how that can this happen, even with Congressional mandates for the GSE to shrink.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: The increasing risk of low mortgage rates

Plus a roundup of housing starts, home prices and home sales
Trey Garrison
Everyone loves lower mortgage interest rates, but there is a downside over the long haul that housing and investors need to consider. Here’s the scoop — plus a preview of the week to come.
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Here are the FHFA 2015 scorecard guidelines for the GSEs

Outlines priorities for Common Securitization Solutions
Brena Swanson
The Federal Housing Finance Agency released its 2015 housing scorecard outlining specific priorities for the GSEs. Most notably, it includes the guidelines for their latest joint venture, Common Securitization Solutions.
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Trade groups balk at FHFA attempt to redefine Home Loan Bank membership

NAFCU urges withdrawal of proposed rule
Brena Swanson
The Federal Housing Finance Agency’s comment period for its proposed rule on the Federal Home Loan Bank officially ends Monday. And it appears the comments were not very positive.
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Fannie, Freddie net income up 20%

MBS settlements drive $1 billion increase
Ben Lane
The net income brought in by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac rose 20% in the third quarter. The reason? MBS settlements.
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Dramatic rise in delinquency rate validates analysis of downturn

An alternative to the hype
Lynn Effinger

The fact remains that things are far worse than was consistently reported in much of the media leading up to and even following the most recent elections.  


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FHFA approves Federal Home Loan Bank merger

FHLB Des Moines, FHLB Seattle one step closer to merging
Ben Lane
The merger of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle is now one step closer to becoming a reality, as the Federal Housing Finance Agency has approved the merger. Next up is a vote by each bank's members.
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