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FHFA: HARP Refinances Down as Rates Climb

More than 510,000 borrowers refinanced their Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac mortgage loans in the first quarter, with 13,425 refinanced through the Home Affordable Refinance Program, the Federal Housing Finance Agency said today.

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Watt Testifies Before Senate Committee

At a hearing before the Senate Banking Committee today, FHFA Director Mel Watt highlighted the need for housing finance reform, noting that Congress must decide the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, including whether or not the enterprises should receive backing from the federal government.

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FHFA Sets 2017 Performance Goals for Fannie, Freddie

The Federal Housing Finance Agency today issued the metrics on which it will assess the 2017 performance of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and their jointly owned securitization platform, which will be implemented for the “Single Security” to be issued by both GSEs in 2018.

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FHFA Issues Final ‘Duty to Serve’ Rule

The Federal Housing Finance Agency today issued a final rule requiring Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to submit plans for improving the distribution and availability of safe and sound residential mortgage financing in underserved markets.

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