The number of homes backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that are 60 or more days past due jumped from 0.92% to 4.08% at the end of the second quarter, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the forbearance programs being offered to the affected borrowers, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s foreclosure prevention report released today.
To continue providing support to mortgage borrowers during the coronavirus pandemic, the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced that it would again extend certain previously announced loan processing flexibilities and the purchasing of qualified loans in forbearance until Oct. 31.
The Federal Housing Finance Agency today issued its strategic plan for 2021-2024.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may be facing insolvency if they are not able to recoup some of the costs associated with their COVID-19 mortgage relief programs, Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mark Calabria told House lawmakers today.
Fifty-one state bankers associations wrote to Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mark Calabria today urging him to rescind the 50 basis point fee on refinance loans announced by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac last week.
In a surprise move Wednesday night, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced that they will impose an “adverse market refinance fee” of 50 basis points for no cash-out and cash-out refinance mortgages with delivery dates on or after Sept. 1, 2020 (for Fannie Mae loans) or with settlement dates on or after September 1 (for Freddie Mac loans).
The Federal Housing Finance Agency today proposed to hold housing goals for Fannie Mae and Freddie at their current levels for 2021, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Financial Stability Oversight Council announced today that it plans to undertake an activities-based review of the secondary mortgage market to assess both the risk that activities in the secondary mortgage market pose to the stability of the financial system and the efficacy of various risk mitigants.
To continue providing support to mortgage borrowers during the coronavirus pandemic, the Federal Housing Finance Agency said it would extend until Aug. 31 certain previously announced loan processing flexibilities.
The Federal Housing Finance Agency today announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will extend forbearance agreements for multifamily property owners with enterprise-backed mortgages for up to three months, for a total forbearance of up to six months.