Freddie Mac

Forget COVID: Fed Pivots to Focus on Inflation Concerns

December 17th, 2021
The Federal Reserve is queuing up to make more aggressive moves in the coming years, a departure from the easing-in strategy it implemented amid the pandemic to incentivize economic recovery. While Fed officials voted to hold rates near zero on...

Mortgage Rates Rise to Highest Level Since Onset of Pandemic

January 20th, 2022
Mortgage rates continued their upward trajectory for the fourth straight week, rising to their highest level since the beginning of the pandemic, according to this week’s report from Freddie Mac. According to the agency’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS), the...

Mortgage Rates Cross the 5% Line

April 14th, 2022
According to the latest data from Freddie Mac released Thursday, April 14, mortgage rates have climbed to levels not seen in more than a decade. The results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®) show that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage...

Mortgage Rates Reach Peak High Since April

October 18th, 2021
The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.05%, according to the latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®) from Freddie Mac. This marks a peak in rates not seen since April. Mortgage details: – 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.05% with an average...

Mortgage Rates Inch Up Following Fed Policy Changes

December 17th, 2021
The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.12% for the week ending Dec. 16, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey®. Mortgage rate details: The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.12% with an average 0.6 point, up from last week when...

Mortgage Rates Remain Flat

January 27th, 2022
After a month of rising mortgage rate increases, this week’s data shows a flattening, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Survey. The rate increases have not significantly impacted demand in the real estate market, although gradual increases are expected to...

Life After Conservatorship: FHFA Preparing Fannie and Freddie for the Eventual Exit

April 20th, 2022
Despite recent skepticism surrounding a possible exit from conservatorship for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, officials from the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA)—the overseer of both agencies—indicated that the door hasn’t yet been shut on the idea. After more than...

New FHFA Program Revisions to Promote Housing Sustainability

October 19th, 2021
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently stated it is expanding eligibility for Fannie and Freddie’s Refinance programs for low- and moderate-income borrowers, as well as restoring the desktop appraisal flexibility. “Expanding eligibility for low- and moderate-income families to refinance...

New Capital Planning Rule Proposed for Fannie and Freddie

December 20th, 2021
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently issued a proposed rule that would require Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to develop, maintain and submit annual capital plans to FHFA. This requirement helps protect taxpayers by ensuring that the Enterprises properly...

Mortgage Rates Remain Unchanged From Last Week

February 4th, 2022
The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.55% this week, remaining unchanged from the previous week, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), released this week. U.S. weekly averages 30-year fixed-rate mortgage – 3.55% (unchanged week over week, up from...
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