FHFA

FHFA Announces Conforming Loan Limits for Fannie and Freddie Mortgages

December 1st, 2021
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has announced the conforming loan limits (CLLs) for any mortgages acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2022. Throughout most of the U.S., the 2022 CLL for one-unit properties will be $647,200—up $98,950...

FHA Announces New Loan Limits for Home Equity Conversion Mortgage and Single Family Title II

December 8th, 2021
The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) recently announced new loan limits for calendar year 2022 for its Single Family Title II forward and Home Equity Conversion (reverse) Mortgage (HECM) insurance programs. Loan limits for most of the country will increase in...

Biden Set to Nominate Sandra Thompson to Lead Fannie-Freddie Regulator

December 15th, 2021
Sandra Thompson, who has been the acting head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) since June, looks to be Biden’s pick for the leadership role. The Biden Administration announced its nomination plans in a statement on Tues., Dec. 14....

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...

FHFA Announces Fannie and Freddie 2020 Housing Goals Performance

December 21st, 2021
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced the final determinations for enterprise performance on the 2020 housing goals. During 2020, Fannie Mae met all of the single-family and multifamily housing goals. Freddie Mac met the single-family purchase goals for low-income...

FHFA Releases Q3 2021 Foreclosure Prevention and Refinance Report

December 27th, 2021
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released its third quarter 2021 Foreclosure Prevention and Refinance Report​. The report shows that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac completed 180,566 foreclosure prevention actions during the quarter, raising the total number of homeowners who...

Home Prices Rise in October, Annual Increase Remains High

December 28th, 2021
Home prices rose 1.1% across the U.S. in October, according to the latest Federal Housing Finance Agency House Price Index (FHFA HPI®). Year-over-year, prices increased 17.4%. The previously reported 0.9% price change for September 2021 remained unchanged. For the nine...

FHFA Releases Statement on Climate Change

December 29th, 2021
Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Acting Director Sandra L. Thompson recently released the following statement on climate change: ​​”The FHFA recognizes that climate change poses a serious threat to the U.S. housing finance system. As a member of the Financial...

FHFA Raising High Balance and Second-Home Loan Fees

January 6th, 2022
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently announced targeted increases to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s upfront fees for certain high balance loans and second home loans. High balance loans are mortgages originated in certain designated areas above the baseline...

FHFA Announces More than $1.1 Billion for Affordable Housing Programs

March 4th, 2022
FHFA acting director, Sandra L. Thompson, has announced that the Housing Trust Fund and Capital Magnet Fund will receive a total of $1.138 billion for affordable housing initiatives from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. This is the largest amount ever...
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