Freddie Mac

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...

Mortgage Rates Break 7-Week Upward Trend

April 28th, 2022
Mortgage rates edged down this week, but only slightly and remaining above the 5% mark, according to the results of this week’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®) from Freddie Mac, released Thursday. The survey shows the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM)...

Mortgage Rates Still on the Rise, Forecast to Reach 3.4% by December

October 21st, 2021
It’s been another week of increasing mortgage rates, with the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) coming in at 3.09%, according to the latest data from Freddie Mac.  Mortgage details: 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.09% with an average 0.7 point for...

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...
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