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Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Single-Family Guarantee Fees in 201418078<p>The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA) requires the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to submit reports to Congress annually on the guarantee fees charged by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises). HERA requires an analysis of fees by product type, risk class, and the volume of a lender’s business. The report must also analyze the costs of providing the guarantee and provide a comparison to the prior year. FHFA issued the first such report in 2009. This report covers guarantee fees charged in 2014. </p><p> Among the major findings of this report are&#58; </p><ul><li>Overall, the average level of guarantee fees charged has increased since 2009. The guarantee fees are currently two-and-a-half times their previous level; from 2009 to 2014, average fees increased from 22 basis points to 58 basis points. From 2013 to 2014, average fees increased from 51 basis points to 58 basis points. </li><li>In 2014, primarily because of changes in the models the Enterprises use to estimate the capital necessary to support their mortgage guarantee business, gaps on 30-year fixed rate loans were more negative and gaps on 15-year loans were more positive than in 2013. While the gap on 30-year fixed rate loans was negative relative to targeted return on capital, the returns on capital were positive. </li><li>The percentage of loans that the Enterprises purchased from small lenders grew substantially in 2014, while pricing differences between small sellers and large sellers remained small. </li></ul><p>In April 2015, FHFA completed a comprehensive review of the agency's policy for guarantee fees charged by the Enterprises to lenders. FHFA decided not to change the general level of fees. However, FHFA made certain minor and targeted fee adjustments. Overall, the set of modest changes to guarantee fees is roughly revenue neutral and will result in little or no change for most borrowers. </p><p><a href="/Media/PublicAffairs/Pages/FHFA-Releases-Annual-Guarantee-Fee-Report-6302015.aspx">Related News Release</a></p>6/30/2015 2:00:37 PM536http://www.fhfa.gov/AboutUs/Reports/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Quarterly Performance Report of the Housing GSEs - First Quarter 201518072<h2 style="font-style&#58;normal;font-variant&#58;normal;">​The Enterprises</h2><p style="font-style&#58;normal;font-variant&#58;normal;"> <em>(Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae)</em></p><ul><li>Combined first quarter earnings of&#160;$2.4&#160;billion compared to $1.5&#160;billion in the fourth quarter of&#160;2014</li><li>Losses on derivatives of $4.2&#160;billion driven by a decrease in longer-term swap rates during the quarter</li><li>Loan loss reserves decreased $8.4&#160;billion during the quarter, mostly due to increased charge-offs as both Enterprises adopted new regulatory guidance issued by FHFA that changed the guidelines for when a loan is determined to be uncollectable</li><li>Enterprise MBS issuance remained relatively level at 70% of total iss<span style="line-height&#58;22px;">uances</span></li></ul><p></p><h2>The Federal Home Loan Bank System</h2><p></p> <ul><li>Aggregate first quarter income of $1.0&#160;billion&#160;compared to $553 million in the fourth quarter of&#160;2014</li><li>The FHLBank of San Francisco received a litigation settlement of $459 million</li><li>Aggregate advances decreased by 5.0&#160;percent over year-end&#160;2014&#160;to $542.2 billion</li><li>Advances make up 61.5&#160;percent of assets and 66.6 percent of consolidatated obligations</li><li>Aggregate retained earnings increased to $13.8&#160;billion</li><li>The FHLBank of Seattle divested its entire private-label MBS portfolio in preparation to merge with the FHLBank of Des Moines</li></ul>6/29/2015 3:00:43 PM428http://www.fhfa.gov/AboutUs/Reports/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
U.S. House Price Index Report - April 201518026<p>The FHFA House Price Index (HPI) reported a&#160;0.3 percent&#160;increase in U.S. house prices in&#160;April from the previous month.&#160;&#160;From&#160;April 2014 to April 2015, house prices were up&#160;5.3&#160;percent.&#160; For the nine census divisions, seasonally adjusted monthly price changes from&#160;March 2015 to&#160;April 2015 ranged from&#160;-0.8&#160;percent in the&#160;East North Central division to +1.4&#160;percent in the&#160;West North Central division.&#160; The 12-month changes were all positive, ranging from +2.3&#160;percent in the&#160;Middle Atlantic division to +7.5&#160;percent in the Pacific division.​</p><p>Monthly index values and appreciation rate estimates for recent periods are provided in the table and graphs in the attachment.</p>6/23/2015 1:00:36 PM1191http://www.fhfa.gov/AboutUs/Reports/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Foreclosure Prevention Report - First Quarter 201518029<h2>​First Quarter 2015 Highlights</h2><p><strong>The Enterprises' Foreclosure Prevention Actions&#58;</strong><br> </p><ul><li>The Enterprises completed&#160;65,960 foreclosure prevention actions&#160;in the first quarter of 2015, bringing the total to 3,477,343 since the start of conservatorships in September 2008. Of these actions,&#160;2,862,803 have helped troubled homeowners stay in their homes including&#160;1,792,038 permanent loan modifications.<br></li><li>Approximately 31 percent of all permanent loan modifications in the first quarter helped to reduce homeowners' monthly payments&#160;by over 30 percent.</li><li>The share of modifications with principal forbearance fell to 19 percent while modifications with extend-term only increased to 48&#160;percent due to improving house prices and a declining HAMP eligible population.<br></li><li>As of March 31, 2015, approximately 17 percent of loans modified in the first quarter of 2014 had missed two or more <br>payments, one year after modification.<br></li><li>There were 9,509 completed short sales and deeds-in-lieu during the quarter, bringing the total to&#160;614,540 since the start of conservatorships.<br><br></li></ul><p><strong>The Enterprises' Mortgage Performance&#58;</strong><br></p><ul><li>The number of 60+ days delinquent loans declined 9 percent during the first quarter as the economy improves and house prices&#160;continue to increase.<br></li><li>The serious delinquency rate fell to 1.8 percent at the end of the quarter compared with 5.7 percent for Federal Housing<br>Administration (FHA) loans, 3.2 percent for Veterans Affairs (VA) loans and 4.2 percent for all loans (Industry average).<br><br><strong></strong></li></ul><p><strong>The Enterprises' Foreclosures&#58;</strong><br></p><ul><li>Third-party sales and foreclosure sales declined 4 percent to&#160;34,873 while foreclosure starts decreased 5 percent&#160;to 70,267 in the first quarter.<br></li><li>REO inventory declined 10 percent during the quarter to 100,279, as property dispositions continued to outpace property acquisitions.</li></ul><p><a href="/Media/PublicAffairs/Pages/Foreclosure-Prevention-Actions-Near-3pt5-Million-Through-First-Quarter-2015.aspx">Related News Release</a></p>6/23/2015 5:00:34 PM244http://www.fhfa.gov/AboutUs/Reports/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Refinance Report - April 201518008<h2>April 2015 Highlights</h2><p>&#160;</p><font face="ArialMT"><ul><li>Refinance volume increased in April 2015 as mortgage rates remained near 20 month lows in March.</li><li>On May 8, 2015, HARP was extended an additional year, to expire December 31, 2016.</li><li>In April 2015, 11,716 refinances were completed through HARP, bringing the total refinances through HARP from the inception of the program to 3,313,818.</li><li>HARP volume represented 5 percent of total refinance volume in April 2015.</li><li>Year to date through April 2015, borrowers with loan-to-value ratios greater than 105 percent accounted for 24 percent of the volume of HARP loans.</li><li>In April 2015, 7 percent of the loans refinanced through HARP had a loan-to-value ratio greater than 125 percent.</li><li>Year to date through April 2015, 28 percent of HARP refinances for underwater borrowers were for shorter-term 15- and 20-year mortgages, which build equity faster than traditional 30-year mortgages.</li><li>Year to date through April 2015, HARP refinances represented 13 percent or more of total refinances in Florida and Georgia, more than double the 6 percent of total refinances nationwide over the same period.</li><li>Borrowers who refinanced through HARP had a lower delinquency rate compared to borrowers eligible for HARP who did not refinance through the program.<br></li></ul><p>&#160;</p></font>6/17/2015 3:00:43 PM411http://www.fhfa.gov/AboutUs/Reports/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Annual Report to Congress - 201417994<table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-0" cellspacing="0" style="height&#58;154px;"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width&#58;10%;">​ <a href="/AboutUs/Reports/ReportDocuments/FHFA_2013_Report_to_Congress.pdf"> <img src="/AboutUs/Reports/PublishingImages/Report_Gen_Thumbs/2014ReporttoCongressCover.JPG" alt="" style="margin&#58;5px;width&#58;100px;height&#58;127px;box-shadow&#58;2px 2px 2px #808080;" /></a> </td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0" style="width&#58;50%;"><p>The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA)'s&#160;2014 <em> </em> <a href="/AboutUs/Reports/ReportDocuments/FHFA_2014_Report_to_Congress.pdf"> <em>Report to Congress</em></a>&#160;details the findings of the agency’s 2014 examinations of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac (the Enterprises), 12 Federal Home Loan Banks (FHLBanks) and the FHLBanks’ Office of Finance. &#160;The statutorily-required report also details FHFA’s actions as conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac during the year and provides details about the agency’s regulatory guidance, research and publications. &#160;​</p><p> <a href="/Media/PublicAffairs/Pages/FHFA-Releases-2014-Report-to-Congress.aspx">Related News Release</a></p></td></tr></tbody></table><h1>Table of Contents</h1> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <h2> <a href="/AboutUs/Reports/ReportDocuments/FHFA_2014_Report_to_Congress.pdf#page=6">Conservatorships of the Enterprises</a></h2> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p>2014 Strategic Initiatives</p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p>MAINTAIN</p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p>REDUCE</p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p>BUILD</p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p>Managing the Conservatorships</p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <h2> <a href="/AboutUs/Reports/ReportDocuments/FHFA_2014_Report_to_Congress.pdf#page=16">Supervision and Oversight</a> </h2> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p>Examination Authority for Regulated Entities</p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p>Report of Annual Examination of Fannie Mae (Federal National Mortgage Association)</p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p>Report of Annual Examination of Freddie Mac (Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation)</p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p>Report of Annual Examinations of Federal Home Loan Banks </p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p>District 1&#58; The Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston</p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p>District 2&#58; The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York</p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p>District 3&#58; The Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh</p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p>District 4&#58; The Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta</p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p>District 5&#58; The Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati</p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p>District 6&#58; The Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis</p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p>District 7&#58; The Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago</p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p>District 8&#58; The Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines</p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p>District 9&#58; The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas</p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p>District 10&#58; The Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka</p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p>District 11&#58; The Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco</p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p>District 12&#58; The Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle</p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p>Office of Finance</p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p>Results of Stress Tests Under the Dodd-Frank</p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p>Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act</p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p>Housing Goals for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac</p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p>Federal Home Loan Bank Mission and Affordable Housing Goals</p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p>Regulatory Guidance</p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p>Regulations&#58; All Regulated Entities (Enterprises, Federal Home Loan Banks and Office of Finance)</p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p>Policy Guidance</p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <h2> <a href="/AboutUs/Reports/ReportDocuments/FHFA_2014_Report_to_Congress.pdf#page=64">Research and Publications</a></h2> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p>Reports to Congress</p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p>House Price Index</p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p>Public Use Database</p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p>Historical Database (MIRS)</p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p>Research Publications</p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <h2> <a href="/AboutUs/Reports/ReportDocuments/FHFA_2014_Report_to_Congress.pdf#page=68">FHFA Operations and Performance</a></h2> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p>Performance and Program Assessment</p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p>FY 2014 Performance Highlights </p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p>Financial Operations</p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <h2> <a href="/AboutUs/Reports/ReportDocuments/FHFA_2014_Report_to_Congress.pdf#page=73">Federal Housing Finance Oversight Board Assessment</a></h2> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p>Enterprises</p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p>FHLBanks</p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <h2> <a href="/AboutUs/Reports/ReportDocuments/FHFA_2014_Report_to_Congress.pdf#page=78">Appendix&#58; Historical Data Tables</a></h2>6/15/2015 5:00:16 PM841http://www.fhfa.gov/AboutUs/Reports/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Refinance Report - First Quarter 201517916<h3>​​​​​First Quarter 2015 Highlights&#160;</h3><h3><span style="line-height&#58;22px;"><br></span></h3><ul><li><span style="line-height&#58;22px;">​​</span><span style="line-height&#58;22px;">Refinance volume increased in March 2015 as mortgage rates&#160;remained near 20 month lows in February.</span><br></li><li><span style="line-height&#58;22px;">In the first quarter of 2015, 31,648 refinances were completed&#160;through HARP, bringing the total refinances through HARP from&#160;the inception of the program to 3,302,102.</span><br></li><li><span style="line-height&#58;22px;">HARP volume represented 6 percent of total refinance volume in&#160;</span><span style="line-height&#58;22px;">the first quarter of 2015.</span><br></li><li><span style="line-height&#58;22px;">Year to date through March 2015, borrowers with loan-to-value&#160;</span><span style="line-height&#58;22px;">ratios greater than 105 percent accounted for 24 percent of the&#160;</span><span style="line-height&#58;22px;">volume of HARP loans.</span><br></li><li><span style="line-height&#58;22px;">In&#160;​March 2015, 8 percent of the loans refinanced through HARP&#160;had a loan-to-value ratio greater than 125 percent.</span><br></li><li><span style="line-height&#58;22px;">Year to date through March 2015, 28 percent of HARP&#160;</span><span style="line-height&#58;22px;">refinances for underwater borrowers were for shorter-term 15- and&#160;</span><span style="line-height&#58;22px;">20-year mortgages, which build equity faster than traditional 30-</span><span style="line-height&#58;22px;">year mortgages.</span><br></li><li><span style="line-height&#58;22px;">Year to date through March 2015, HARP refinances represented&#160;</span><span style="line-height&#58;22px;">14 or more percent of total refinances in Florida and Georgia, more&#160;</span><span style="line-height&#58;22px;">than double the 6 percent of total refinances nationwide over the&#160;</span><span style="line-height&#58;22px;">same period.</span><br></li><li><span style="line-height&#58;22px;">Borrowers who refinanced through HARP had a lower&#160;</span><span style="line-height&#58;22px;">delinquency rate compared to borrowers eligible for HARP who did&#160;</span><span style="line-height&#58;22px;">not refinance through the program.</span><br></li></ul><div><font color="#404040"><span style="line-height&#58;22px;"><a href="/Media/PublicAffairs/Pages/FHFA-Announces-June-12-HARP-Outreach-Event-in-Phoenix.aspx">Related News Release</a>​&#160;</span></font></div><p><span style="line-height&#58;22px;"></span></p>5/27/2015 6:16:09 PM602http://www.fhfa.gov/AboutUs/Reports/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
U.S. House Price Index Report - 1Q 2015 / March17155<span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">U.S. house prices rose&#160;<strong>1.3 percent</strong>&#160;in the first quarter of 2015 according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) House Price Index (HPI).&#160; This is the fifteenth consecutive quarterly price increase in the purchase-only, seasonally adjusted index.&#160; FHFA's seasonally adjusted monthly index for March was up&#160;<strong>0.3 percent</strong>&#160;from February.&#160; The HPI is calculated using home sales price information from mortgages sold to, or guaranteed by, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.&#160;</span><p></p><p>​The seasonally adjusted, purchase-only HPI rose&#160;<strong>5.0 percent</strong>&#160;from the first quarter of 2014 to the first quarter of 2015 while prices of other goods and services fell 1.5 percent.&#160; The inflation-adjusted price of homes thus rose approximately 6.5 percent over the latest year.</p><p><strong>Other Significant Findings</strong></p><p></p><ul><li><span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">Between the first quarter of 2014 and the first quarter of 2015, home prices rose in 48 states.&#160; The top five states in annual appreciation&#58; 1) Colorado – 11.2 percent 2) Nevada – 10.1 percent 3) Florida – 8.7 percent 4) Washington – 7.6 percent 5) California – 7.5 percent.</span><br></li><li><span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">Among the 100 most populated metropolitan areas in the U.S., four-quarter price increases were greatest in Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA&#160; (MSAD), where prices increased by 13.4 percent.&#160; Prices were weakest in the Greensboro-High Point, NC, where they fell 2.3 percent.</span><br></li><li><span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">Of the nine census divisions, the Mountain division experienced the strongest increase in the first quarter, posting a 2.6 percent quarterly increase and a 6.8 percent increase since last year. &#160;House price appreciation was weakest in the West North Central division, where prices rose 0.7 percent.&#160;</span></li></ul><p><a href="/Media/PublicAffairs/Pages/US-House-Prices-Rise-1-3-Percent-in-First-Quarter-2015.aspx">Related News Release</a>​</p>5/26/2015 1:00:54 PM3361http://www.fhfa.gov/AboutUs/Reports/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Federal Property Manager's Report - February 201517889<p>​<font color="#404040" face="Arial" size="3">The Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) Federal Property Manager’s report is transmitted to Congress in accordance with Section 110 of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (EESA), titled Assistance to Homeowners. Section 110 of EESA directs Federal Property Managers (FPM) to develop and implement plans to maximize assistance for homeowners and encourage servicers of underlying mortgages to take advantage of programs to minimize foreclosures. FHFA is a designated FPM in its role as conservator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Each FPM is also required to report to Congress the number and types of loan modifications and the number of foreclosures during the reporting period</font><span style="color&#58;#404040;line-height&#58;22px;font-family&#58;&quot;source sans pro&quot;, sans-serif;font-size&#58;14px;background-color&#58;#ffffff;">.</span></p>5/21/2015 6:00:36 PM328http://www.fhfa.gov/AboutUs/Reports/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Foreclosure Prevention Report - February 201517890<h1>​February 2015 Highlights</h1><p>&#160;</p><p><strong>The Enterprises' Foreclosure Prevention Actions&#58;</strong></p><ul><li><p>More than 21,100 foreclosure prevention actions were completed in February 2015, bringing the total to nearly 3.5 million since the start of the conservatorships in September 2008. Half of these actions have been permanent loan modifications.</p></li></ul><ul><li><p>There were nearly 13,200 permanent loan modifications in February, down 3 percent compared with January.</p></li></ul><ul><li><p>The share of modifications with principal forbearance remained at 18 percent while modifications with extend-term only increased slightly to 49 percent in February due to improved house prices and a declining HAMP eligible population.</p></li></ul><ul><li><p>Approximately 2,800 short sales and deeds-in-lieu were completed in February, down 21 percent compared with January.</p></li></ul><p><strong>The Enterprises' Mortgage Performance&#58;</strong></p><ul><li><p>The serious delinquency rate declined to 1.82 percent at the end of February, from 1.86 percent at the end of January.</p></li></ul><p><strong>The Enterprises' Foreclosures&#58;</strong></p><ul><li><p>Third-party and foreclosure sales declined 21 percent to approximately 10,500, while foreclosure starts fell 16 percent to more than 21,600 in February.</p></li></ul>5/21/2015 6:00:37 PM417http://www.fhfa.gov/AboutUs/Reports/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx

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