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Washington, D.C. – The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today released its first quarter 2021 Foreclosure Prevention and Refinance Report, which shows that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) completed 224,646 foreclosure prevention actions in the first quarter of 2021, bringing the total number of homeowners who have been helped during conservatorships to 5.812 million.
The report also shows that 38 percent of loan modifications completed in the first quarter reduced borrowers' monthly payments by more than 20 percent. The number of refinances increased from 2.013 million in the fourth quarter to 2.016 million in the first quarter.
The Enterprises' serious delinquency rate dropped from 2.78 percent to 2.48 percent at the end of the quarter. This compares with 11 percent for Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans, 5.59 percent for Veterans Affairs (VA) loans and 4.7 percent for all loans (industry average).
Other highlights from the report include:
FHFA's quarterly foreclosure prevention and refinance reports include data on the Enterprises' mortgage performance, delinquencies, active forbearance plans as well as forfeiture actions and refinances by state. The data included in these reports are also available on FHFA's website as an interactive Borrower Assistance Map.
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