FHFA Head Says Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Cannot Be Fixed

In a speech before the American Mortgage Conference, Acting Director Edward DeMarco of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), said that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have little chance of emerging from conservatorship. Both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the mortgage financing giants of the housing  industry, faced collapse in late 2008 as mortgage defaults […]

Regulators Say Banks Have 20% Delinquency Rate On $2.6 Trillion Mortgage Portfolio

Who says the mortgage crisis is over?  Regulators revealed today that the nation’s banks and thrifts have an alarming delinquency rate of almost 20% on their $2.6 trillion mortgage portfolio. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Office of Thrift Supervision jointly released the 2011 first quarter Mortgage Performance Report.  The Report […]

Bailout Funds To Fannie and Freddie Come At High Cost

Despite the public uproar over the bailout of the financial industry, the U.S. Treasury is no pushover when it comes to demanding stiff terms on its loans. The returns on some of the loans made to various banks and financial institutions would make a payday lender blush.  For example, when the U.S. completes  the sale […]

Government Requests Banks To Buyback $30 Billion Of Defaulted Mortgages

September 15, 2010 – Defaulted mortgage loans sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac during the peak years of the mortgage boom are now resulting in billion dollar losses for some of the largest banks in the country. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, now under the conservatorship of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), are […]

FHFA Conservator’s Report – Why Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac Failed

August 30, 2010 – In 2008, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were on the verge of failure after an unprecedented decline in housing values triggered a  subsequent wave of mortgage defaults.  To avoid the total collapse of these two mortgage giants, the Federal Housing Finance Authority (FHFA) placed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac under conservatorship […]