Posts Tagged ‘profitability’

Fannie and Freddie Repaying Taxpayers

August 9th, 2013 Comments off

Taxpayers may yet see a profit from the $187 billion bailout by the federal government of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2008. To date, Fannie Mae has seen $105 billion of the $116 billion it borrowed from Treasury repaid, including $10 billion from the most recent quarter. Of the $71 billion Freddie Mac received, as of Wednesday it has repaid $41 billion, and expects to earn $29 billion later this year. During the housing bubble years the two firms had become the main source of funding for home loans, and hardly anyone expected a payback, according to CNNMoney. The housing market improvement during the past year is the main reason for their return to profitability. As MHProNews has learned, the record low mortgage rates spurred refinancings, increasing the pairs’ fees.

(Photo credit: Jonathan Ernst/Yahoo!Reuters–Fannie Mae headquarters)

GSEs Winding Down? Says Who?

April 5th, 2013 Comments off

In addition to guaranteeing the majority of new residential mortgages across the country, HousingWire informs MHProNews Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the GSEs (government-sponsored enterprises), also guarantee half of the outstanding residential mortgage debt, with the private market picking up the other half. While the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects that Fannie and Freddie will wind down, the return to profitability for both will likely extend their strength and longevity in the mortgage market. As the result of the rebirth of the housing market, Fannie Mae posted a gain of $17.2 billion, its largest ever; and Freddie Mac earned net income of $11 billion.

(Photo credit: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)