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Analysis: Loan-repurchase patterns at Fannie, Freddie, are divergent


Loan repurchases continue to trend downward at both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but there appears to be a separation developing in loan-repurchase patterns — with Freddie reducing its loan buybacks at a faster clip than Fannie, according to recently released data and public filings.

The volume of loan repurchases at both Fannie and Freddie is down significantly since the peak in the second quarter (Q2) of 2022, with the steepest volume decline occurring over the final six months of 2023 (the most recent data available), according to assessments conducted by two separate mortgage-analytics firms.

Between Q2 2023 through Q4 2023, however, Freddie’s total loan-repurchase details ⇒

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