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Why Jumbo Loans are Less Expensive in 2018

Before 2013, jumbo loans tended to have higher interest rates than conforming loans, but that has since changed, according to a report. What's different about the market today that's making jumbo loans the more popular choice?

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Freddie Mac Perspectives Blog: G-Fees and CRT

In a Freddie Mac Perspectives blog, Kevin Palmer, SVP of Single-Family Credit Risk Transfer, explained how credit risk transfers and Guarantee fees have much more in common that one might think—one gives Freddie Mac significant insight into the other.

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Stakeholders Urge Watt to Reduce LLPAs and G-Fees

A group of 26 stakeholders in the housing industry has written a letter to FHFA Director Mel Watt asking him to either reduce or eliminate loan-level price adjustments (LLPAs) and guarantee fees charged by the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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FHFA Reports that Guarantee Fees Have More Than Doubled Since 2009

Under the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA) requirements, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is obligated to submit an annual report to Congress concerning Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s guarantee fees. According to the FHFA report, the average level of guarantee fees charged has increased since 2009, when the report began. The guarantee fees are now two-and-a-half times their previous level from 2009 to 2014.

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Groups Offer Guidance on Proposed G-Fee Hike

As the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) mulls over a proposed increase in guarantee fees, a new report from the Urban Institute (UI) suggests the agency faces a more difficult task than one might assume. In a commentary released Thursday, UI authors Laurie Goodman, Ellie Seidman, Jim Parrott, and Jun Zhu say that, based on their modeling, g-fee determination "is an art, not a science—and more like a Jackson Pollock than a da Vinci."

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