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Freddie Mac reported this week that its total mortgage portfolio increased at an annualized rate of 12.9 percent in June compared to an 8.6 percent gain in May. The portfolio balance at the end of the period was $3.021 trillion compared to $2.980 trillion the prior month and $2.477 trillion a year earlier. Purchases and Issuances totaled $92.609 billion, and Sales were ($1.369) billion. The May numbers were $91.739 billion, and ($1.292) billion, respectively. Single-family refinance loan purchase and guarantee volume was $50.9 billion in June compared to $57.1 billion in May, representing a 59 percent share of total single-family mortgage portfolio purchases and issuances, down from 66 percent the previous month. Purchases in Freddie Mac’s Mortgage Related Investments Portfolio totaled $61…(read more)

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Source: Mortgage News Daily