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Freddie Mac reported this week that its total mortgage portfolio increased at an annualized rate of 16.1 percent in January compared to a 22.4 percent gain in December. The portfolio balance at the end of the period was $2.777 trillion compared to $2.740 trillion the prior month and $2.339 trillion a year earlier. Purchases and Issuances totaled $120.128 billion and Sales were ($.588) billion. The December numbers were $129.639 billion and ($1.330) billion, respectively. Single-family refinance loan purchase and guarantee volume was $84.5 billion in January compared to $77.6 billion in December, representing a 73 percent share of total single-family mortgage portfolio purchases and issuances, up from 70 percent the previous month. Purchases in Freddie Mac’s Mortgage Related Investments Portfolio…(read more)

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Source: Mortgage News Daily