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The good news for today's homebuyers is that we've gone back to a more traditional market, after being dominated by investors and cash sales for several years. Nearly 68 percent of homes sales are to individual buyers today, compared to 53 percent in 2011 when investor/cash sales reached their peak.

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Before this year ends, a new chapter in the way capital supports homeownership in this country will begin. If all goes as planned, Freddie Mac will be the first company to issue fixed-rate mortgage-backed securities through the Common Securitization Platform (CSP). We also plan to move all existing fixed-rate Freddie Mac Participation Certificates (PCs) to the CSP, which will support their administration as well as new issuances.

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When you picture someone who is 55+, it's time to update your thinking because the second-largest generation in history is your next business opportunity. At 67 million strong, the influence of 55+ homeowners will be significant.

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Today Freddie Mac reported net income of $1 billion and comprehensive income of $1.1 billion for the second quarter of 2016. Both our financial and business results were solid, reflecting further improvement in our competitiveness and capabilities, highlighted by strong new guarantee business volumes.

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In the years since the crisis we’ve made important strides in making the servicing industry stronger, more efficient and better able to help struggling borrowers. Today, servicers have broadly delegated authority to make modification decisions and more generous modification terms to offer borrowers such as step-rate mortgages and partial principal forbearance. In addition, we’ve made it possible for them to modify loans without documentation through our streamlined modification program.

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