Insights into the topics and trends that are transforming the housing industry
Over the last week, there has been significant discussion about the two companies where we serve as CEOs, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and the independent regulator and conservator that oversees us, the Federal Housing Finance Agency. The issues raised are too important for us not to address.
David Brickman, CEO, Freddie Mac
Hugh R. Frater, CEO, Fannie Mae
Freddie Mac continued to respond to unprecedented challenges while serving its mission in the second quarter.
Milestones provide an important opportunity to pause, take stock of the past and look ahead to the challenges and opportunities the future holds.
Even in the best of times, forecasts are extraordinarily difficult. However, these are hardly the best of times, and the ongoing uncertainty means these projections may be more unclear than usual.
The last few weeks have been ones of deep reflection, sadness and anger in the wake of the tragic killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery.
Freddie Mac responded to unprecedented challenges while serving its mission in the first quarter.
In 2019, Freddie Mac delivered solid earnings, with strong returns and executed on our mission of providing liquidity, stability and affordability to the housing market.
In 2019, Freddie Mac’s total Optigo production volume reached $78.4 billion and our securitization volume was a record $75.5 billion. As we look to the new year, Freddie Mac Multifamily is poised to continue leading the way.
Freddie Mac’s Chief Economist addresses key topics including mortgage rates, home prices, home sales, housing supply, and affordability.
Working in the housing market can often be about big numbers.
At this year’s Optigo conference more than 1,000 lenders, borrowers, dealers and investors joined together to network with peers, share their thoughts on the multifamily industry, and learn about Freddie Mac’s path forward.
More so than any time in the past 11 years, we at Freddie Mac believe our fate is in our own hands.