FHFA: Principal reduction would cost Fannie, Freddie $100 billion

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2013, Fannie Mae has paid $105.3 billion to taxpayers and made 3.1 million home. by (a) matching up the cost of lending capital to loan returns and (b) spreading risks. In a moment of hindsight, the former director of the FHFA has since stated, “The. them to draw up to $100 billion each from [the] Treasury.” 109.

 · FHFA estimates that principal forgiveness for all of these mortgages would require funding of almost $100 billion to pay down mortgages to the value of the homes securing them. This would be in addition to the credit losses both Enterprises are currently experiencing.

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The reason why it’s a big fight is because of the FHFA’s reluctance on the following: — First, the FHFA has argued that principal reduction would cost Fannie and Freddie–and therefore. which.

The FHFA has the express mandate to minimize losses to the taxpayers. In an earlier analysis, the regulator said it would cost Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac – in other words taxpayers- $100 billion to reduce mortgage balances.

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Principal reduction (as opposed to principal forbearance, which the FHFA currently allows Fannie and Freddie to pursue) would disrupt the initial financial contract between borrowers and lenders.