Fannie and Freddie Mortgage Activity

Getting a grip on the Fannie and Freddie Monthly Summaries is no trivial task - especially if approached from the angle of data collection.  Major structural changes throughout the years make the collection of continuous long-term series daunting.  Furthermore because the monthly summaries are only posted (or shared) after 1997 there is no ability to create truly long-term series.  Lastly, as both Agencies only offer such documents in pdf form (versus in spreadsheet form) the data has to be manually collected.  These headaches aside, I will present some of the data that I have been able to successfully collect. 

All of data underlying the figures presented here are available in CMD-MD.










 

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