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Freddie sells first offering of delinquent home loans

  • Freddie Mac (OTCQB:FMCC) has sold $659M of soured mortgages in its first offering of such debt. Twenty-two potential buyers participated in the auction, which was directed by affiliates of Bank of America.
  • It didn’t disclose the price, and won’t be naming the buyer, according to spokesman Tom Fitzgerald.
  • Monthly disclosures show that the company held $169.1B of loans as of this past June 30.
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  • King Rat
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    The sale makes sense in that Freddie wants cash flow and the buyer will want capital appreciation so both will get what they want but as the article quotes: “We’re not going to do transactions that are wealth transfers to private investors,” Freddie Mac Chief Executive Officer Donald Layton said on a conference call with reporters in May.

     

    1) Nobody is going to buy these assets as a form of charity
    2) Nobody is going to buy these assets unless they are already wealthy
    3) ∴ ...
    3 Aug, 07:48 PM Reply Like
  • InTheTube
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    This is somewhat troubling, does anyone know if this has ever happened before, Freddie has a charter for this and why they would be doing this (can't be cashflow, company is making billions in profit)? Are these mortgages being sold at a loss or a profit, including any fines collected from the people that sold them to Freddie in the first place?

     

    Or are these simply mortgages too rotten to securitize?

     

    A more in-depth article would be very much appreciated!
    4 Aug, 04:21 AM Reply Like
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