Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Foreclosures Surge

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Foreclosures Surge

According to this Real Estate Economy Watch article, Fannie Mae’s Delinquencies Rise 163 Percent in 12 Months, Fannie Mae (the Federal National Mortgage Association, or FNMA) in October 2009, mortgage loan delinquencies rose significantly.  The percentage of "seriously delinquent mortgage loans" in Fannie Mae's portfolio increased 26 basis points for a new total of 4.98%. In September 2008, when the US Treasury took over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, or FHLMC) and placed these government-sponsored enterprises (GSE's) into conservatorship, that same "seriously delinquent mortgage loans" figure was just 1.89%. That is an increase of 309 basis points, or 163%.  Single family mortgage loans are defined as "seriously delinquent mortgage loans" if they are 90 days or more past due, or in the foreclosure process.  Multifamily mortgage loans aredefined as "seriously delinquent" if they are are 60 days or more past due. According to the article "Seriously delinquent loans eat into the company’s capital and forced borrowing from the U.S. Treasury."  Freddie Mac’s single family mortgage loan delinquency increased to a new record of 3.54% of its portfolio.  According to the article, this was the 30th straight month in which delinquencies have increased.  This is probably why the US Treasury has removed the limit on the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac loan guarantees - they know that the losses will far exceed the previous limit.  As I have been saying since early-mid 2006, this is only going to get worse.  Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Ginnie Mae (buys FHA loans) and commercial banks will all be forced to handle more short sales, or risk being deluged by an overwhelming number of foreclosures.

If you are a Middle TN homeowner, property owner, condo owner, real estate investor, home builder or real estate developer who cannot pay your mortgage payments (due to losing your job, having your income reduced, illness, health problems, adverse business conditions, slow sales, loss of investment property tenants, vacancy issues, lack of funds to complete the project, feuding business partners, etc.), know that you will not be able to pay your mortgage, have defaulted on your mortgage, are already in foreclosure, or owe more than your home is worth, please contact me to discuss your options including a loan modification and a short sale (a real estate short sale occurs when the sale proceeds are not sufficient to pay off all the mortgages and liens on the property/home). I am a Middle Tennessee distressed real estate, short sale, pre-foreclosure (preforeclosure) and foreclosure REALTOR and Expert. I primarily help sellers (homeowners, property owners, condo owners, owners of high end homes and properties (estate homes, luxury homes and executive homes), real estate investors, home builders and real estate developers) of distressed real estate, short sales, pre-foreclosures, foreclosures, investment properties, failed new construction projects and struggling commercial real estate developments located in Middle Tennessee (Rutherford County TN, Williamson County TN, Davidson County TN, Robertson County TN, Maury County TN, Murfreesboro TN, Smyrna TN, La Vergne TN, Eagleville TN, Lascassas TN, Rockvale TN, Christiana TN, Brentwood TN, Franklin TN, Nashville TN, Belle Meade TN, Nolensville TN, Spring Hill TN, Gallatin TN, Springfield TN and Mt. Juliet TN).  If you do need to short sell your home or property, or you need a quick sale due to being in foreclosure, you can request short sale and foreclosure help and assistance on my website at Get Short Sale and Foreclosure Help and Assistance from a Middle Tennessee Short Sale and Foreclosure REALTOR and Real Estate Expert.

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