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December 10, 2008 Committee Examines the "Collapse of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac"
November 10, 2008 Conforming Loan Limit For U.S. To Remain $417,000 In 2009; Different Limits In Some Areas
September 15, 2008 FHFA Statement on Golden Parachute Payments
September 8, 2008 U.S. Takes Over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
A Compilation of News
July 23, 2008 House to Consider H.R. 3221
May 22, 2008 House Comm. Examines Impact on Homebuyers and Housing Market of Conforming Loan Limit Increase
May 20, 2008 Senate Banking Committee Passes Major Housing Legislation
May 6, 2008 Temporary Conforming Loan Limits Updated In Three Areas
May 5, 2008 Financial Services Committee Approves FHA Housing and Homeowner Retention Act
April 21, 2008 OFHEO Issues Examination Guidance On Fair Value Option
March 26, 2008 OFHEO Issues Final Guidance On Conforming Loan Limit Calculations
March 19, 2008 OFHEO, Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac Rollout Initiative To Increase Mortgage Market Liquidity
March 16, 2008 OFHEO Seeks Comments On Enterprise Appraisal Code
March 13, 2008 Freddie Mac Provides Update on Purchases of Conforming Jumbo Mortgages
March 12, 2008 OFHEO Finds Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as Adequately Capitalized At End of 2007
March 6, 2008 Senate Comm. Holds Hearing on GSE Reform Legislation
March 6, 2008 OFHEO Temporarily Increases GSE Conforming Loan Limits For High Cost Areas
March 3, 2008 Fannie, Freddie to Overhaul Appraisals in Cuomo Deal
February 8, 2008 Senate Committee Examines “Reforming the Regulation of the Government Sponsored Enterprises.”
November 27, 2007 2008 Conforming Loan Limit $417,000
October 24, 2007 House Comm Examines Legislative Proposals on Reforming Mortgage Practices
October 22, 2007 Comprehensive Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Legislation Introduced in the House
October 19, 2007 SEC Distributes $356 Million to Defrauded Fannie Mae Investors
October 2, 2007 OFHEO Announces 2nd Qtr 2007 Minimum and Risk-Based Capital Classification For GSEs
September 21, 2007 OFHEO Provides Flexibility On Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Mortgage Portfolios
September 20, 2007 HUD Announces 2006 Affordable Housing Goals Performance Results For Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac
August 21, 2007 Reps. Frank, Miller Call On Senate To Raise GSE Loan Limits
August 16, 2007 The American Homeowners Grassroots Alliance urges OFHEO to increase the limits on the investment portfolios of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
July 17, 2007 HUD Releases Working Papers on GSEs, Funding of Affordable Loan
July 16, 2007 Joint Letter Asking Congress to Encourage OFHEO to Withdraw Proposed Guidance Allowing Them to Decrease Conforming Loan Limit
July 9, 2007 Fannie Mae To Require New American Land Title Association® (ALTA®) Title Insurance Forms
July 3, 2007 Freddie Mac Confirms Effective Date for ALTA® Loan Policy Use
June 21, 2007 OFHEO Releases Conforming Loan Limit Guidance For Comment
May 23, 2007 House Passes GSE Reform Bill
April 25, 2007 Freddie Mac Advises Lenders to Use ALTA®'s Loan Policy [PDF]
April 10, 2007 OFHEO Releases Annual Report to Congress
March 30, 2007 Financial Services Committee Passes GSE Reform Bill
March 15, 2007 House Financial Services Committee Examines Legislative Proposals on GSE Reform (Links to Witnesses and Prepared Testimony)
March 13, 2007 Bipartisan GSE Reform and Oversight Legislation Introduced
March 7, 2007 Fed Chairman Discusses GSE Portfolios, Systemic Risk, and Affordable Housing
March 1, 2007 Senator Dodd Commends Freddie Mac On Higher Standards For Subprime Mortgage Market
February 26, 2007 Freddie Mac Releases Latest Bulletin
February 5, 2007 GSE Reform: A Priority For 2007 Says James B. Lockhart III Director of OFHEO
December 19, 2006 OFHEO Files Notice Of Charges Against Former Fannie Mae Executives [PDF]
December 5, 2006 Fannie Mae Announces Scheduled Restatement of 2004 10-K
Will Host Investor/Analyst Conference Call
November 30, 2006 OFHEO Director Says It's "Time to Get the Housing GSEs in Order" [PDF]
November 28, 2006 2007 Conforming Loan Limit To Remain At $417,000
November 16, 2006 OFHEO Establishes Procedures For 2007 Conforming Loan Limit
November 13, 2006 Government-Sponsored Enterprises Important to Home Buyers and Sellers
October 27, 2006 OHFEO Publishes Final GSE Record Retention Rules
October 3, 2006 OFHEO Adopts Strategic Plan
September 15, 2006 Financial Services Committee Members Urge Senate Action on GSEs
September 13, 2006 Probe of Freddie Mac Ends, No Charges
September 1, 2006 Oxley Urges Action on GSE Reform
August 24, 2006 Justice Department Drops Investigation of Fannie Mae
August 14, 2006 HUD Launches Review Of Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac Investments
Comprehensive Evaluation to be completed by Fall 2007
June 15, 2006 OFHEO Releases Annual Report to Congress
June 14, 2006 HUD Announces Review Of Fannie And Freddie Investments To Ensure Charter Compliance
June 9, 2006 House Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises Conducts Hearing
Entitled "OFHEO’s Final Report on Fannie Mae."
June 2, 2006 Fannie Mae Announces Property Insurance Changes
June 1, 2006 Freddie Mac Reports 2005 Financial Results Company Reports Market Share Growth and Continued Solid Risk Management Performance
May 23, 2006 OFHEO Director Lockhart to Testify on OFHEO Report
May 12, 2006 Fannie Mae Updates Hurricane-Related Special Relief Measures
April 21, 2006 Freddie Mac to pay $410 million in lawsuit settlements
Expects settlements to ding Q1 earnings by $220 million
April 19, 2006 Freddie Mac Settles With Federal Election Commission
March 29, 2006 Fannie Mae Lists Changes for Resale-Restricted Properties
March 14, 2006 House Committee on Financial Services Conducts Hearing to "Review of the Rudman Report on Fannie Mae."
March 13, 2006 Housing Market Readjusting To Normal Balance
March 9, 2006 Rudman to Testify on Fannie Mae Report
March 7, 2006 HUD Reports on Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac:
Enhanced Public Data And Recent Housing Goal Performance
February 23, 2006 Fannie Mae Releases Rudman Report
December 2, 2005 Freddie Mac Foreclosure Suspension In Gulf Coast Hurricane Disaster Areas Extended Until February 28, 2006
Borrowers Urged to Call Servicers Following Dec. 1 End to Mandatory Forbearance
November 29, 2005 OFHEO Announces Maximum 2006 Conforming Loan Limit
November 11, 2005 HUD Finalizes Rule To Make More Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac Mortgage Data Available To The Public
November 2, 2005 OFHEO Finds Fannie Mae Achieves 30 Percent Capital Surplus
October 27, 2005 GSE Legislation Overwhelmingly Approved, 331-90
October 5, 2005 Alleged new accounting problems won't shake Fannie's core business
Top Fed official says there's no solvency issue
September 16, 2005 Fannie Mae Announces Additional Steps for Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts; Company to Provide 1,500 Properties for Evacuees
September 15, 2005 Freddie Mac Extends Mortgage Relief To National Guard Engaged In Hurricane Katrina Operations
Reminds Servicers to Provide SCRA Protections to Active Duty Federal Service Personnel
September 15, 2005 Freddie Mac's Multifamily Division offers 90-days Forbearance to Borrowers with Apartment Buildings Affected by Hurricane Katrina
September 13, 2005 OFHEO Enters Into Consent Order With Freddie Mac
September 6, 2005 Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac make agreement with regulator
OFHEO announces commitments
September 5, 2005 OFHEO Reaches Agreements With Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac On Subordinated Debt, Disclosures
August 29, 2005 OFHEO Finalizes Regulation on Mortgage Fraud
August 29, 2005 OFHEO Issues “Mortgage Markets And The Enterprises In 2004”
July 28, 2005 Senate Committee Passes S.190 - "The Federal Housing Enterprise Regulatory Reform Act of 2005"
July 25, 2005 New fiscal diet for Fannie Mae proposed
Legislator proposes portfolio-reducing rules for Fannie, Freddie
June 15, 2005 Freddie Mac Mandates 90-day Forbearance To Help Returning Service Personnel Avoid Foreclosures
June 15, 2005 OFHEO Releases 2005 Annual Report to Congress
May 26, 2005 Financial Services Committee Votes to Create Strong Regulator for the Secondary Mortgage Markets
May 20, 2005 Greenspan Builds Case Vs. Fannie, Freddie
Greenspan Builds Case for Limiting Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Holdings, Says It Won't Hurt Housing
May 19, 2005 Fannie Mae names new officers in finance division
Mortgage financier moves forward with reorganization plan
May 19, 2005 OFHEO Classifies Fannie Mae As Significantly Undercapitalized For Fourth Quarter 2004 And Adequately Capitalized For First Quarter 2005
May 13, 2005 Freddie Mac Announces Resolution of REIT Dividend Tax Issue
April 21, 2005 Mortgage Companies Say They're on Track CEOs of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Tell Congress That Mortgage Companies Are on Right Course
April 14, 2005 Mortgage giants are distrusted by GOP
April 14, 2005 Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs to Conduct Three Days of Hearings on "Regulatory Reform of the Housing Government-Sponsored Enterprises"
April 7, 2005 Committee to Hear Administration’s Views on GSE Reform
April 7, 2005 Fannie Mae employees falsified signatures, regulator says
Falcon tells Congress of 'significant new accounting problems'
April 6, 2005 Lawmakers Push for More Lending Oversight
Lawmakers Push for More Oversight Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac in Wake of Accounting Scandals
April 6, 2005 Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises Conduct Hearing
"Additional Accounting and Management Failures at Fannie Mae-OFHEO’s Efforts to Ensure Safe and Sound Operations."
April 5, 2005 GSE Reform Bill Introduced by Representative Oxley
April 5, 2005 OFHEO Announces Final Enhanced Corporate Governance Regulation
April 1, 2005 Freddie Mac Industry Letter Revises Appraisal Report Forms
March 31, 2005 Freddie Mac Reports 2004 Financial Results
Fair Value of Net Assets Grows; Company Maintains Strong Capital Surplus
March 31, 2005 OFHEO Finds Freddie Mac Adequately Capitalized [PDF]
March 28, 2005 Fannie Mae Downgraded to B+ from A- for bank financial strength as new accounting issues identified;
Aaa affirmed for senior unsecured debt
March 23, 2005 Reps. Oxley and Frank Request GAO Prepare an Analysis of Real Estate Competition
March 18, 2005 Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Schedules Two Days of Hearings on “Regulatory Reform of GSEs"
March 10, 2005 House Subcommittee Hearing entitled "Due Diligence in Mortgage Repurchases and Fannie Mae: The First Beneficial Case." March 10, 2005
March 9, 2005 House Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises Hearing entitled "GSE Reform and the Federal Home Loan Bank System." March 09, 2005
February 10, 2005 House Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and GSEs Conduits Hearing entitled "Accounting Irregularities at Fannie Mae and the Impact on Investors"
February 8, 2005 White House calls for tougher Fannie, Freddie overseer
Regulator with expanded authority proposed
February 4, 2005 Senate Banking Committee Announces Hearing on the Government Sponsored Enterprises
February 2, 2005 Rep. Baker Subcommittee to Probe Fannie Mae Earnings Restatement
January 26, 2005 Senators Hagel, Sununu and Dole Re-Introduce Legislation to Reform Oversight of Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac
December 23, 2004 Fitch Lowers Fannie Mae Preferred Stock to 'A+'
Places Subordinated & Preferred Ratings on Watch Negative
December 22, 2004 OFHEO Classifies Fannie Mae As Significantly Undercapitalized For Third Quarter 2004 [PDF]
December 22, 2004 Two Top Executives at Fannie Mae Forced Out in Shake-Up at Mortgage Giant
December 15, 2004 Office of the Chief Accountant Issues Statement on Fannie Mae Accounting
December 14, 2004 New Freddie Mac Bulletin Addresses Several Title Insurance Issues
December 2, 2004 Reps. Baker, Kelly, Ney Question Fannie Mae on First Beneficial Loan Sale
November 30, 2004 OFHEO Announces Maximum 2005 Conforming Loan Limit
November 12, 2004 Bush re-election haunts Fannie and Freddie
Tough reform of housing enterprises may be in store
November 11, 2004 Rep. Barney Frank Withdraws Support For Increased OFHEO Funding
November 2, 2004 HUD Eases Affordable-Housing Goals
In Surprise Move, Government Eases Affordable-Housing Goals for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
November 1, 2004 Freddie Mac on track for quarterly reporting next year
Mortgage giant offers preliminary year-to-date stats
October 15, 2004 Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac Met 2003 Affordable Housing Goals
October 7, 2004 House Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises Hearing entitled “The OFHEO Report: Allegations of Accounting and Management Failure at Fannie Mae”
October 4, 2004 Baker Announces Witnesses for October 6 Fannie Mae Hearing
October 4, 2004 More Fannie Mae investigations open
Justice Department, Ohio Attorney General eye company's accounting practices
September 1, 2004 Judge Orders That $60 Million Can't Be Withheld From Former Freddie Mac CEO
May 7, 2004 OFHEO Directs Fannie Mae To Recognize Asset Impairment
OFHEO Examination Finds Current Accounting Fails to Reflect Earnings Volatility 
May 4, 2004 HUD Proposes A New Housing Goal Rule
April 27, 2004 Congressman Oxley Sends Document Request To Housing GSEs
April 7, 2004 HUD Proposes To Raise GSE Affordable Housing Goals
April 7, 2004 OFHEO Proposes Corporate Governance Rule for GSEs
April 2, 2004 Senate Banking Committee Approves GSE Reform Bill
February 27, 2004 Freddie Mac Issues Proxy Statement And 2002 Information Statement And Annual Report


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