Signs of a strengthening housing market: Fannie Mae sees record profits

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By AgnosticPreachersKid (Own work) [CC-BY-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

The signs continue pointing towards an ongoing (and accelerating) housing recovery.  According to a report from, Fannie Mae is set to pay over $59 billion to the Treasury Department.  This has been made possible by two growing treands in the housing market: decreasing numbers of mortgage delinquencies and rising home prices.

After its latest payment, Fannie Mae will have sent the Treasury a total of $95 billion, compared with the $117.1 billion of capital infusions that the company has received. Freddie Mac, which yesterday reported a $4.6 billion profit, will have paid $36 billion, after drawing $72 billion of aid, and Chief Executive Officer Don Layton said it may release $30.1 billion of tax-credit writedowns as soon as next quarter.

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