Housing Finance Working Paper Series
HF-017, Goal Performance and Characteristics of Mortgages Purchased by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, 2001-2005
(May 2007, Revised April 2008)
This paper reports on the recent performance of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) in the secondary mortgage market, on goals
established for their mortgage purchases by the HUD Secretary. It also provides information on basic characteristics of the loans purchased by these GSEs in recent years.