In a couple of recent posts I showed how from 2005 to 2008 Fannie Mae's Delinquency rate on single family mortgages has more than tripled and during the same time Freddie Mac's delinquency rates on single family mortgages have more than doubled---so I thought it would be useful to put all that data on a single chart.
Below you will see delinquency statistics for Freddie Mac (Green Lines) and Fannie Mae (Red Lines) from 2005 to 2008. Throughout 2005 and much of 2006, the difference in delinquency rates between the two firms was ~10 basis points. However, by the end of 2008 Fannie Mae was seeing significantly higher delinquency rates than Freddie Mac.
In November 2008, Fannie had delinquency rate that was 61 bps higher than Freddie for "Total Single Family" mortgages---And 228 bps worse for Fannie when you are only looking at single family mortgages with credit enhancements (i.e. Private Mortgage Insurance)
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