Posted To: MND NewsWireFreddie Mac reported today that its total mortgage portfolio increased at an annualized rate of 3.5 percent in July. The portfolio balance at the end of the period was $2.136 trillion compared to $2.130 trillion at the end of June and $2.044 trillion at the end of July 2017. Purchases and Issuances totaled $32,721 billion, bringing the 2018 year-to-date total to $215.891 billion, Sales were ($1.028) billion and Liquidations ($25.413) billion in July and totaled ($12.873) and ($164.198) billion respectively so far this year. The annualized growth rate for 2018 through the end of July was 3.2 percent and the annualized liquidations rate was (13.4) percent. Single-family refinance-loan purchase and guarantee volume was $6.4 billion in July compared to $7.3 billion in June. The refinance share…(read more)Forward this article via email: Send a copy of this story to someone you know that may want to read it.