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Thursday, August 05, 2010

Fannie Mae: REO Inventory doubles, expected to increase "significantly"

by Calculated Risk on 8/05/2010 07:55:00 PM

Fannie Mae reported: "a net loss of $1.2 billion in the second quarter of 2010, compared to a net loss of $11.5 billion in the first quarter of the year." and the FHFA requested another $1.5 billion from Treasury.

On house prices, Fannie Mae "expects home prices to decline slightly for the balance of 2010 and into 2011 before stabilizing, and that home sales will be basically flat for all of 2010."

Fannie Mae REO Inventory Click on graph for larger image in new window.

Fannie Mae reported that their REO inventory more than doubled since Q2 2009, from 62,615 to 129,310 in Q2 2010.

REO: Real Estate Owned.

See page 11 of the 2010 Second Quarter Credit Supplement (ht jb)

This graph shows the rapid increase in REO.

From Fannie Mae 10-Q (page 9):

During the second quarter of 2010, we acquired approximately 69,000 foreclosed single-family properties, up from approximately 62,000 during the first quarter of 2010, and we disposed of approximately 50,000 single-family properties. The carrying value of the single-family REO we held as of June 30, 2010 was $13.0 billion, and we expect our REO inventory to continue to increase significantly throughout 2010.
Freddie Mac and the FHA together have about the same number of REOs as Fannie Mae. When that data is released, I'll put up a chart of all three.

Also this does not include REO held by other lenders and private-label RMBS.