SOURCE: Freddie Mac

Freddie Mac

July 01, 2016 15:06 ET

Freddie Mac Sells $43.7 Million NPLs to Non-Profit Buyer

MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwired - Jul 1, 2016) -  Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today announced it sold via auction 189 deeply delinquent non-performing loans (NPLs) serviced by Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC from its mortgage investment portfolio. The transaction is expected to settle in September 2016, and servicing will be transferred post-settlement. The sale is part of Freddie Mac's Extended Timeline Pool Offerings (EXPO®) and Community Loan Fund of New Jersey, Inc., a non-profit, is the winning bidder. Freddie Mac, through its advisors, began marketing the transaction on May 25, 2016, to potential bidders, including minority and women-owned businesses (MWOBs), non-profits, neighborhood advocacy funds and private investors active in the NPL market.

The loans have been delinquent for almost five years, on average. Given the deep delinquency status of the loans, the borrowers have likely been evaluated previously for or are already in various stages of loss mitigation, including modification or other alternatives to foreclosure, or are in foreclosure. Mortgages that were previously modified and subsequently became delinquent comprise approximately 33 percent of the aggregate pool balance. The aggregate pool is geographically concentrated in Florida and has a loan-to-value ratio of approximately 93 percent, based on Broker Price Opinion (BPO). Both pools sold at a weighted average price in the mid-70s.

The pools and winning bidders are summarized below:

Description   Pool #1   Pool #2
Unpaid Principal Balance   $26.1 million   $17.6 million
Loan Count   110   79
CLTV Range   All   All
BPO CLTV   93   92
Average Months Delinquent   59   55
Average Loan Balance ($000)   237.1   222.5
Geographical Distribution   Florida   Florida
Winning Bidder   Community Loan Fund of
New Jersey, Inc.
  Community Loan Fund of
New Jersey, Inc.

Advisors to Freddie Mac on the transaction were Bank of America Merrill Lynch and The Williams Capital Group, a minority-owned business.

Through the first quarter of 2016, Freddie Mac sold $4.3 billion in NPLs as part of its strategy to reduce the less liquid assets in its mortgage-related investments portfolio. Requirements guiding the servicing of these transactions are focused on improving borrower outcomes and stabilizing communities. In April 2016, Freddie Mac's regulator, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, announced enhanced requirements for NPL sales. Additional information about the company's NPL sales is at http://www.freddiemac.com/npl/.

Freddie Mac was established by Congress in 1970 to provide liquidity, stability and affordability to the nation's residential mortgage markets. Freddie Mac supports communities across the nation by providing mortgage capital to lenders. Today Freddie Mac is making home possible for one in four home borrowers and is the largest source of financing for multifamily housing. Additional information is available at FreddieMac.com, Twitter @FreddieMac and Freddie Mac's blog at FreddieMac.com/blog.