Fannie Mae bought just $29.65 billion in mortgages from its seller/servicers in November, its worst purchase month of the year.

The government sponsored enterprise also issued $23.8 billion in mortgage-backed securities during the month, a low for the year as well. Its commitments plunged to a yearly low of $21.19 billion in November too.

However, since November ended mortgage rates have plunged and the GSE's December commitments should show an increase. Fannie, and its sister company, Freddie Mac, have been operating under a government conservatorship since September

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