Fannie Mae acquired $53.7 billion of mortgages during February, an 86% increase from January, and its best purchase month since June of last year.

According to new figures released by the company, Fannie issued $45.3 billion in MBS, more than double its issuance volume of the prior month. As reported last week, Freddie Mac purchased $40 billion of mortgages in February, an 84% gain from January.

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