Freddie Mac reported a 14.3% jump in its retained portfolio to $720.6 billion in its July monthly volume summary released this morning. This is compared with a 1.2% increase in June. 

Year-to-date, Freddie Mac's portfolio has risen $16.7 billion year-to-date, which is equivalent to a 4.1% rise. Based on the GSE's portfolio constraints place by the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight, it appears the agency can grow its portfolio by nearly $17 billion.

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