Freddie Mac's retained portfolio held steady in November following annualized growth of 3.4% in October. Year-to-date, the retained portfolio totals $704.3 billion compared to $704.4 billion in the previous month. For purposes of the agreement with Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight, the GSE estimates its total retained mortgage portfolio was approximately $704.8 billion as of the end of November compared to $702.5 billion at the end of October.
Retained purchases were $18.0 billion, sales were $2.6 billion, and liquidations were $15.6 billion, which are all similar to the previous report. Retained net mortgage purchase agreements, however, declined to $10.1 billion in November from $19.4 billion in October.