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  • Market Research February 12, 2021

    Quarterly Research Package and Forecast Q4 2020

    Highlights from the forecast point to a strong housing market in 2021 fueled by record low interest rates and remote work.

    1. COVID-19
    2. Clarity
  • Backgrounders January 21, 2021

    STACR® SPI (Securitized Participation Interests)

    STACR SPI is a form of credit risk transfer (CRT) in which loans funded by Freddie Mac’s cash window are deposited into a Participation Interest (PI) Trust, in exchange for a Participation Interest (96%) and a Credit Participation Interest (4%) for each loan.

  • Backgrounders January 21, 2021

    WLS (Whole Loan Securities)

    WLS is a credit risk transfer (CRT) security offering backed by single-family mortgages purchased by Freddie Mac. WLS comprises a fully-collateralized, non-synthetic issuance of guaranteed senior and non-guaranteed subordinated certificates. WLS offerings are no longer issued, but past offerings are still active.

  • Backgrounders January 21, 2021

    STACR Structure Evolution

    STACR REMIC structures offerings as notes issued by a trust that is treated as a Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduit (REMIC). The trust pays interest (uncapped LIBOR floater) and principal (less credit and/or modification losses) to noteholders on a monthly basis.

    1. Stakeholder Communications