HousingWire's Ben Lane takes a look at Freddie Mac's Monday announcement that it will make single-family loan-level data publicly available for fixed-rate mortgages. Prior to the announcement, the public data set included only loan-level and actual loss data on 30-year fixed-rate single-family mortgage loans. 

In addition to 21.5 million mortgage loans originated through December 2014, the expanded data set now also includes approximately 18.2 million 30-year fixed-rate single-family mortgages originated between Jan. 1, 1999 and Dec. 31, 2014.

"Providing investors with this expanded view of credit risk for additional fixed-rate single-family mortgages will enable us to grow and evolve our credit risk offerings by expanding the products available for risk transfer and increasing the amount of risk transferred to private investors,” Kevin Palmer, Freddie Mac senior vice president of credit risk transfer, said.

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