Freddie Mac said it purchased some $200 billion of mortgages in the 11 months through November, surpassing the $191 billion tally for all of last year.

The agency - formally the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. - reached the $200 billion mark after buying a record $27 billion of mortgages in November. That was up 44% from October and 26% from the previous monthly record, which was set in June.

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