Freddie Mac said Friday that defaults in its loan portfolio rose to another record last month while its portfolio of residential assets grew at an annualized rate of 7.3%.

Mortgages at least 90 days late or in foreclosure among the single-family loans that Freddie Mac either owns or guarantees grew to 3.33% of the total in September, up from 3.13% the previous month and 1.22% a year earlier, the McLean, Va., government-sponsored enterprise said in its monthly volume summary.

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