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The Cost of GSE Reform

If the market crashes again, taxpayers are at risk. Congress seeks to reduce this risk by implementing reform the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but at what cost to borrowers?

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Could Fannie and Freddie Be Eliminated Without Legislation?

GSE reform has been a hot-button topic ever since Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac came under government conservatorship during the financial crisis, but it’s one of those talking points that often seems heavy on the talk and light on the ...

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Wallison: Treasury Department Wrong on Regulation Approach

Former White House Counsel and Senior Fellow in Financial Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute Peter J. Wallison put in an appearance Thursday on CNBC’s The Santelli Exchange, where he criticized the U.S. Treasury Department’s recent approach to regulation ...

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The State of the Housing Industry

As President Trump will present his State of the Union address to the Senate this evening, what is the State of the Housing Industry? With home prices that show no signs of decreasing, changes in leadership at the Consumer Finance ...

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Fannie Mae CEO on the GSE’s Past & Future

It’s been a decade since the housing bubble collapsed, sending shockwaves through the mortgage industry and creating economic impacts that are still being felt throughout the nation to varying degrees. In its December 2017 issue, DS News spoke to several ...

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How Could Housing Reform Affect Rural Mortgage Lending?

According to a new paper published by the Center on Regulation and Markets at the Brookings Institution, rural communities could be dealt a serious blow if housing finance and GSE reform fails to take into account the effect such reform ...

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Senate Committee Takes on GSE Reform

According to remarks heard in the Principles of Housing Finance Reform hearing today, the status quo is no longer an option when it comes to Fannie and Freddie. But what would a reformed system look like? And how can we get there? Today’s hearing at the Senate Commmittee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs offered some ideas.

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There’s No Escaping Rising Mortgage Rates

With fluctuating mortgage rates under watch, many are speculating about what the future of mortgage rates will look like in the years to come, especially with the possibility of GSE reform.

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