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Conservatorship Continues Seven Years Later With No End In Sight

While many housing stakeholders and lawmakers agree that the conservatorship needs to end, the issue of the GSEs' future remains a source of contention. Some of the GSEs' biggest investors, such as Fairholme Funds and Pershing Square, have filed lawsuits over the sweeping of GSE profits into Treasury, which began in 2012 when Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac returned to profitability.

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Analysts Estimate Monetary and Paperwork Costs Imposed by Dodd-Frank

The Home Mortgage Disclosure Rule is one of the rules that is still pending; AAF estimates it will impose another $2.1 billion in final rule costs to go with 90,000 paperwork hours. The rule was originally scheduled to go into effect on August 1, but the CFPB announced this date would be pushed back due to an "administrative error"; the new proposed effective date is October 3.

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