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A Modest Suggestion for a New Era

Americans have a lot invested in residential real estate, about $12 Trillion by way of traditional first mortgages on single-family homes. While that number may be shocking, 70% of that debt has been financed by four government agencies Freddie Mac ...

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Is There Life Left in GSE Reform?

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It has been 14 years since Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae were put under full operational control of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) at the height of the financial crisis in September 2008. At the time, then-Treasury Secretary Henry ...

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Is Now the Time to Readdress Conforming Loan Limits?

The conforming loan limit reached $971,000 last year for high-priced areas, leading to concerns the government may be subsidizing loans for wealthy families unnecessarily. Former Freddie Mac CEO Don Layton takes a deeper dive into this issue.

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