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The future of Fannie & Freddie under Trump

Jan 3, 2017
President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for Treasury Secretary wants to remove government control and financial backing from the housing-finance entities.

Jumbo mortgages bigger piece of the housing pie

Aug 10, 2016
Jumbo mortgages constitute a growing share of mortgage lending by big banks, which may disadvantage people of color in the housing market.
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All in the family: the new mortgage math

Sep 16, 2015
Fannie Mae overhauls a loan option to reflect economic realities.
Fannie Mae has overhauled a mortgage loan option to reflect economic realities.
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U.S. mortgage giants under the microscope

Sep 14, 2015
What's the deal with our strange relationship with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?
The headquarters of Freddie Mac in McLean, Virginia.
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The man behind Fannie and Freddie

Jun 4, 2014
In the world of real estate, few people are more powerful than Mel Watt.

The Wrap: Keep chuggin' along

May 16, 2014
Bonds, inflation, housing: we review this week in the economy

PODCAST: Fixing infrastructure and American jobs

May 14, 2014
Cisco makes a move into the "Internet of Things." And, Fannie and Freddie start paying back the American taxpayer.

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What would a post-Fannie and Freddie world look like?

Mar 13, 2014
Many want the quasi-governmental outfits snuffed out for good

A plan to wind down Fannie and Freddie

Mar 11, 2014
Senate leaders have a bipartisan blueprint for getting government (somewhat) out of the housing market.

Fannie and Freddie: Cash cows avoid the slaughter?

Feb 27, 2014
The mortgage lenders have turned around their fortunes -- and not everyone's happy about it.