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Outside editorial: Federal housing policy is due for an overhaul

...federal backing and tax breaks for the mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. By and large, widespread home ownership...editorials are familiar by now with our concerns about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: profit-seeking entities fueled by...
Outside editorial: Time to pare back Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

...first appeared in the Dallas Morning News: Welcome to the insanity otherwise known as "reforming" mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. These two entities have cost taxpayers more than $148 billion in the current housing crisis, and...
Outside Editorial: Fannie and Freddie were at heart of crisis

...the recent lawsuit against six former top executives of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac rightly moves the spotlight toward the...As SEC Enforcement Director Robert Khuzami put it, "Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac executives told the world that their...
The business of 'too big to fail' bail it out. The nation's financial system, already shaky from the near-bankruptcy of giant mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the failure of the $400 billion investment house Bear Stearns, imploded. The financial shock waves...
First-time homebuyer rates at new lows

...dropped another .5 percent, to the lowest rates available. Prior to this action, AHFC had been unable to compete with Fannie Mae's and Freddy Mac's federally subsidized interest rates. AHFC CEO Dan Fauske said the special rate is a win-win...
Tlingit adviser assists in first all-Native bond purchase

...itself was ordinary enough. As investment adviser, Fluetsch assisted his client, Native American Bank, in purchasing a Fannie Mae two-year bond from Native American Financial Services Co. brokerage firm. "What we bought was unremarkable. The...
Outside editorial: Don't mean to HARP

...the Home Affordable Refinance Program, was designed to help non-delinquent borrowers refinance mortgages held by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, even if they owed more than 80 percent of the value of their homes, up to a maximum of 105 percent...
No one has sure fix for 'too big to fail' dilemma

...double sense. Despite government disavowals, the perception that the feds would bail out the likes of Bear Stearns or Fannie Mae permitted such firms to pile on risk without corresponding discipline from the market, thus hastening the ultimate collapse...
Payroll tax cut bill boosts cost of new mortgages

...government-backed mortgage giants, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, charge to insure...competed strongly for business with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which have home mortgages are backed by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the FHA.President...
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Outside editorial: Fannie and Freddie drop the ball

...the write-downs would cut the banks' losses over the long haul. But the two biggest players in mortgage finance, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, have refused to follow suit. It's a shortsighted position that could lead to billions more dollars...


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