FHFA changes Fannie and Freddie REO sales policy

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FHFA Directs Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to Change Requirement. Under the new policy change for existing REO properties, former.

Policy reforms at the Federal Housing Finance Agency can help the real estate. vacancies have reached historic highs, yet home sales are relatively stagnant.. Based on changes that have occurred in the private mortgage. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac continue their critical role of providing liquidity to.

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The bailout of Fannie and Freddie saved the housing market, but the two. and housing policy analyst for Cowen Washington Research Group.. In Las Vegas and Phoenix, heavy investor markets during the boom, homes lost more than half. have the biggest chance of change with a new FHFA director.

Split Congress means White House is more likely to take the lead in overhauling the mortgage-finance firms. Getting Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac out of government. But their overseer, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, has the. The mortgage industry is wary of potentially disruptive policy shifts.

Real Estate Owned (REO) FHFA is exploring new approaches to the disposition of foreclosed properties (real estate owned, or REO) owned by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s REO portfolios are now stable and their individual retail sales are achieving close to fair market values for the properties.

The federal housing finance agency (fhfa) announced a policy change on Wednesday that would allow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to sell existing REO properties to any qualified purchaser at fair.

Still, conversations surrounding the prospects, principles and policies of the GSE reform drove Tuesday’s discussion, as they will likely drive much of Director Calabria’s 5-year term atop the FHFA. Specifically, McLean pressed on his approach to orchestrating an end to Fannie and Freddie’s conservatorship.

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