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Congresswoman wants to put Fannie, Freddie profits in escrow

Introduces bill to force action on GSE reform
Trey Garrison
A congress member wants to put profits from the government sponsored enterprises in escrow. Is it so crazy it just might work?
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Do we really need laws protecting the 30-year mortgage?

These guys say yes, yes we do
Trey Garrison
Three New England congressmen have introduced legislation designed to protect the fixed-rate 30-year mortgage and, they say, shield American taxpayers from future bailouts by reforming the housing finance system. Think it's a good idea?
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Pagliara: Government's profit sweeps of Fannie and Freddie put taxpayers at risk

Fannie, Freddie not adequately capitalized
Harry Gardner
The Hill ran an opinion piece from Tim Pagliara on how he thinks the status quo and the Third Amendment Sweep puts taxpayers more at risk. Here’s why.
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CMLA: Time to reduce the FHFA g-fees, mortgage insurance

Fannie, Freddie fees create an unnecessary cost
Trey Garrison
The lending association says that if the administration isn’t going to allow the GSEs to retain earnings to rebuild their capital base, then g-fees and mortgage insurance fees should be lowered. Here’s why.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: ‘Rehab recovery’ an opportunity for MBS investors

More voices join call for GSE recapitalization; Some not bad news for Ocwen
Trey Garrison
The opportunities for MBS investors are apparent in the economic fundamentals, and investors need to get used to the new normal.
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#Fanniegate goes viral on Twitter

There’s little middle ground in Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac war of words
Trey Garrison
There’s little middle ground in the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac war of words. If you’re on Twitter, you need to find the hashtag #Fanniegate. If you’re not on Twitter, don’t sweat it — we have the highlights.
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President to speak on Fannie, Freddie on Thursday

Unwinding GSEs unlikely; investors see possibilities for recovery
Trey Garrison
The fate of the GSEs is still uncertain, but the President will discuss housing, and some hope there's a chance shareholder rights could be restored if GSE reform continues to stall.
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Did FHFA’s Watt open the door to ending Fannie, Freddie conservatorship?

Civil rights groups join calls to bring GSEs out from nest
Trey Garrison
When Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt spoke before the Senate Banking Committee on Wednesday he opened the door to the possibility of ending the GSE conservatorship.
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Here’s what a GOP Senate means for Fannie and Freddie

And why we’ll all be watching
Trey Garrison
With Tuesday’s WWE beat down and Republicans now in in control of the Senate, the question becomes what will happen with housing and GSE reform.
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If Congress can’t end conservatorship, why won’t FHFA?

American Banker: Here’s a path out for the GSEs
Trey Garrison
What should be done with the GSEs, regardless of how the various shareholder suits come out?
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