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The top 10 critical issues facing GSE reform

Urban Institute: Reform in limbo
Brena Swanson
Almost six years into conservatorship and barely any progress has been made to reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac or create a new housing system. But before reform can even happen, the Urban Institute said these 10 design issues need to be addressed.
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Here's the reaction to the latest Fannie, Freddie reform proposal

Waters' plan joins three others already in consideration
Ben Lane
With the release of GSE reform legislation from Representative Maxine Waters, there are now four different proposals to wind down Fannie and Freddie and create a new mortgage market structure in the U.S. But have we reached the saturation point of GSE reform proposals?
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Breaking down the three GSE reform measures

SFIG compares Johnson-Crapo, Corker-Warner and PATH
Trey Garrison
The Structured Finance Industry Group has put together a side-by-side comparison of three major GSE reform packages currently floating around Capitol Hill.
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4 ways the Johnson-Crapo bill benefits affordable housing

Bill surpasses Corker-Warner reform bill
Brena Swanson
The Johnson-Crapo bill to reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac outpaced past reform options, factoring in special factors to cater to affordability.
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3 reasons the Urban Institute is excited about Johnson-Crapo

Johnson-Crapo a good first start, UI senior fellow says
Trey Garrison
Ellen Seidman, a part-time senior fellow at the Urban Institute, says that Johnson-Crapo is something that most in the housing industry forgot could happen – a thoughtful, bipartisan bill.
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3 dangers housing finance faces in 2014

Ambiguous, complex, and inconsistent enforcment ahead
Trey Garrison
When a law's effect is determined by how it is enforced, and when there's a new model of regulation by people who don't understand what they're regulating — that's not a good place to be.
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Corker-Warner bill a triple threat to recovery, trio says

Urge lawmakers not to repeat the mistakes of the past
Sarah Wheeler
The Corker-Warner bill creates more problems than it solves and creates uncertainty in the housing market, according to three financial industry insiders.
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GSE reform proposals next on the to-do list

Housing recovery prompts Congress to move forward with GSE restructuring
Christina Mlynski
There seems to be a bipartisan commitment to encouraging private capital to re-enter the housing market, while winding down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s dominance in the space.
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Corker-Warner bill likely to be scrubbed

Current first-loss position for private capital viewed as too high
Kerri Ann Panchuk
Three U.S. Senators remain doubtful that Rep. Mel Watt will be named FHFA Director this year. They're equally inclined to think the Corker-Warner GSE Reform Bill is due for a scrubbing, with a push in Congress to reduce the 10% threshold for private capital first-risk.
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