Items Tagged with 'Ed Haldeman'


  • Letting go of Fannie and Freddie

    Efforts to find a solution to the government-sponsored enterprises continue to spin in circles. This is especially frustrating for Federal Housing Finance Agency Acting Director Ed DeMarco and the CEOs of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. To date, the only meaningful change is the move to abolish bonuses for the chief executives.
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  • Get ready for a housing triple dip

    The spring buying season is showing early promise with an 11% rise in April from the record low in March. One would hope the good news would lead to rising home prices. At the REthink Symposium held by HousingWire early this week, some market analysts felt prices may appreciate somewhat on the weak rise in demand. If so, it won't last. And if that price appreciation marks the end of the double dip, then it's time we prepare for the triple dip. Furthermore, brace yourself for a sector that will keep seeing its share of scoops.
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  • Freddie CEO: GSEs provide steady calm amid ever-changing financial markets

    Ah, change. I love/hate it. Between December 1998 and August 2006, I had 10 different addresses. I guess the anticipation of a new place to put my stuff always outweighed the dreadfulness of moving it all. The change was usually good in the end, but, man, I hated the actual move. Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae are about to change. Something's going to happen. Make them completely private. Abolish them. Enhance them. Change is all-but-assured to happen and most likely sooner rather than later.
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