It is time to close both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac—the government-sponsored mortgage giants. Read More.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac followed policies that enabled Americans to make low down payments on home purchases. This study analyzes how government-sponsored affordable lending efforts impacted homeownership rates. Read More.
This study finds that shutting down Fannie and Freddie during the test period of 1980–2010 would have slightly affected housing starts at the national and regional levels. Read More.
For decades, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac followed securitization policies that enabled Americans to make a low down payment when they purchased a house. Read More.
Clearly, economists are far from reaching a consensus on the roots of the boom-bust behavior in the real estate market. Read More.