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Single Security Praised by Urban Institute

Posted To: MND NewsWire

The single agency security toward which the GSEs, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and their regulator, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), have been working for several years, is not yet operative, but it just got a round of applause. Linda Goodman, Codirector of the Urban Institute’s (UI’s) Housing Finance Policy Center, and associates Bing Bai and Jim Parrot, writing in UI’s Housing Wire blog say the new security will save taxpayers millions of dollars while making the market more responsive to borrowers and lenders. The GSE’s have each issued their own mortgage-backed security for more than four decades but the securities issued by Freddie Mac have historically traded at a lower price than those issued by Fannie Mae. A subsidy was often required to equalize pricing so originators would…(read more)

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