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When Will the GSEs Exit Conservatorship?

Not much has happened as of late in the discussion of bringing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac out of conservatorship as current talks are in a “suspended animation” for the time being. Don Layton, former CEO of Freddie Mac, explores where conservatorship stands and what needs to happen in order for it to end.

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How Will the End of Conservatorship Impact the GSEs?

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On Thursday, the Executive Office of the President announced recommendations for significant changes to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Here’s how the new plan aims to end their conservatorship and reduce the role of the GSEs to “level the playing field with the private sector.”

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GSE Reform: What It Means for Borrowers

In the event of another market crash, congress is taking action to prevent further cost to taxpayers by introducing reform to the GSEs. However, how might this reform impact Fannie and Freddie's borrowers?

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Watt Calls GSEs ‘Not Sustainable,’ Urges Congressional Action

On Thursday, FHFA Director Melvin Watt told a senate committee that the future of the U.S. housing finance system is unsustainable as-is. He implored Congress to solve numerous tough questions involved in moving Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac out from under federal conservatorship. If not, taxpayers could be on the hook.

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The Week Ahead: Evaluating Conservatorship

On Thursday at 10 a.m. EST, the Senate Banking Committee will hold a hearing titled “The Status of the Housing Finance System After Nine Years of Conservatorship,” with Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Mel Watt serving as a witness. With Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac preparing for change under the current administration, the nine-year mark of the conservatorship of the GSEs could mean big changes.

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GAO: Conservatorship Needs to End

A study released by the Government Accountability Office found that the FHFA's actions as conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have created more, not less, uncertainty about the future of the housing finance system.

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