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Did Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Just Admit Principal Reduction is Good?

Blog post   •   Mar 27, 2012 11:18 EDT

Did Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Just Admit Principal Reduction is Good?

March 26th, 2012 Share

Could Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac finally be willing to sign off on principal reduction as a way to keep homeowners out of foreclosure and in their homes?

Edward DeMarco, the acting head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency and de facto leader of the two GSEs has been steadfast in his opposition.

President Obama has made principal reduction priority one. It was one of the highlights of the mortgage settlement and many economists point to it as the way out of this housing mess.

But DeMarco still hasn’t budged, because he says principal reduction will cost the taxpayer money and isn’t good for Fannie and Freddie’s bottom line.

Except maybe it is.

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