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Short On Cash? A Change to Low-Downpayment Mortgage Pricing Might Help

The Urban Institute’s Laurie Goodman and Bing Bai explain low-downpayment options.

Got $157.3 Billion? Mortgage Bailouts Might Not Be Over

Profits are weakening, and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac might be even more fiscally fragile today than they were in 2008. That means a ripple in the housing market could leave taxpayers on the hook for another bailout. For that we can blame Congress and the White House, which never got around to fixing the companies after the mortgage meltdown. That indifference could cost us as much as $157.3 billion for a second bailout if the economy goes really south.

Is Housing Catching a Spring Chill?

Spring is a bad time for housing to catch a chill, but that’s the latest diagnosis from Fannie Mae’s monthly consumer survey. Attitudes toward homeownership hit a low in March, and more people think the economy is on the wrong track.

Taxpayers Are Still on the Hook for Fannie and Freddie

We all paid a price when the housing market came crashing down — $187.5 billion to bail out Fannie and Freddie alone. They’ve paid us back, with interest, but they haven’t been fixed.

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