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What Do Runaway Home Prices Mean for the US?

Don Layton • October 6, 2021

On September 28, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), the regulator of Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and the Federal Home Loan Banks, reported its monthly index of house…
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The Role of Investors in Acquiring Foreclosed Properties in Boston

Chris Herbert, Lauren Lambie-Hanson, Irene Lew, Rocio Sanchez-Moyano • October 23, 2013

W13-6: As the housing bust accelerated in 2008, concerns mounted about the impact of rising foreclosure levels on low-income and minority communities where nonprime…
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How Deep Is the ‘Economic Moat’ Around the Two GSEs?

Don Layton • September 18, 2019

When policymakers focus on legislative reform of the two major government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs), a core principle widely espoused is to increase competition, to get…