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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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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…
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Estimating Economic Impacts of Community Lending

J. Michael Collins, Eric Belsky, Micky Tripathi • July 15, 1999

W99-7: This paper provides a step-by-step approach to understanding and estimating the economic benefits of helping lower-income households buy and own their first home…