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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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Towards a Targeted Homeownership Tax Credit

J. Michael Collins, Eric Belsky, Nicolas Retsinas • November 15, 1998

W98-5: Although the federal government provides tax incentives for homeownership, current tax provisions provide few incentives for lower-income families to buy a home…