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October 2, 2014

Short Takes: No ‘Dead Cat’ Bounce for Fannie, Freddie Stocks / General Custer and the GSEs / One Borrower, Multiple (Investor) Loans with FHA / FHFA Wins Another Court Case Too

By Paul Muolo and

So, is now a good time to buy into Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? It's a game not for the faint of heart.

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Poll

With rates higher this year, there has been talk of lenders liberalizing their underwriting standards in an effort to increase volume and make up for lower refis.

Do you think your shop will loosen standards over the coming three months?

Yes, but not by much.

47%

Yes, by a lot.

5%

Yes and, heck, we may even do non-QM lending.

14%

No, not at all.

26%

No and we may even tighten credit.

7%