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Volume 14 - Number 1

January 10, 2014

GSEs Rush to Resolve Repurchase Demands With Year-End Deals

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac rushed to wrap up their legacy loan issues as 2013 wound to a close with multiple announcements of buyback settlements tied to loans originated prior to 2009. On Dec. 30, Fannie announced a $591 million agreement with Wells Fargo to resolve repurchase requests on certain loans originated prior to 2009.

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After the November elections, how long will it take for a new Congress and White House to pass GSE reform legislation?

I’m confident a bill will be passed the first year.


2 to 3 years. GSE reform is complicated.


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