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Volume 17 - Number 7

April 7, 2017

Industry Experts Say GSE Reform Unlikely Anytime Soon

While hopes were high for GSE reform with the incoming Trump administration, housing industry experts seem to agree that major changes at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may not happen anytime soon. Panelists at a housing finance conference sponsored by Moody’s agreed with the ratings agency’s sentiment and said that the policy environment is in flux and unpredictable with GSE reform unlikely in the near term. “The election of Donald J. Trump as president amid Republican control of Congress has created a new political landscape with potential implications for the U.S. housing and finance markets,” said Moody’s in a recap of the conference. “However, panelists at our conference saw targeted legislative or regulatory changes as...

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