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Volume 2014 - Number 4

January 30, 2014

New Legal Argument to Challenge GSEs’ Ability to Foreclose By Advertisement in MI Being Thwarted

One of the complications of the federal government’s takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has been the injection of uncertainty over whether the two government-sponsored enterprises can foreclose by advertisement due to Uncle Sam’s control of the companies. That has bred some novel legal arguments against the GSEs’ ability in this regard, but they have met with mixed results thus far. “Over the past several months, one of the newer arguments challenging foreclosure by borrowers is...

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