Corker Says BPC Housing Reform Proposal Headed in Right Direction, Credits Report’s Focus on Restoring Private Mortgage Capital and Resolving Legal Limbo of Fannie & Freddie


    WASHINGTON, DC – February 25, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Responding to a housing reform report from the Bipartisan Policy Center, U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R- Tenn., a member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, credited the proposal for focusing on putting “substantial private capital in front of the government” and “resolving the legal limbo” of government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which own or guarantee roughly half all mortgages in the U.S. at a total value of more than $5 trillion. Fannie and Freddie were taken into government conservatorship in 2008 and have already cost taxpayers $137 billion.

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