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Fannie and Freddie Changes Could Lower Housing Costs for Millions of Americans

Published on June 3, 2019 by Washington Post
Fannie and Freddie Changes Could Lower Housing Costs for Millions of Americans

Starting Monday, the U.S. government is making what’s widely described as the biggest change in a generation to the inner workings of the roughly $4.4 trillion market in mortgage-backed securities issued by the country’s two housing market giants, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. This change could mean lower housing costs for millions of Americans – or higher ones, depending on whom you ask.

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