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Fannie Mae: From Ward of the State to Cash Cow

When Fannie Mae was bleeding cash back in 2008, the government took it into conservatorship, which allowed Fannie Mae to draw funds from the Treasury to stay afloat. In return, the government took senior preferred shares of the company. Fannie … Continue reading

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Next Boom? ‘Spec’ Homes Are Back

“We’ve seen the listings in the market drop dramatically. It’s been way, way down for months and months and months. The wave of foreclosures hasn’t come to us in a way that impacts the market. Investors are coming in and … Continue reading

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With Home Listings Low, ‘Spec’ Building Is Back

“We’ve seen the listings in the market drop dramatically. It’s been way, way down for months and months and months. The wave of foreclosures hasn’t come to us in a way that impacts the market. Investors are coming in and … Continue reading

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Home Builders Hedge Their Bets on Housing Recovery

Page 1 of 2 | Next PageShow Entire Article Several of the nation’s largest public home builders reported earnings this week, and I was struck by the way their CEOs spoke of the current state of housing, especially in what … Continue reading

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