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Republican senators fired up of the Federal Reserve.
Over 26 pages of policy recommendations on how to spur the housing market.
This is that.
Sent last week.
Completely out of the blue.
Highly controversial political issues.
New York fed president William Dudley went so far as to suggest getting Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into the rental housing business so did the Fed overstepped its role treading too far -- fiscal policy.
Click chart that is the executive vice president of Carrington mortgage holdings -- knows a thing or two about the market could he's been involved it for a long time.
What did you think the Fed's recommendations you've actually read every page of this.
I I have and and it's it's at least a comprehensive look at the housing market which to -- is really really focused on the pipeline of distressed properties.
Some of that some of the ideas are somewhat controversial but but the one that that really does carry some weight is the notion of -- out.
A lot of these vacant foreclosure properties that the real question is what's the best way to do that.
Well -- -- fear is you're gonna launch some massive federal government program to do that it's gonna fall on its face.
You know every effort we've seen in the housing market to try to fix it make it better his failed.
The best way to do it probably is for the agencies to sell off the assets get the inventory off their books.
And -- a third party manage those properties until time that there resold that gets Fannie and Freddie out of that part of the housing market.
And what's the markets Begin to heal on their -- Our -- to look -- -- at what this -- six page report calls for.
Getting Fannie and Freddie into the -- rental housing market as we said bridge loans for jobless borrowers.
More government assisted refinancings.
And principal reductions for underwater borrowers.
One of the things that's been talked about a lot lately are these refinancings government assisted refinancings.
For anybody who's under water so this doesn't necessarily go -- Doesn't stop people who are current on their mortgages they could actually take advantage of this program but it is highly controversial.
Because it would hurt bondholders.
What do you think of -- program.
This is not one of my -- parts of the white Paper it does hurt the bond holders.
You can make a pretty legitimate argument that you simply moving money from the investors who took a risk -- these these loans to the borrowers who took on the bad properties.
-- it's really probably not a good idea and even the white Paper if you read through it chairman Bernanke seems to indicate he's not really confident that's one of the ideas that -- -- -- One thing's interesting is -- the Paper was written in the first place and given to congress to consider policy.
Directions for solving the housing crisis and here's what Orrin hatch senator Orrin hatch of Utah had to say about this.
He says I warned that the white Paper -- to -- a fiscal policy.
And runs a risk of being perceived as advocacy.
For particular policy options well it absolutely does.
-- I don't ever remember hearing the Fed doing this so publicly.
I know the Fed is is historically -- a lot of things behind closed doors and -- -- very very careful about.
It is that the tenor of of normal conversation much less coming out with with advocating for policy.
So this is very unusual if it's probably an indication of just.
How dramatic the effect of the housing market meltdown has been on the overall economy and it's sort of a splash of cold face our -- water all over faces to tell us that.
Until we get the housing market rated it's almost impossible -- economy come back and meaningful way.
Fannie and Freddie executives fleeing.
The latest today.
Fanny may as CEO resigning.
No surprise there are but -- -- right.
I mean I don't want a look at I want Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that we that we have to get them in a position where they're actually functioning so we can get rid of them.
What needs to happen there.
In your view gradually we need to privatize a lot of the functions of Fannie and Freddie happened -- their number of planes financier and on Capitol Hill to do that.
The real challenge is to find somebody run these organizations right now when -- the right person in charge of of the -- the overall.
Agency business is been charged with kind of dissolving them.
So it's not a terribly attractive job for -- to take.
Well -- thanks for coming in tonight we really appreciate great to have the onset my.
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