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Mortgage / Housing bill saved by bipartisan Senate???


Yesterday Sentor Chris Dodd (D) and Senator Richard Shelby (R) two head of the banking committee in the Senate announced an agreement was reached.  The revised bill eliminates the use of taxpayer money to bail out lenders and spec investors.  The Senate version puts the financing responsibility on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac via a foreclosure relief affordable housing fund.  They wantt $500 million in available funds to be made in the 1st  year.  There is a provision that authorizes FHA to guarantee 30 year fixed mortgages after lenders have reworked them to lower balance that reflect current housing prices.

Conforming limits would be increased to a fixed $550,000 in the most expensive markets.

The bill also calls for a new Federal Housing Agency to be formed to oversee both Fannie and Freddie.

We will see if this gets passed or not, the Administrations seems to like it, but like all other proposals it is only going to help so many people.  Stay tuned for more......






Comment balloon 4 commentsBryan Flynn • May 20 2008 01:11PM


Bryan I am not so sure I like those bozos getting involved in anything.  I think they will drag it out longer instead of getting it over.

Posted by John Walters, Licensed in Louisiana (Frank Rubi Real Estate) about 12 years ago

agreed, thanks for commenting John.

Posted by Bryan Flynn, Central Mass and Worcester Mortgages (Regency Mortgage Corporation) about 12 years ago

To say that I'm going to keep my ears glued to this one is an understatement.

Posted by Chuck Willman, Utah Homes (Utah Homes) about 12 years ago

Bryan every little bit helps. Lets hope they continue to make strides to get things back on track.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) about 12 years ago