Over a year ago, on February 11, 2011 the Obama Administration first announced the winding down of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in its Housing Report. The Long Island Education Board's blog on the report can be found by clicking here.
Now, the process continues as Treasury just announced steps its undertaking to expedite the process by modifying its Preferred Stock Purchase Agreement with the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the conservator of Fannie and Freddie. To read Treasury's Press Report, click here.
According to Treasury, new steps are being implemented to prevent Fannie and Freddie from retaining a profit and reentering the market in their prior form.
The takeaway is that the decentralization of mortgages is no joke and is coming. Get ready.