GSE Reform Archive

Sen. Isakson: 10-year Phase-out of GSE Backstop

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) is drafting legislation that would phase out the federal backstop role in the secondary mortgage market over 10 years while leaving a private company that’s created to replace...
February 2, 2011

Banks, MID, and GSE Reform Covered in NAR’s First Virtual Town Hall

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine In an effort to get a better sense of the challenges REALTORS® face in today’s market and explain to members NAR’s positions and actions on key issues, the Leadership Team held its...
January 25, 2011

Feds GSE Reform Meeting: Keep Guarantees

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine As I write this, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is in Washington at the Treasury building discussing with a group of academics and business leaders what the home mortgage finance system should...
August 17, 2010

NAR Leadership: Legislative Efforts Loom for REALTORS®

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine In the wake of recent legislative successes, including the extension and expansion of the home buyer tax credit and the restoration of the rural housing program, more challenges remain for REALTORS®, NAR...
August 6, 2010