Posted by Jonathan J. Miller -Friday, March 23, 2012, 8:40 PM
Had a fun discussion with Aaron Task and Dan Gross over at Yahoo! Finance’s The Daily Ticker.
Dan Gross wrote a column based on the interview called: Should Fannie Mae Sell Foreclosed Homes in Bulk to Hedge Funds? Dan asks the question:
What could go wrong? Well, as Aaron Task and I discuss with Jonathan Miller, president and chief executive officer of appraisal firm Miller Samuel and proprietor of the authoritative Matrix real estate blog, pretty much everything.
From the heavy comment volume on the post, I’d say the take for Yahoo! Finance readers to Dan’s question was: NO
Posted by Jonathan J. Miller -Tuesday, June 15, 2010, 12:05 AM
I have a conversation with Mark Willis, a Resident Research Fellow at the Furman Center for Real Estate & Urban Policy at New York University.
He is the co-author of Improving U.S. Housing Finance through Reform of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: Assessing the Options along with Ingrid Gould Ellen and John Napier Tye. This white paper was completed as part of the What Works Collaborative, a foundation-supported partnership that conducts timely research and analysis to help federal, state and local housing policy-makers frame and implement evidence-based housing and urban policy agendas.
The paper is essential reading as we go through a period of financial reform. The report is described as a timely assessment of alternative proposals for the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, ranging from nationalization to dissolution. The paper explains the role Fannie and Freddie have played, explores the goals a healthy secondary market for both single- and multifamily housing should serve, and develops a framework to help understand and evaluate the various proposals for reform.
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