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  • dell_stk dell_stk Mar 8, 2013 11:11 AM Flag

    Fannie Mae, was established in 1938 by amendments to the National Housing Act[5] after the Great Depression as part of FDR's deal

    The Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA), colloquially known as Fannie Mae, was established in 1938 by amendments to the National Housing Act[5] after the Great Depression as part of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal. Fannie Mae was established to provide local banks with federal money to finance home mortgages in an attempt to raise levels of home ownership and the availability of affordable housing.[6] Fannie Mae created a liquid secondary mortgage market and thereby made it possible for banks and other loan originators to issue more housing loans, primarily by buying Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insured mortgages.[7] For the first thirty years following its inception, Fannie Mae held a monopoly over the secondary mortgage market.[8]

    It was acquired by the Housing and Home Finance Agency from the Federal Loan Agency as a constituent unit in 1950.[9] In 1954, an amendment known as the Federal National Mortgage Association Charter Act[10] made Fannie Mae into "mixed-ownership corporation" meaning that federal government held the preferred stock while private investors held the common stock;[5] in 1968 it converted to a privately held corporation, to remove its activity and debt from the federal budget.[11] In the 1968 change, arising from the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, Fannie Mae's predecessor (also called Fannie Mae) was split into the current Fannie Mae and the Government National Mortgage Association ("Ginnie Mae").

    Ginnie Mae, which remained a government organization, supports FHA-insured mortgages as well as Veterans Administration (VA) and Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) insured mortgages. As such Ginnie Mae is the only home-loan agency explicitly backed by the full faith and credit of the United States government.[12]

    More info in
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fannie_Mae

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    • dell, thank for the post. My main concern is just ( 5 )

      .......... ;[5] in 1968 it converted to a privately held corporation, to remove its activity and debt from the federal budget ..........

      The situation in the old days is not like today.

      1/ In 1968, FNMA is " mixed-ownership " between government who held preferred & private who held common. It did not mention the percentage of the mixed-ownership

      2/ So when FNMA converted to 100% private, it also did not mention how the common worked

      3/ But FNMA today is goverment who held 79.99% preferred & private who held common for the rest.

      If FNMA will be one more time converted to private, do you have any idea how the common work ?

 
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