See related articles: 4 ways to fix housing finance How to fix housing policy What role should government play? The Obama administration is gathering public opinion on how to improve the housing finance system, including the operations of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the federal government's role in the system. The Treasury Department released questions last week seeking comment from the public, and Inman News asked real estate professionals to weigh in on some of these questions. Responses to one of those questions follows, and other questions are addressed in separate articles.How should the housing finance system support sound market practices? Sam RothPrincipal brokerCentury 21 Best Realty Inc.Coos Bay, Ore. Congress should stay out of the real estate lending business and let the lenders decide what is in their best interest as far as creating a secure loan. The risk should be on the backs of the lenders making the loa...
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