Senators want to see Fannie, Freddie REO plan

Foreclosed homes may be converted into rentals

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As Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac continue to take possession of foreclosed homes at a rapid pace, Senate Democrats are voicing their impatience with their management of real estate owned (REO) properties.

On Aug. 10, Fannie and Freddie’s regulator, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), along with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Treasury Department announced that they were exploring options for allowing bulk sales of homes to investors and converting Fannie, Freddie and Federal Housing Administration (FHA) REOs in some markets into rental properties.