Should the GSEs rent REO instead of selling at very low prices?
The government has choice to make with its REO. Based on past choices we have seen coming out of Washington, I suspect they will make the wrong choice, but with so much pressure to do the wrong thing, making the right choice is nearly impossible for most politicians. Government Weighs Turning Foreclosures Into Rentals By Nick Timiraos -- July 22, 2011, 11:28 AM ET There’s an 800-pound gorilla in the nation’s hardest-hit housing markets: hundreds of thousands of foreclosed properties are selling, and there’s four times as many potential foreclosures behind them. The Journal writes today that one idea gaining support in Washington is an effort to pull some of those properties off the market and rent them out, either…[READ MORE]