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Private lending isn't going into housing, in any case:

U.S. private lenders not ready to replace Fannie, Freddie: regulator | Reuters

(Reuters) - The regulator of government-controlled mortgage finance firms Fannie Mae (FNMA.OB) and Freddie Mac (FMCC.OB) said on Sunday he would not oppose them having a smaller presence in the market but private capital had to be ready to take over first.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon May 19th, 2014 at 02:30:21 AM EST
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