Friday, October 09, 2009 - Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Now FHA - Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Now FHA: "Housing Mess: A huge, government-run housing agency shows massive losses and needs a bailout. Fannie Mae? Freddie Mac? No. It's the Federal Housing Administration, in a bad case of financial-meltdown deja vu.

The FHA, which insures mortgages made by first-time buyers with low down payments, says it may need a bailout because it will have losses of — get this — $54 billion. And how did it lose all that? By backing home loans made to people who couldn't pay them off.

Where have we heard this before?"


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