THE BASIS POINT

Linkage: Romney or Obama more likely to wind down Fannie & Freddie?

Originations linkfest … good catch-up reading for the weekend.

ELECTION 2012
– Obama/Romney ignoring housing (for now) because it’s too complicated (Nick Timiraos, WSJ)

– Romney housing plan not much of a plan (Suzy Khimm, WaPo)

– And here’s Romney’s housing plan, released this week (Romney Housing Plan)

– Why Obama may be more likely to wind down Fannie/Freddie (Dan Freed, TheStreet)

ROAD TO RECOVERY
– Homebuilders Don’t Have Enough Workers To Meet Demand (Diana Olick, CNBC)

– Geting to know underwater homeowners (Stan Humphries, Zillow)

LOAN PRODUCTS
– FHA May Be A Great Option For Higher Loan Amounts (Rhonda ‘MortgagePorter’)

– Should You Pay Down Your Mortgage? (bond manager David Schawel, CFA)
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