Investors are sniffing around the two mortgage companies, but the effect on rates is unclear.
President Barack Obama outlined a plan to overhaul the U.S. housing finance system and help refinancers and homebuyers.
Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac backed 4 in every 5 mortgage loans originated last year.
The new head of Fannie and Freddie is mum on his plans.
Will hassle-free loan modifications finally help some borrowers?
The government takes further steps to exit the mortgage business.
Who’s the latest loser in one of the largest banking scams in history? Fannie, Freddie and you.
Mortgage borrowers whose homes were damaged by Superstorm Sandy may get some mortgage relief.
Prosecutors allege that defective loans were intentionally sold to Fannie and Freddie.
Mortgage borrowers in five states would have to pay more for their loans starting next year.