Mortgage REITs could play larger role as GSEs scale back

01/30/2012 | REIT.com

Mortgage REITs are well-positioned to assume a larger role in the housing finance market. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are likely to see their own role scaled back, and if that happens, the private sector will need to fill the void. "Mortgage REITS may thus have a significant opportunity in the years ahead to expand their presence in the home mortgage and MBS markets," said Calvin Schnure, NAREIT's vice president for research and industry information.

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