REIT investors speculate on impact of Fannie, Freddie takeover

09/10/2008 | Wall Street Journal (free content), The · Seeking Alpha

Investors speculated on the impact of the government's takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on apartment and mortgage REITs. The agencies control more than 90% of the market for multifamily financing. Additionally, they guarantee the mortgage-backed securities held by many mortgage REITs, and the government's explicit support for the agencies should benefit these companies.

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