Los Angeles, CA (PressExposure) June 05, 2009 -- The National Association of Realtors has a message it would like to get across and that message is that "America needs Fannie and Freddie." Who are these people that we have been hearing a lot about in the news lately? They are Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
According to Realtor Frances Martinez who was the speaker representative at a House Financial Services Subcommittee hearing on June 3, 2009, "Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac serve an important role in expanding homeownership and providing a solid foundation for our nation's housing financial system...Unlike private secondary market investors, Fannie and Freddie remain active in housing markets during downturns, using their federal ties to facilitate mortgage finance and support homeownership opportunities for all qualified borrowers."
Fannie and Freddie are government sponsored organizations that basically insure the success of our nation's housing system, the cornerstone of our economy. Fannie and Freddie work to make sure that all Americans have and will continue to have access to the fair and affordable mortgages. Just think, without Fannie and Freddie, when the market crashed, there would have been no alternative and all housing sales would have essentially come to a dead stop and this would have thrown our country into a deeper economic crisis.
All in all, Fannie and Freddie basically guarantee that there will be a secondary mortgage markets where people can safely and securely buy their homes and achieve the American dream. Getting a mortgage can be a scary thing. Thankfully, we have a country, a government and a system in place to make sure that the days of predatory lending and fraudulent behaviors in the lending industry are behind us.