American Monetary Association

Jason Hartman talks with Barry Zigas, Senior Fellow at Consumer Federation of America. Barry shares a brief, descriptive history lesson on how Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac came to be. Barry and Jason discuss the low and middle-income housing crisis and what factors contribute to homeownership rates. 

Barry Zigas joins Jason Hartman to discuss student loans compared to home loans. Is this similar to a problem we’ve seen in the recent past? How does the shortage of affordable new homes drive inflation?

Key Takeaways:

[1:00] Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were both created by acts of congress. 

[4:30] Is the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac mission to increase homeownership?

[6:20] Let’s talk about global home ownership comparisons.

[11:00] What factors contribute to homeownership rates?

[12:15] There’s still discrimination in the mortgage markets.

[14:30] Redlining is a term defined as a percentage of non-white people living in a community.

[16:45] How much of the community reinvestment act is to blame for the great recession?

[21:00] Student loans compared to home loans, is this a perpetual problem?

[24:00] There’s a tremendous shortage of affordable new homes to buy, which is part of what’s driving inflation.

[27:20] San Francisco, what caused its high prices throughout history, and will that change from COVID-19?

[34:00] COVID-19 has employment implications, which will translate to housing implications.



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