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Freddie Mac considering backing single-family rentals

Financing rental homes could help alleviate shortage in US

Freddie Mac executives pushed to finance single-family rentals as early as 2012 but were stopped by FHFA officials.

New York

FREDDIE Mac is considering backing loans that finance single-family rental homes for the first time, mirroring a controversial transaction that Fannie Mae disclosed in January, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

The company's regulator is looking to allow...

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