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Top Former FDIC, Wells Fargo Execs Say Fannie and Freddie Must Go

The retired chairman and CEO of Wells Fargo and the former chairman of the FDIC are making no more bones about it: the say that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac caused the housing crisis and that the two now-federal entities have got to go. Richard M. Kovacevich, former CEO of Wells Fargo, and William M. Isaac, former FDIC chairman and Read full article »

New Jersey Braces for Foreclosure Onslaught while Christie Faces Criticism for Slow Action on Foreclosure Rescue Fraud Bill

Last December, state supreme court justice Stuart Rabner called a halt to foreclosures by some of the biggest banks in the country in the state of New Jersey, demanding that Bank of America, Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase and other major lenders cease and desist all foreclosures in the state until they had proven that they had dealt with potential consumer Read full article »

The Politics of Real Estate

Few industries are as profoundly impacted by the political machinations in Washington as the real estate industry. Whether it's old legislation like Jimmy Carter's Community Reinvestment Act or Barack Obama's massive mortgage bailouts, the U.S. political machine has a huge impact (usually bad) on the business of real estate.

Ideally, we could ignore politics. But here at the Bryan Ellis Real Estate Letter, we insist on seeing the world with clarity - including the reality of Washington's aggressive involvement in every facet of our business, from mortgage lending to real estate sales license; from loan modification regulations to appraisal requirements... every piece of our business is profoundly impacted by politics. So rather than stick our heads in the sand and ignore reality, readers of the Bryan Ellis Real Estate Letter choose to be informed and prepared.

About Bryan Ellis

Bryan Ellis is an Atlanta-based real estate analyst and publisher of the widely read newsletter "The Bryan Ellis Real Estate Letter". With over 200,000 subscribers - including real estate investors, agents, brokers, appraisers and other real estate professionals - the Bryan Ellis Real Estate Letter is among America's largest sources of unbiased coverage of politics and public policy for the real estate industry.

Bryan Ellis serves as editor in chief for the Bryan Ellis Real Estate Letter and is assisted by an extraordinary staff of writers, researchers and editors who are each real estate experts in their own right and who assure that the news we report is well researched, factual, and highly relevant to today's real estate industry.

Bryan is very happily married and has two wonderful daughters. He makes his home in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. You can contact the team at the Bryan Ellis Real Estate Letter here.