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Event: Conforming Loan Limits - How Will an Increase Impact the Economy

Anthony Randazzo
November 3, 2011, 10:48am

For all our Washington D.C., Northern Virginia, and Southern Maryland followers: On Capitol Hill tomorrow, I will be joining Ed Pinto (AEI) and Tony Sanders (George Mason) to speak about the impact increasing the conforming loan limits of Fannie, Freddie, and FHA would have on the economy. Some argue that it is necessary to return to $729,750 from the current $625,500 in order to ensure more mortgage origination and housing business. Others argue that in order for the housing market to recover the government needs to get out of the way and reducing the limits is a step in the right direction.

If you read my post from Tuesday (or much of anything else we've written on the GSEs), you can guess which side I fall on. So if you are available tomorrow morning and want to understand this issue in more depth, join us on Capitol Hill for a briefing and discussion on conforming loan limits. Here are the details:

Conforming Loan Limits – How Will an Increase Impact the Economy?

Date: Friday, November 4, 2011
Location: Rayburn Gold Room (2168)
Time: 8:30-10:00 AM

Breakfast will be provided.

RSVP to Sara Huneke at
Sponsored by American Enterprise Institute on the Hill

Please join us for a breakfast discussion on the following questions regarding Conforming Loan Limits: 


This event is free and open to the public. 

Anthony Randazzo is Director of Economic Research

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