Many experts say reducing mortgage principal can help troubled homeowners avoid foreclosure and stay in their homes. But the regulator who oversees two of the nation's largest mortgage holders, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, has rejected the idea. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: The Bailout Of Fannie And Freddie
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Freddie Mac
Housing Guy Apologizes For Housing Bubble
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