Investors want a piece of Fannie, Freddie

The newest wrinkle in trying to wind down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? Investors want a piece of the mortgage giants, The Washington Post reports.

With the housing market bouncing back, investor groups have made offers in recent weeks to either buy a stake in Fannie or Freddie, or take over key parts and run them as private entities. 

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The federal government bailed out Fannie and Freddie during the fiscal crisis, but is expected to get paid back in full by next year.