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. 

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