Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should bundle at least 200 REO properties in a given metropolitan area into one pool to attract bids by large investors that are willing to rent out single-family homes for at least three years, according to Laurie Goodman, a senior managing director Amherst Securities Group (ASG).

Goodman also told members of a Senate Banking panel that nonperforming loans also should be included in such GSE-centric REO pools.

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