管理着抵押贷款融资巨头房利美（Fannie Mae）和房地美（Freddie Mac）的联邦住房金融机构（The Federal Housing Finance Agency），正在考虑向投资者出售其库存（大多数通过取消抵押房产赎回权而获得），希望投资者再将这些和房产销售或者出租，从而能够帮助稳定房地产市场。
Government-owned homes: For rent?
U.S. home sales are still struggling to rebound, but the rental market has been much more resilient. And it's this narrow bright spot that may suggest one prescription for the hundreds of thousands of government-owned homes for sale at deep discounts.
The Federal Housing Finance Agency, which regulates mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, is considering proposals for selling its inventory (most of which was acquired through foreclosures) to investors. The hope is that they would in turn sell or rent them out and potentially help stabilize the housing market.
Needless to say, most of these homes are concentrated in regions hit hardest by the housing crisis -- Nevada, Arizona and California. And they're in markets where the rate of vacancies for rentals is largely higher than the national average of 9.2%.
With the help of Trulia.com, here's a sampling of homes that could go up for rent, and the top 10 metro areas where these properties are clustered.
Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
Area rental vacancy rate: 13.3%
Area home price drop since peak: 59.6%
Home sale price: $65,000 or an estimated payment of $382/month
Features: Three-bedroom, two bathroom single-family home built in 1970