Cost of the Fannie, Freddie BailoutAccording to the National Association of Realtors®, the government estimated last week that the bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is likely to cost U.S. taxpayers $154 billion. This is more than originally estimated, but less than what the government called a worse-case scenario.Fannie and Freddie have already withdrawn $135 billion. They are expected to seek another $19 billion by 2013 to offset mortgage crisis losses."It cost a lot less than what people feared, largely because the economy has stabilized," Moody's Chief Economist Mark Zandi says.October 31 2010 - US00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.