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Politics and Real Estate in the U.S.

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business
Daniel Wagner

Regardless of who becomes President in 2016, or what the composition of Congress may be, hard choices will continue to need to be made about a whole range of issues, such as how much funding should be allocated to subsidize mortgages or support affordable housing

Subprime By Another Credit Score Still Subprime

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 07.11.2012 | Money

Subprime mortgage lenders have not gone away. They're just getting new tools in order to reach the poorest borrowers. The creditworthiness of Ameri...

Catherine New

New Credit Score Aims To Bring More People Into Lending Fold | Catherine New | Posted 06.14.2012 | Money

The poorest consumers, currently living off the financial grid, may soon be pulled back onto it in an unexpected way. Experian, a data collection a...

Renting Out Foreclosed Homes Ready To Become Big Business

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.13.2012 | Business

The business of turning foreclosed homes into rentals is set to boom. The practice could be a $100 billion industry this year, according to a rep...

Catherine New

A Scarlett Letter On Economic Life | Catherine New | Posted 12.08.2011 | Business

Thanks to a new kind of credit score, more borrowed money may end up in the hands of the increasing number of Americans who are sliding down the econo...

A Housing Market Divided: The Rich And Everyone Else

AP | By MICHELLE CONLIN | Posted 11.22.2011 | Business

-- In America, it's starting to feel as if there are two housing markets. One for the rich and one for everyone else. Consider foreclosure-ravaged D...

Spring Buying Sends Home Prices Up In Most Cities

AP | DEREK KRAVITZ | Posted 10.30.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Spring buying pushed home prices up for a third straight month in most major U.S. cities in June. But the housing market remains sh...

11 Million Americans Owe More Than Their Home Is Worth

AP | DEREK KRAVITZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans who owe more on their mortgages than their homes are worth rose at the end of last year, preventing many pe...

Housing Collapse Badly Underestimated By Realtors' Report

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - A housing trade association is examining the possibility that the data it releases underestimated the collapse of the housing industr...

Number Of Underwater Mortgages Falls, Thanks To Foreclosures

AP | By ALEX VEIGA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LOS ANGELES -- Foreclosures are helping to thin the ranks of U.S. homes with mortgages that exceed what the properties are worth, new data shows. R...

Nearly One Quarter Of Mortgage Borrowers Owe More Than Their Home Is Worth

DailyFinance | CHARLES HUGH SMITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By the end of the first quarter of 2010, the number of mortgaged residential properties with negative equity had declined slightly to 11.2 million, do...

Wells Fargo's 'College-Application-Type Essays' Violate Fair Housing Act | TARA SIEGEL BERNARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

When Linda Falcão applied for a mortgage from Wells Fargo, she didn't realize she would be required to write the type of essay that's more commonly i...

Inflated Home Appraisals Key In Plaintiff's Lawsuit Against Banks

New York Times | GRETCHEN MORGENSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Recent filings by two Federal Home Loan Banks -- in San Francisco and Seattle -- offer an intriguing way to clear this high hurdle. Lawyers representi...

Existing Homes Sales Sank 5.1 Percent In June

AP | ALAN ZIBEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Sales of previously occupied homes fell in June and are expected to keep sinking, indicating that the housing market's troubles are...

On the Foul Line with the Chamber of Commerce

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

Like LeBron James, the Chamber of Commerce's Tom Donahue knows who his Super Friends are: big business, the conservative, naysaying obstructionists in Congress and their candidates, poised to take back the majority.

The Fastest-Rising Home Prices In America: CoreLogic (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Nathaniel Cahners Hindman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Good news: According to CoreLogic, a California data company, from March 2009 to March 2010 national home prices rose 1.73 percent. The number migh...