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Why Conforming Loan Limits Should Be Part of Housing-Finance Reform -- But Aren't

Jed Kolko | Posted 06.29.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

The housing finance system -- as well as other national housing policies -- needs to serve a country where local home prices in some markets are 10 times as high as in others, and where local and state laws affect how much new construction is allowed, how long foreclosures take, and more.

Johnson-Crapo Housing Reform Guided by Weapons of Mass Deception About Affordable Housing Goals

Marc H. Morial | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
Marc H. Morial

Instead of expanding homeownership opportunities, the Johnson-Crapo proposal tells working and middle-class families that homeownership will be reserved for the fortunate few. That is simply wrong, and we can do better.

The Financial Meltdown Bailout Guy Has More to Say: Hank Paulson on His New Documentary

Nell Minow | Posted 04.06.2014 | Business
Nell Minow

As Paulson says with regret in the film, that program had a worse approval rating with the public than torture. People were asking, "Why were those fat cats being given money while I am losing my house?"

Why a Better Housing Finance Solution Shouldn't Be the Enemy of the Best Solution

Dr. Stan Humphries | Posted 11.16.2013 | Business
Dr. Stan Humphries

After months of robust home value appreciation, the U.S. housing market recovery is on very solid footing. We can now begin to turn away from housing's ugly recent history and start contemplating its future, specifically the future of housing finance.

Shahien Nasiripour

Obama's Housing Plan Would Keep Government Involved In Mortgages

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. government may continue to play an outsized role in the nation’s roughly $10 trillion home loan market under a proposal Presi...

As Americans Struggle to Climb Economic Ladder, Corker-Warner GSE Reform Effort Falls Badly Short

John Taylor | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics
John Taylor

This is a perilous time for opportunity in America. The housing crisis, which stemmed from a terrible confluence of malfeasant lending, Wall Street ma...

Shahien Nasiripour

Obama Calls For End To Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- The Obama administration outlined three options Friday to change the way home loans are financed, calling for the slow death of mortgage g...

Fannie, Freddie May Forgive Mortgage Debt For Some Borrowers: Reuters

James Pethokoukis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Main Street may be about to get its own gigantic bailout. Rumors are running wild from Washington to Wall Street that the Obama administration is abou...