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Obama Housing Plan

Shahien Nasiripour

Obama's Housing Plan Would Keep Government Involved In Mortgages | 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...

Ben Hallman

Romney's Housing Plan Long On Gripes, Short On Details | Ben Hallman | Posted 10.25.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- If elected president, Mitt Romney would reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, sell 200,000 vacant foreclosed homes owned by the government an...

Homes, Banks, and Politics: Round 2 of Settlement Talks

Mike Lux | Posted 06.06.2012 | Business
Mike Lux

There are two big ways for more mortgage write-downs to happen, and two big goals progressives should have for the financial fraud task force.

Policy Follies in the Housing Market: The First-Time Homebuyers Tax Credit

Dean Baker | Posted 04.14.2012 | Business
Dean Baker

If this policy had been proposed by liberals with the idea of helping the poor, its failure likely would have been a huge political issue in the 2012 election and likely for many years beyond.

Is There a Wikipedia to Go Dark for Homeowners?

David M. Abromowitz | Posted 04.07.2012 | Politics
David M. Abromowitz

Saying millions of families should wait until the "market clears" is the modern equivalent of "let them eat cake." Clearing the market is an economist's term for letting the tidal wave of foreclosures continue.

Michael McAuliff

Boehner Says Government Should Stop Helping Homeowners | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner thinks it's about time for the government to stop trying to aid people with underwater mortgages. Respondi...

Obama Draws Heat For Controversial Vegas Comments Ahead Of Trip

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.24.2011 | Politics

LAS VEGAS — President Barack Obama has a Sin City problem that won't go away. Obama is counting on Nevada's support for reelection next year. He ...

Up next in the housing crisis: Strategic default

Mark Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Miller

The next big issue is "strategic default" -- homeowners who can afford their payments but walk away from mortgages and accept foreclosure because they're facing financial stress.

"We were trained to mislead borrowers"

Adam Lioz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Lioz

One every 13 seconds. That's how many families are losing their homes to foreclosure. More than 8 million families are at risk. And, this is no...

Editorial: Obama's Housing Plan "Won't Fix The Problem"

New York Times | JOHN D. GEANAKOPLOS and SUSAN P. KONIAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TO stanch the hemorrhage of foreclosures, we don't need another bailout. What we need is a fix -- and the wisdom to see what is in our own self-intere...

Preventing Foreclosure: Government Incentives For Homeowners

New York Times | EDMUND L. ANDREWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Wednesday began the most ambitious effort since the 1930s to help troubled homeowners, offering lenders and ...

What is Fair?

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joe Peyronnin

These are not ordinary times, so extraordinary steps must be taken. While differences of opinion should be heard, at the end of the day actions must be taken now.

Obama Foreclosure Speech: Housing Plan (FULL TEXT)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama announced his plan to reduce foreclosures at Dobson High School in Mesa, Arizona Wednesday. The $75 billion plan could prevent up to 9 mi...

Obama May Press Banks To Cut Mortgage Payments | EDMUND L. ANDREWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- President Obama's plan to reduce the flood of home foreclosures will include a mix of government inducements and new pressure on lenders...