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My Meeting With the FHFA

Brian Penny | Posted 10.05.2013 | Business
Brian Penny

Three years ago, I would've given anything for someone in the media or government to listen to me. I figured out how the banks were fixing the system ...

Watchdog: Mortgage Giants Spending Too Much Defending Former Execs

AP | MARCY GORDON | Posted 02.22.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. government regulator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac must do a better job limiting legal expenses paid by the two mortgage giant...

Loren Berlin

National Mortgage Settlement All But Inevitable As California, New York Join Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Loren Berlin | Posted 02.09.2012 | Business

A settlement between the nation's largest banks and the government over allegations of widespread mortgage fraud could come as early as Thursday, capp...

As Evidence Against Lenders Piles Up, Federal Prosecutors Have Stayed On Sidelines

Posted 12.22.2011 | Business

Four years after the banking system nearly collapsed from reckless mortgage lending, federal prosecutors have stayed on the sidelines, even as jud...

U.S. Apartment Market Rebounding Past Recovery

Posted 11.18.2011 | Business

The U.S. apartment market has recovered and is expanding, with vacancies expected to remain steady at 5.5 percent in 2012 and then fall below pre-...

Report: Federal Housing Administration May Require A Bailout By Next Year's End

Posted 11.15.2011 | Business

The Federal Housing Administration's cash reserves have dropped so low that there is a close to a 50 percent chance it could run out of funds and ...

Regulator: Fannie, Freddie Million-Dollare Bonuses Are Necessary

Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

The regulator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on Thursday defended their million-dollar executive bonuses which have come under fire given huge los...

Did Fannie Cause The Financial Crisis?

The New York Review of Books | Jeff Madrick and Frank Partnoy | Posted 12.14.2011 | Business

Amid the current financial turmoil, the causes of the crisis that just preceded it—the bursting of the housing bubble—are being badly distorted. S...

WATCH: A Man With 5 Tiny Homes in His Backyard: Micro-Architecture as Punk Rock

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 12.04.2011 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

2011-10-04-Screenshot20111004at12.38.52PM.jpg He builds small and he works with a micro-budget. His Gottagiddaway AKA "$100 homeless hut" was built for about that.