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Mark Gongloff

The Government Just Made It Easier To Buy A Home

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.23.2014 | Business

The U.S. government is about to make it easier for you to get a mortgage. Mel Watt, the new head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the regulat...

Saving Fannie and Freddie -- Part II

Harlan Green | Posted 07.11.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

The FHFA just announced that it will no longer allow Fannie and Freddie to purchase or guarantee so-called "non-qualified" mortgages with more than 30 years amortization or that have interest only payments, among other restrictions.

Jamie Dimon Just Earned Another Pair Of Cufflinks

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.12.2012 | Business

Ben Bernanke just can not stop rescuing banks. He's like a chocoholic, except for alcohol rescuing banks. Friday morning brought another example, w...

Why Is It So Hard to Get a Mortgage?

Doug Lebda | Posted 12.12.2012 | Money
Doug Lebda

Regulations pertaining to the housing and lending industries are a necessity, but so are clearly defined standards and requirements.

Ben Hallman

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Dial Back Loans To Low-Income Home Buyers

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 09.21.2012 | Business

When the Federal Reserve vowed last week to buy up $40 billion worth of home loans each month for the indefinite future, the hope was to finally stimu...

Ben Hallman

Housing Recovery, Despite Wall Street Claims, Still A Dream On Main Street

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 04.20.2012 | Business

If the U.S. housing market is experiencing a nascent recovery, it hasn't yet reached Gwinnett County, just outside of Atlanta. "Statistically, not ...

The End Of Fannie And Freddie?

wsj.com | NICK TIMIRAOS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

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What to Learn From Florida's Mortgage Meltdown

Mark Sunshine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Sunshine

What is happening in the Sunshine State could spread. And if it does, the financial markets will face another round of intense pressure that could be even tougher to contain than before.

A Marshall Plan For America's Housing Market

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - What will it take for the U.S. housing market to shake off the gloom? Even before some of the nation's biggest mortgage lenders...

What Should Be Done With Fannie And Freddie?

AP | ALAN ZIBEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The call from business for less government has a notable exception: the mortgage market. The Obama administration invited banking ...

Goldman's Response to the New York Times

Lucas van Praag | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lucas van Praag

On Sunday, the New York Times wrote another story about the relationship between Goldman Sachs and AIG. Their theories are contradictory and many of the supporting "facts" don't stand up to serious scrutiny. ‪

Fannie, Freddie, Forgotten In Reform Bills, May Ask Government For MORE Money

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Those who assumed that the recent round of TARP repayments by Citigroup and Wells Fargo signaled an end to the bailout era may want to think again. ...

Mortgage Market: U.S. Government Still Propping Up Real Estate: Newsweek

newsweek.com | Daniel Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

While the government has pacified the commercial finance, savings, and plain-vanilla banking sectors, it's sending reinforcements into the vast, resti...

USDA Mortgages: Zero-Down Government Loans Called "Subprime Beef"

BusinessWeek | Mara Der Hovanesian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Builders and lenders are dusting off a familiar pitch: mortgages with $0 down and 100% financing. The deals, which take advantage of a little-known lo...

Newsweek: Will Housing Prices Ever Recover?

Newsweek | Daniel Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The financial media are desperate to find good news in the troubled finance and housing sectors, the very industries that got us into this mess. This ...

HUD Program Encouraging People To Buy Homes They Can't Afford

Washington Independant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced last week that first-time homebuyers soon will be permitted to turn their $8...

Homebuilders' Confidence In Housing Recovery Hits All-Time Low

AP | ALEX VEIGA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LOS ANGELES — Homebuilders' confidence in a near-term housing recovery sank to a new all-time low this month, reflecting growing worries over th...

Private Mortgage Market Starting To Rise

New York Times | FLOYD NORRIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

THE private mortgage market in the United States -- almost moribund in the wake of the subprime crisis that bankrupted some lenders last year -- is sh...

Bush Readies Mortgage Aid Plan

Washington Post | Lori Montgomery and David Cho | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Bush administration is finalizing details of a plan to rescue thousands of homeowners at risk of foreclosure by helping them refinance into more a...

Writedowns Hit $120 Billion

Wall Street Journal | David Gaffen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The admissions of greater-than-expected writedowns from Swiss bank UBS, along with reports out of major Japanese institutions, means the total amount ...

Greenspan Defends Subprime Mortgage Markets

AP | JANE WARDELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan defended the U.S. subprime mortgage market, arguing the repackaging and sale to investors of risky home...