By Joseph Lawler | 09/05/14 04:21 PM
The Congressional Budget Office just released an estimate of a bill that cleared the Senate Banking Committee in May and has failed to gain traction in the Senate.
09/05/14 06:00 AM
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Connecticut man has admitted taking about $1.5 million in bribes while serving as the executive director of the West Haven Housing Authority. U.S. Attorney Deirdre Daly says 55-year-old Michael Siwek of North Haven pleaded guilty Thursday in...
By Joseph Lawler | 09/02/14 09:07 PM
In a major speech in May, Watt announced that he would be redirecting the agencies' mission from shrinking Fannie and Freddie's market footprint toward expanding mortgage credit.
By Joseph Lawler | 09/02/14 12:36 PM
The FHFA proposal calls for the agency to buy more refinancing mortgages for low-income families and to increase Fannie Mae's goals for low-income families in multifamily units.
09/02/14 11:00 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose in July but at a slower rate compared with earlier this year. The moderating price increases could help support sales. Real estate data provider CoreLogic said Tuesday that prices rose 7.4 percent in July from July 2013. That was slightly below June's...
By Mark Tapscott | 08/29/14 08:26 PM
Congress banned federal funding for ACORN in 2009 after years of allegations of misuse and corruption, but many of its local chapters reorganized under new names and continued their previous operations.
By Joseph Lawler | 08/27/14 08:10 AM
Federal rules are scaring home lenders from making loans to anyone without excellent credit, a dynamic that top economic policymakers say is holding back the nation's economic recovery.
By David M. Drucker | 08/26/14 10:18 AM
Rep. Paul Ryan said in an interview on Monday that he favors limiting the home mortgage tax deduction to "middle income people" but opposes curbing deductions for contributions to charity.
By Joel Kotkin | 08/25/14 01:11 PM
If high-density development dominates the country's future, expect far fewer Americans -- and far more rapid aging of the population.
By Joseph Lawler | 08/25/14 01:23 PM
Sales of new homes fell short of expectations in July, as the U.S. housing market fails to recover quickly enough to contribute to a stronger economic recovery. The Census Bureau reported Monday morning that 412,000 new single-family homes were sold in July, well below the roughly 430,000 that...
By Joseph Lawler | 08/21/14 10:11 AM
The Department of Justice said that it would be the single largest settlement with a U.S. business in history. The agreement includes $9.65 billion in cash paid out to federal and state agencies, and nearly $7 billion in consumer relief to borrowers hurt by the mortgage crisis.
By Michael Barone | 08/19/14 02:21 PM
Parents have to pay lots more for things that are largely provided by or heavily regulated by government -- education (including child care) and health care.
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