Oct 24, 2012 The Justice Department says Countrywide Financial -- which B of A bought in 2008 -- cranked out bad home loans without proper checks to make sure they were legit, and then sold those mortgages to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Sep 14, 2012 This week, Fannie and Freddie quietly put out some "clarifying language" that could mean a lot to some beleaguered homeowners in California and in other states.
Aug 17, 2012 Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac get some slack on repaying government bailout funds. But they’ll have to shrink their businesses faster than planned.
Aug 17, 2012 There's word this morning that the Treasury Department is going to revamp its financial relationship with the mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Aug 8, 2012 Rising home prices contribute to profits for the bailed-out mortgage lenders. Higher home prices should help the real estate market and homebuyers, too.
Jul 5, 2012 The home lender Countrywide gave preferential treatment to members of Congress, their staffs and employees of Fannie Mae in order to win influence in government, according to a long-awaited review by a House committee.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Mar 19, 2012 Some of Wall Street's biggest firms want to bid on pools of foreclosed properties being sold by Fannie Mae to rent them out. What does that mean for investors and how might it affect homeowners?
Feb 13, 2012 Federal and state authorities have reached an agreement with big banks on abusive foreclosure practices. What does this mean for states like Maryland?
Dec 23, 2011 The payroll tax cut is expected to be extended for another two months. How will lawmakers come up with the billions it's going to cost?