Jan 4, 2013 Jumbo mortgages, too large to be backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, were hard to come by after the financial crisis. But in expensive real-estate markets like San Francisco, they're coming back.
Jan 3, 2013 Marketplace Economics Correspondent Chris Farrell says there is one bright economic spot to look forward to in the coming year: the housing market.
Dec 26, 2012 The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Obama administration is eying new relief for underwater homeowners. Who stands to gain from the program?
Dec 27, 2012 Some cities with high foreclosure rates actually have housing shortages now, not a glut of foreclosed houses on the market. President Obama's mortgage-relief plan has helped, but another factor is hedge funds investing in houses to rent out.
Dec 6, 2012 Home prices are up nationwide. The recent demand has been good for more than just realtors and lenders.
Nov 27, 2012 The housing market looks better, but what about the so-called shadow inventory?
Nov 23, 2012 The national foreclosure rate increased by more than 3 percent in October compared to the previous month. Some groups across the country are trying to change that by buying underwater mortgages and keeping families in their homes.
Nov 23, 2012 Some analysts believe home buyers' willingness to take out mortgages might be running ahead of banks' willingness to lend to them. But there are likely other factors at play.
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Nov 26, 2012 The Federal Housing Administration's annual report is due out this week, and there's concern that the agency, which insures more than a trillion dollars in mortgages, is in big financial trouble.