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.
Sep 6, 2012 Thanks to financial disclosure rules, we know what Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke pays on his mortgage.
Sep 5, 2012 If you live in a state that suffers from severe weather, finding good homeowners insurance is getting more difficult as weather patterns grow more extreme. So what do you do if the insurance company drops you?
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 20, 2012 An LAPD police officer gives a tour of his precinct in Watts and the blight foreclosed homes have wrought upon the neighborhood. The City of Los Angeles says the banks who own the homes should be responsible for the upkeep of the foreclosures.
Aug 13, 2012 Your friends and you have been through a lot together -- but do you think you can buy a house with them?
Aug 10, 2012 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today proposed new rules for the companies that service your mortgage. The proposed reforms seem to mandate a big upgrade in customer service.
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.
Aug 1, 2012 A federal housing regulator is rejecting a White House plan to help borrowers who are underwater on their mortgages. That means they owe more than their homes are worth and there are about 11 million people in that category. The Federal Housing Finance Agency said the potential benefits of cutting mortgage balances for those people don't outweigh the costs.