Aug 9, 2013 Congress's proposed plans to phase out government-backed mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will almost certainly mean higher mortgage rates for consumers.
Aug 8, 2013 Richmond, Calif., is trying to help distressed homeowners by reducing the principal on their mortgages using eminent domain.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Aug 7, 2013 The government-backed mortgage lender just posted its second largest profit in history.
Aug 6, 2013 President Obama proposes phasing out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to shift mortgage-market risk from taxpayers to private banks
Aug 6, 2013 President Obama will be in Phoenix today, continuing his national tour focusing on the economy. The president is promoting home ownership for the middle class. But there is tension between Obama's message and the reality for many first-time buyers.
Aug 5, 2013 President Obama will give a speech in Phoenix on Tuesday about housing and the middle class.
Aug 5, 2013 There's a proposal in Congress to let the taxpayer-backed mortgage giants die, and Marketplace's economics guy says we should all get behind it.
Aug 1, 2013 When it comes to helping homeowners struggling with mortgages, is President Obama taking a page out of Mitt Romney's playbook?
Jul 31, 2013 The housing industry is rebounding. But will the many construction workers who lost their jobs in the downturn come back?
Jul 30, 2013 Kristal Wilson sold lots of houses to people during the housing boom -- and then helped them with short sales when prices collapsed as they faced foreclosure.