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 17, 2012 A report says U.S. taxpayers may end up on the losing side of the multi-billion-dollar housing settlement between banks and states. Former TARP Inspector General Neil Barofsky explains how we may be bailing out big banks again.
Feb 13, 2012 Banks will pay out billions over questionable foreclosure practices, like robo-signing. Will homeowners in hard-hit Nevada feel relief?
Feb 13, 2012 The settlement between states and banks is worth $250 billion, but few homeowners benefit.
Feb 13, 2012 The $25 billion foreclosure settlement is one of the biggest in history. But is it fair? Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, one of the architects of the deal, responds.
Feb 9, 2012 Five big banks punished for illegal lending practices.
Feb 13, 2012 Forty states have signed on to a settlement deal with the nation's largest banks, while Delaware and other hold-out states try for a better deal.
Feb 13, 2012 National State Attorneys General Program Director James Tierney discusses why it has taken so long to reach a multi-state settlement with big banks over shady foreclosure practices during the housing crisis.
Jan 27, 2012 As President Obama delivers his State of the Union address, Congress seems poised for a political stalemate.