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FHA: The next government housing bailout?

Sep 25, 2013
Reuters reports the Federal Housing Administration may need a bailout from the federal government.
Posted In: FHA, bailout, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

What will mortgages look like after Fannie and Freddie?

Aug 23, 2013
The government is trying to wind down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which could really change the mortgage picture out there. What can we expect to see if the government-backed companies go private or have a diminished role?
Posted In: Housing, Mortgages, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

Farewell, Fannie and Freddie? How a privatized mortgage industry affects you

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.
Posted In: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, mortgage, housing crisis

Freddie Mac is in the money

Aug 7, 2013
The government-backed mortgage lender just posted its second largest profit in history.
Posted In: Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae

Can you buy a house without Fannie Mae?

Aug 6, 2013
President Obama proposes phasing out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to shift mortgage-market risk from taxpayers to private banks
Posted In: real estate, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

The end of Fannie and Freddie?

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.
Posted In: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

Fannie and Freddie to launch joint securities venture

Mar 5, 2013
The regulator overseeing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has announced an idea to reform the mortgage giants. It involves starting a joint venture to bundle mortgages into securities that people can invest in.
Posted In: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, mortgage-backed securities, mortgage

Fannie, Freddie to let some underwater homeowners walk away

Feb 1, 2013
Mortgage heavyweights Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have announced a bailout program for struggling homeowners who are current on their payments. If there's a pressing need to leave their property, they can just walk away.
Posted In: Housing, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, underwater, mortgage

Banks settle again, homeowners to get relief

Jan 7, 2013
In a costly day of legal settlements, 10 banks agree to pay $8.5 billion to four million homeowners for mishandling their foreclosures.
Posted In: Bank of America, Banks, foreclosure, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

High salaries at Freddie, Fannie draw attention

Dec 10, 2012
A government watchdog released a report this morning that scrutinizes the pay of senior staffers at Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. The report is from the inspector general of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees Fannie and Freddie.
Posted In: Housing, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, watchdogs

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