home loans

5 years after Lehman, subprime mortgages return

Sep 12, 2013
Mortgage lenders fueled the financial collapse by marketing subprime loans to people who couldn't afford them. They disappeared as the housing market crashed, but subprime mortgages could return.
Posted In: subprime, mortgage, mortgage crisis, Housing, home loans

Is the housing recovery leaving too many behind?

Apr 3, 2013
According to a report in the Washington Post, President Obama's administration is worried that the housing recovery is leaving too many people, including young people, behind.
Posted In: Housing, real estate, credit, home loans

No money down home loans return, with a twist

Mar 25, 2013
No down payment mortgages died in a wave of foreclosures -- for nearly all Americans. But now they’re crawling out of the grave, for the wealthy, at least.
Posted In: Housing, home loans

The jumbo mortgage is back

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.
Posted In: housing market, mortgage, home loans

Will new regulations crimp home loans?

Oct 25, 2012
Some fear stricter lending and mortgage standards could chill housing market.
Posted In: Housing, home loans, mortgage

Feds sue Bank of America over 'hustle' home loans

Oct 25, 2012
Federal prosecutors in New York are accusing the bank of defrauding the government by rushing home loans through the approval process, then selling them to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Posted In: Bank of America, Countrywide, home loans, mortgage crisis