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As home prices recover, banks resume offering HELOCs

Jun 2, 2014
HELOCs, a form of second mortgage, are waking up from hibernation. And they're hungry.
Posted In: mortage, housing crisis
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Fannie and Freddie are easing up. Carefully.

May 13, 2014
Mel Watt's new game plan for the Federal Housing Finance Agency.
Posted In: foreclosures, Mel Watt, housing crisis

States divert foreclosure prevention money to demolitions

Sep 3, 2013
The Treasury Department has changed the rules on a program meant to help people hit by the housing crisis stay in their homes, allowing states to use some money from the $7.6 billion foreclosure prevention program to demolish homes instead.
Posted In: Housing, housing crisis, TARP

Is student loan debt the next housing crisis?

Aug 30, 2013
As more and more debt piles on, many make comparisons between this bubble and the one that burst a few years back: housing. But are they really that similar?
Posted In: housing crisis, student debt

Making art out of the housing crisis

Aug 14, 2013
A new art exhibit in Los Angeles looks at the history of housing in America and how our views on the home have changed over time.
Posted In: art, housing crisis, museum

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

A realtor's tale: Selling houses after a housing crash

Jul 29, 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.
Posted In: Housing, housing crisis, real estate

Real estate boom and bust in 1910 and 2000: A comparison

Jun 13, 2013
Check out our side-by-side comparison of these two booms and busts nearly a hundred years apart... make your own comparisons.
Posted In: montana, housing market, housing crisis

Obama to announce expansion of mortgage modification program

May 30, 2013
With signs of vigor returning to the real estate market, it's easy to miss the other reality: Many people got stuck with terrible mortgages during the boom years and the Obama administration says they still need help.
Posted In: housing market, housing crisis, mortgage

As foreclosure settlement checks go out, some 'laugh out loud'

Apr 12, 2013
Starting today, checks are on the way to victims of wrongful foreclosures as part of a $3.6 billion settlement between banks and federal regulators. But for most of those borrowers, it won’t exactly be Christmas in April.
Posted In: housing crisis, foreclosure, mortgage

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