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As the housing market imploded, the gallows humor at S&P intensified. The New York Times reports.
CNBC's Scott Cohn and David Faber discuss the latest moves in Standard and Poor's parent company McGraw Hill, after a civil lawsuit was declared on S&P by the DOJ.
The Department of Justice targeting Standard and Poor's with a civil lawsuit, with CNBC's Scott Cohn; and James Gellert, Rapid Ratings International CEO, provides perspective.
The Department of Justice is seeking more than $5 billion from Standard and Poor's. CNBC's Scott Cohn has the details.
U.S. home prices are suddenly soaring again and raising some serious red flags.
More than half of the top 200 U.S. housing markets saw foreclosure numbers rise, according to a new report, but not where you might expect; investors should take note.
A mortgage analyst says, "The thought is that there are a bunch of homeowners on the fence who haven't refi'd who will all jump in thinking they will miss out. The theory is 100 percent nonsense."
Signed contracts to buy existing homes fell 4.3 percent in December from the previous month, according to a monthly index from the National Association of Realtors.
Adam Slater, managing director at Laxfield Capital, tells CNBC that their program will lend outside of prime central London but will focus on good quality properties with resilient valuations.
Faced with heavy competition from a hot rental market, some of the nation’s home builders are turning some of their resources to building multi-family, rental apartment buildings.
"The greatest concern in the market is the inventory situation," said Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Associate of Realtors.
New rules could make mortgage servicing more expensive, especially for those specialty servicers and level the playing field between them and the big bank servicers.
For nine straight months, national home prices have been in the positive, and the gains are only getting larger.
This new asset class could offer all kinds of investors a chance to get in on an old and well-tested source of revenue.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac exacerbated the mortgage crisis and that's why the government should get out of the home loan business, former Wells Fargo CEO Richard Kovacevich told CNBC.
A $10 billion settlement to resolve claims of foreclosure abuses by major lenders is expected to be announced on Monday, sources said Sunday. The New York Times reports.
Despite the overall drop in foreclosures, a huge backlog of homes already in the foreclosures process are finally going back to the banks in big numbers.
FHA is short $56 billion in reserves, with Stephen Meister, Meister, Seelig & Fein; and SEIU activists are protesting outside Los Angeles Airport, with Mary Kay Henry, SEIU International president.
The housing recovery can't gather steam until tight-fisted banks loosen tough lending standards put in place after the worst housing crisis since the Great Depression.
Capital and liquidity rules for the biggest UK banks have been quietly relaxed in an effort to stimulate lending, a move that puts Britain at the forefront of a global experiment to use bank regulation to moderate the economic cycle.