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CNBC's Diana Olick explains why the president is calling both lenders to be shut down despite strong second-quarter profits.
His housing situation is pretty sweet, yet President Obama took the unprecedented presidential move of going on Zillow. Here's why.
CNBC's Diana Olick reviews the president's thoughts on the U.S. housing market after his live Q&A with Zillow.com.
LOS ANGELES, Aug 7- President Barack Obama said on Wednesday he would push to have a broad package of housing reform measures passed through Congress by the end of the year. Obama made his remarks during an interview with housing website Zillow.
President Barack Obama and Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff are hosting a virtual roundtable on housing reform. Paul Bishop of the National Association of Realtors and CNBC's Diana Olick discuss the president's plans.
CNBC's Rick Santelli shares his thoughts about the president's plan for the government to extricate its role in mortgage financing.
Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff talks about the company's second-quarter earnings miss and what he expects to hear about the real estate market when he hosts a social media roundtable on housing policy with President Barack Obama on Wednesday.
President Obama campaigned today about the housing recovery, and pushed for a "wind down" of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Alex Pollock, AEI resident fellow, provides perspective.
President Obama's plans to slowly wind down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and replace them with private capital. Gene Sperling, Economic Council director, weighs in on the President's plan.
CNBC's Diana Olick reports on President Obama's plan to overhaul Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. He wants more private capital in the mortgage market.
Home prices are up 35 percent in Phoenix from where they were in September of 2011, and President Obama is sharing his proposal to dismantle Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, with CNBC's Diana Olick. Shaun Donovan, Housing and Urban Development secretary; and Jaret Seiberg, Guggenheim Partners, discuss the impact to home ownership.
TORONTO, Aug 6- Canada's federal housing agency took small step to tighten mortgage lending in 2013, limiting guarantees it offers banks and other lenders on mortgage-backed securities in another attempt to keep a lid on the country's robust housing market.
The dream of buying a home won't be possible for all Americans, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan told CNBC. "We need to recognize that as a country."
President Obama wants to dismantle Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac and streamline the mortgage process, reports CNBC's Diana Olick.
Jed Kolko, Trulia chief economist, breaks down the latest data on home listings and whether it indicates a slowdown in the housing market.
The near-completion of the Shanghai Tower and the beginning of work on the world's tallest building in Changsha could be clear signs that the Chinese economy is heading for a fall.
Shaun Donovan, Housing and Urban Development secretary, provides a preview of President Obama's speech on housing later today in Arizona, including the shutdown of Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac and simplifying the mortgage application process.
*Obama to speak about housing's rebound in Arizona. *Obama to back winding down Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac. More than four years after Obama outlined his plan to halt the housing market free fall in February 2009, he returns to Phoenix, where he will again talk about housing.
Mortgage credit ability rose in July for the 5th straight month of lending standard easing. CNBC's Diana Olick has the details.
*Obama to speak about housing's rebound in Arizona. More than four years after Obama outlined his plan to halt the housing market free fall in February 2009, he returns to Phoenix, where he will again talk about housing. "My fear is that people think the problem is over," said Patricia Garcia Duarte, president of Neighborhood Housing Services of Phoenix. "