Could new programs aimed at boosting first-time homebuyers lead to another crisis? Economist Robert Shiller sees risk of that scenario.
The FHA, the government insurer of home loans, is now seeing significant gains in its insurance fund and will no longer need emergency cash.
Jim Cramer is smelling a few bullish signs for the housing market. Could this be the turnaround investors have been waiting for?
The collapse of mortgage-backed securities drove the financial crisis, but many fund managers are snapping up the precrisis offerings.
CNBC's Rick Santelli speaks to Josh Rosner, Graham Fisher & Company, about standards of credit in the housing market.
After the strong jobs report, Cramer can’t help but look at swings in the market and wonder what’s driving volatility?
Former Bank of Canada Governor David Dodge and CNBC's Rick Santelli, discuss housing finance systems in Canada and the U.S.
The labor market, specifically wage growth, has turned Americans bearish on the housing recovery, a new Fannie Mae report shows.
CNBC's Diana Olick spoke to Doug Duncan, Fannie Mae chief economist, who cut his housing forecasts for next year.
The FHFA filed 18 lawsuits against Goldman and other banks in 2011 over about $200 billion in mortgage-backed securities that later went sour.
SunTrust Mortgage has agreed to pay $968 million to settle a federal probe into allegations of mortgage origination, the US Justice Department said.
Stuart Miller, Lennar Corp. CEO, shares perspective on the housing recovery and mortgage market. It's unclear when household formation will resume, say Miller. And Mike Jackson, AutoNation chairman, weighs in.
Carl Icahn is the latest tycoon to invest in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Why he might be right about the troubled mortgage giants.
Activist investor Carl Icahn acquired 6.8 million common shares of Fannie Mae and 5.7 million common shares of Freddie Mac from Fairholme Funds.
Sen. Bob Corker, (R-Tenn.), discusses his plan to replace government-sponsored Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with a new federal mortgage insurance corporation.
The regulator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the HUD secretary announced plans to make credit more available to homeowners.
Home prices are moving so far, so fast, that at least 1,000 local housing markets have hit all-time price highs.
Younger renters consider down payment and credit score to be top obstacles to getting a mortgage, according to a Fannie Mae survey.
Discussing Bill Ackman's take on Fannie and Freddie, with Jim Lacamp, UBS; Dani Hughes, Divine Capital; CNBC's Dominic Chu and Kayla Tausche.
CNBC's Scott Wapner reports investor Bill Ackman is boosting his stake in both Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.