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  • President's housing plans  Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 4:10 PM ET

    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.

  • President Obama's housing plan  Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 10:31 AM ET

    President Obama wants to dismantle Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac and streamline the mortgage process, reports CNBC's Diana Olick.

  • President Obama's plan for housing reform  Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 7:34 AM ET

    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 push for reform of mortgage giants Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 8:00 PM ET
    The president boards Air Force One on his way to Phoenix and Los Angeles.

    President Barack Obama will use Phoenix as a backdrop to tout his administration's accomplishments in the housing recovery and to admit that more work needs to be done.

  • Real 'normal' for interest rates around 4.5%: Pro  Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 7:16 AM ET

    David Stevens, Mortgage Bankers Association CEO, gives his read on the direction of mortgage rates, as interest rates move up nearly a full point in the last month or so.

  • Why the value of your home may go up Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 12:36 PM ET

    A bipartisan bill in the U.S. Senate, called the SAVE Act (Sensible Accounting to Value Energy), could help borrowers buying an energy-efficient home get a larger mortgage.

  • Another Fund Sues Over Fannie, Freddie Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 5:31 PM ET

    Another major investor will be suing the government to protect its rights as a preferred shareholder in government-sponsored entities Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

  • How New Bill Aims to End Bailouts  Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 8:04 AM ET

    Sen. Bob Corker, (R-TN), provides his views on reforming home finance by introducing bipartisan legislation that will replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with a privately capitalized system.

  • Hedge Fund Perry Capital Sues US Treasury  Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 3:16 PM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports on the lawsuit against the Treasury and Federal Housing Finance Agency by hedge fund Perry Capital. Under a 2012 amendment known as the "sweep amendment," profit sharing was eliminated, she says.

  • Fannie, Freddie Sued by Hedge Fund  Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 12:15 PM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports Perry Capital is suing the Treasury Department over its handling of the government-controlled entities. And the FMHR traders have the play on banks ahead of second quarter earnings.

  • Hedge Fund Sues Treasury  Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 11:09 AM ET

    Perry Capital is filing suit over Fannie and Freddie in an effort to stop the Treasury from enforcing the "Third Amendment," reports CNBC's David Faber.

  • The law requires FHFA to be the conservator for Fannie & Freddie, and the lawsuit filed Sunday could very well end up in the Supreme Court, says Matthew McGill, partner in the law firm taking up the case.

  • Faber Report: Perry Capital Sues Treasury Dept.  Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 9:39 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber reports Perry Capital wants to stop the Treasury from enforcing the "Third Amendment" or the way the department deals with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

  • Higher Rates Hamper Housing Recovery?  Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 8:16 AM ET

    James Grosfeld, former Pulte Home chairman and CEO, explains how a significant rise in interest rates will limit the number of families applying for mortgages.

  • Citi to Pay $968M to Fannie Mae Over Mortgages Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 10:17 AM ET

    Citigroup has agreed to pay $968 million to Fannie Mae to resolve potential future repurchase claims on residential mortgage loans originated between 2000 and 2012.

  • Mortgage Market Outlook  Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 11:42 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli talks with Glenn Schultz, Performance Trust, about how the rise in mortgage rates is likely to cause a decline in the rate of home price appreciation.

  • Spiking Mortgages Won't Derail Housing: Economist Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 11:57 AM ET

    Even with a recent rise, mortgage rates are still "incredibly low" by historical standards, so they will not halt the housing recovery, Trulia Chief Economist Jed Kolko told CNBC.

  • How Lawmakers Want to Wind Down Fannie & Freddie  Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 8:15 AM ET

    Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Mark Warner, D-Va., discuss their bipartisan plan to reform housing finance.

  • Paperwork Chaos Hitting Mortgage Bond Investors Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 7:17 AM ET
    Foreclosure prevention counseling fair

    Banks have been accused of foreclosing on homeowners because they failed to maintain mortgage paperwork. Now there are signs the same problem hurts mortgage bond investors too.

  • Real Estate ‘A Tremendous Buy’: CEO Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 1:15 PM ET

    Positives for the real estate market are strong, Colony Capital CEO Tom Barrack says.