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.
Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Mark Warner, D-Va., discuss their bipartisan plan to reform housing finance.
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.
Positives for the real estate market are strong, Colony Capital CEO Tom Barrack says.
David Stevens, Mortgage Bankers Association CEO, provides an outlook on where interest rates are likely headed and the impact of Fed tapering on the housing market.
Doug Duncan, Fannie Mae, and Howard Ward, CIO, GAMCO Investors, discuss what's moving the markets, as investors await a decision from the Fed on tapering its asset-buying policies.
After falling dramatically for more than a month, applications for mortgage refinances finally swung to the positive last week, rising 5 percent despite the rise in mortgage rates.
Sen. Bob Corker, (R-TN), shares his views on why the government should get its fiscal house in order through entitlement and tax reform, privatizing intelligence gathering, and implementing GSE reform.
Bruce Berkowitz's Fairholme Capital Management takes $500 million preferred equity stake in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
CNBC's David Faber reports gains from government-sponsored enterprises were swept into the U.S. Treasury as a dividend payment.
Mortgage giant Fannie Mae has now been turning a profit for more than a year, and the chief beneficiary of that profit is the federal government.
Barney Frank, Former Congressman (D-MA), shares his view on fixing Fannie Mae, the housing market and the state of Wall Street.
The mortgage corporation is reporting its largest profit in history, reports CNBC's Diana Olick.
Edward Pinto, resident fellow at American Entreprise Institute, discusses how the U.S. mortgage lending business should be reformed following strong profits from Fannie Mae.
CNBC's Rick Santelli talks with Brian Battle, Performance Trust Capital Partners, about President Obama's nomination to replace the head of the FHFA.
CNBC's Rick Santelli talks with Anthony Sanders, The Mercatus Center, about likely candidates to run the Federal Housing Finance Agency.
Fannie Mae expects to remain profitable for the foreseeable future, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers. The company earned $17.2 billion in 2012.
Fannie Mae earned $17.2 billion last year, the biggest annual profit in the U.S. mortgage giant's history, driven by the housing recovery.
Rick Santelli uses his tie to illustrate his argument that even though Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are making money they shouldn't stay on the same path. (2:39)
Fannie Mae could pay the taxpayer back, but isn't, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.