The chances that Congress would pass significant housing reform this midterm election year are fairly slim, POLITICO's Ben White says.» Read More
CNBC's Kate Kelly discusses the future of mortgage giants Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac amid a bi-partisan deal on Capitol Hill to phase out the two lenders and what big hedge funds stand to get hit the hardest.
Jim Cramer promises to always find you a bull market somewhere. Yet he’s oddly enthusiastic about declines in at least six stocks.
CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's stocks are getting crushed on news that lawmakers will release a blueprint for housing finance reform.
The leaders of the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday announced an agreement on legislation to wind down government-owned mortgage financiers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, jump-starting a long-standing debate that could still take years to resolve.
As banks that comply with Islamic law are making inroads into the global banking scene, Western businesses are working to meet their expectations.
Ralph Nader has fought many battles against powerful interests and now says it's time for investors to band together to fight corporations.
After investing close to $7 billion in rental properties, Blackstone is offering cash to smaller investors looking to get into the game.
The spring could bring a new surge in home sales, but buyer demand will be hit head-on by changes unfolding in the mortgage business. Learn more.
Rising rates, in addition to tighter underwriting and fast-rising home prices, have pushed borrowers away from larger lenders.
A US judge is considering an alternative that could result in Bank of America paying much less than the $863.6 million the government is seeking.
The use of eminent domain to halt foreclosures is still only a threat, and rather than helping the housing market, it may cause damage.
Fairholme Capital's founder says he's confident he can raise the billions needed for his proposal to buy Fannie and Fannie's insurance components.
In an exclusive CNBC interview, David Faber talks with Fairholme Capitol CEO Bruce Berkowitz about their proposal to buy Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for $52 billion. Berkowitz says housing finance is critical to the American dream.
Rebecca S. Mairone, a midlevel executive at Bank of America's Countrywide mortgage unit, was held liable by a federal jury in Manhattan.
Loan limits at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will remain at $417,000 in general and $625,000 for higher-priced markets. CNBC's Diana Olick reports.
Some lenders will not do them at all without tax verification from the IRS. Others are delaying the process.
David Stevens, Mortgage Bankers Association CEO, explains how an extended government shutdown will likely impact the mortgage market, the IRS and the economy.
Markets are down, but price action and light volume suggests the market thinks a government shutdown will be avoided.
The latest budget battle has veered even further off course than past efforts to drive the government off a fiscal cliff.
CNBC's Kate Kelly reports Citigroup is to pay Freddie Mac $395 million to resolve future mortgage repurchase claims.