Four million more loans would have been made between 2009 and 2013 if lenders had used the same standards as were used in 2001, says a new report.» Read More
Lehman Brothers may be long dead, but its assets continue to be a lucrative investment for hedge funds.
Twenty-five years from now, people will still aspire to own a home, but the issue will be how they come to buy one.
The chances that Congress would pass significant housing reform this midterm election year are fairly slim, POLITICO's Ben White says.
Hedge fund managers aren't concerned about the sharp price drops of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac stock this week while waiting for a bigger payday.
Sen. Bob Corker, (R-Tenn), discusses the Senate Banking Committee's proposed legislation to overhaul the housing finance market.
Jerry Howard, National Association of Home Builders CEO, discusses how a plan to overhaul the housing finance system and replace lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will impact the housing industry.
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.