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  • The new mortgage landscape: What you need to know Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 1:13 PM ET

    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 mortgage rates a boon to smaller lenders Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 12:28 PM ET

    Rising rates, in addition to tighter underwriting and fast-rising home prices, have pushed borrowers away from larger lenders.

  • US judge weighs lower penalties for BofA fraud Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 6:31 PM ET

    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.

  • New way to stop foreclosures still only a threat Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 1:02 PM ET

    The use of eminent domain to halt foreclosures is still only a threat, and rather than helping the housing market, it may cause damage.

  • Fannie-Freddie suitor: We can raise the money Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 1:55 PM ET
    Bruce Berkowitz, founder of Fairholme Capital

    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.

  • Fairholme CEO: American's want progress     Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 9:40 AM ET

    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.

  • Exec is liable in housing crisis, but she's no CEO Saturday, 26 Oct 2013 | 12:27 PM ET

    Rebecca S. Mairone, a midlevel executive at Bank of America's Countrywide mortgage unit, was held liable by a federal jury in Manhattan.

  • Fannie and Freddie will not lower loan limits     Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 3:35 PM ET

    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.

  • Shutdown creates a jumbo problem for housing Monday, 7 Oct 2013 | 2:47 PM ET

    Some lenders will not do them at all without tax verification from the IRS. Others are delaying the process.

  • When will housing feel pinch of shutdown?     Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 6:48 AM ET

    David Stevens, Mortgage Bankers Association CEO, explains how an extended government shutdown will likely impact the mortgage market, the IRS and the economy.

  • The 'what me worry' market downplays a shutdown Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | 10:09 AM ET

    Markets are down, but price action and light volume suggests the market thinks a government shutdown will be avoided.

  • Congress reaches new lows in budget battle Friday, 27 Sep 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    The latest budget battle has veered even further off course than past efforts to drive the government off a fiscal cliff.

  • Citi to pay Freddie $395 million     Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 | 4:27 PM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports Citigroup is to pay Freddie Mac $395 million to resolve future mortgage repurchase claims.

  • Deepak Narula, Metacapital Management, discusses his winning play on mortgage related assets and shares his view on where he sees the housing market headed from here.

  • Mortgage market and what's next     Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 1:12 PM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports on the leading proposal in Congress to do away with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

  • Winding down Fannie & Freddie     Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 10:25 AM ET

    Five years after the government takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the agencies are now making money hand over fist, reports CNBC's Diana Olick.

  • Fannie and Freddie future     Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 10:30 AM ET

    This week marks the five-year anniversary of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's being placed into conservatorship. Bruce Berkowitz of Fairholme Capital Management explains why Fannie and Freddie shares should be returned entirely to the public market.

  • Banks get break on mortgage bonds in new rule Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 4:08 PM ET

    Regulators want to ease a rule that would require banks to share some risk in the complicated mortgage investments that helped cause the financial crisis.

  • US seeks to tame mortgage risk, prevent new bubble Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 8:00 AM ET

    U.S. federal regulators on Wednesday will unveil a reworked proposal aimed at reducing risk in the mortgage market and limiting shoddy underwriting practices.

  • Ghosts of go-go '90s resurface, haunt Wall Street Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 8:21 AM ET

    In the 1990s, U.S. banks used life insurance to bet that their employees would eventually die. Now those wagers are coming back to haunt Wall Street banks.