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  • 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
    Real 'normal' for interest rates around 4.5%: Pro

    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.

  • Fannie, Freddie investors buying 'Lotto ticket' Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 1:53 PM ET

    Regular investors are rolling the dice on the common stock of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in a big way, making a risky bet.

  • 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
    How New Bill Aims to End Bailouts

    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
    Hedge Fund Perry Capital Sues US Treasury

    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
    Fannie, Freddie Sued by Hedge Fund

    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
    Hedge Fund Sues Treasury

    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.

  • Treasury Lawsuit Could Land In Supreme Court: Hedge Fund Lawyer

    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
    Faber Report: Perry Capital Sues Treasury Dept.

    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
    Higher Rates Hamper Housing Recovery?

    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.

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

    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
    Lawmakers' New Blueprint for GSEs

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

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

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

  • Will Taper Talk End Refinance Boom?   Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 7:16 AM ET
    Will Taper Talk End Refinance Boom?

    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.

  • Rising Rates Scare Borrowers Into Action Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 1:18 PM ET

    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. Corker: 'Fiscal Fatigue' Has Set In   Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 7:40 AM ET
    After working four years as a construction superintendent, corker started his own construction company, Bencor, with $8,000. In 1999, he purchased the Osborne Building Corporation and the Stone Fort Land Company, the two largest real estate companies in Chattanooga, making him the largest private landowner in Hamilton County, Tenn.  Corker is the junior United States Senator from Tennessee. Before his election to the Senate in 2006, he served as mayor of Chattanooga from 2001 to 2005.

    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 Takes Share in Fannie, Freddie Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 1:36 PM ET
    Berkowitz: Time to Restructure Fannie & Freddie

    Bruce Berkowitz's Fairholme Capital Management takes $500 million preferred equity stake in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.