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)
Housing data released Tuesday was mixed, prompting economist Robert Shiller to call the housing recovery positive in the short-term, but not without many headwinds.
CNBC's Rick Santelli talks with Edward Pinto, American Enterprise Institute about mortgage market reform and its consequences.
CNBC's Rick Santelli wonders whether Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae are really helping the housing market.
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U.S. mortgage finance company Freddie Mac is suing more than a dozen banks for losses from the alleged manipulation of the benchmark interest rate known as Libor.
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While prudent borrowers are using extra cash to pay down debt, many are either forgoing the savings to shorten the term of the loan, or spending it.
CNBC's Diana Olick reports a U.S. consumer watchdog group has made mortgage policy changes on banks in an effort to protect borrowers from the ills of the past decade.
More than five years after the housing market collapsed, the U.S. government's newly created consumer watchdog said Thursday it will force banks to verify a borrower's ability to repay loans to ward off the kind of loose lending that helped push the U.S. economy into recession.
CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the changing landscape in the real estate market as well as the need for reform, with Anthony Sanders, George Mason University professor.
Will there be a bailout for the FHA? CNBC's Rick Santelli, weighs in on whether the government agency should get more money.
Mortgage rates may be near record lows, but potential homebuyers are still finding it difficult to get a mortgage, Lending Tree founder and CEO Doug Lebda told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street.”
Richard Perry, Perry Capital CEO, discusses how the U.S. economy can get a boost by opening up the mortgage markets again and putting Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac back on stable ground.
The Obama administration's announcement that it is broadening its mortgage modification program is all about getting Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's regulator to agree to principal reduction, reports CNBC's Diana Olick.
Insight on a new report out that reveals Freddie Mac may have invested heavily in securities that would lose value if homeowners refinanced, with Jesse Eisinger, ProPublica senior reporter.
Financials soared on refinancing rumors, today. Discussing what's fueling the speculation and its impact on banks, with CNBC's Diana Olick, and Chris Whalen, Tangent Capital Partners. Also, the trade on financials, with the Fast Money traders.
CNBC's Diana Olick reports on proposed plans to raise Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac lender fees and pass the money on to the U.S. Treasury to help pay for the payroll tax cut. The housing lobby is fighting the idea.
A new plan to help the housing market could make foreclosed homes a sought after commodity, with CNBC's Diana Olick.