Freddie Mac

  • Blindfolds, Profits and Penance, Santelli Style

    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)

  • Robert Shiller

    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.

  • Santelli: When Doing a 'Good Job' May Get You Fired

    CNBC's Rick Santelli talks with Edward Pinto, American Enterprise Institute about mortgage market reform and its consequences.

  • Santelli: Three's a Crowd

    CNBC's Rick Santelli wonders whether Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae are really helping the housing market.

  • Yo, VIP, let's kick it! Ice Ice Baby, Ice Ice Baby. — Vanilla Ice

  • Freddie Mac

    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.

  • J.C. Penney Turnaround in Doubt as Sales Plummet

    Profits must come through public confidence, and public confidence is given to any merchant in proportion to the service which he gives to the public.

  • 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.

  • CFPB Tightens Mortgage Lending Rules

    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.

  • Mortgage rates

    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.

  • Santelli Takes on GSEs

    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.

  • Santelli: FHA's Big Money Drain

    Will there be a bailout for the FHA? CNBC's Rick Santelli, weighs in on whether the government agency should get more money.

  • Housing Booms Yet Buyers Struggle to Get Mortgages: CEO

    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.”

  • Giving the US Economy a Boost with Mortgages

    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.

  • More Money for GSEs

    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.

  • Freddie Mac Bets Against Homeowners

    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 Rally on Refinancing Rumors

    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.

  • Lender Fees to Pay for Tax Cut?

    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.

  • Cashing In On Foreclosures?

    A new plan to help the housing market could make foreclosed homes a sought after commodity, with CNBC's Diana Olick.

  • Sec. Geithner on Mortgage Finance Reform

    Treasury Secretary gives his opening statement to the House Financial Services Committee on "Mortgage Finance Reform: An Examination of the Obama Administration's Report to Congress."