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  • 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 Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 11:23 AM ET
    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 Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 11:16 AM ET
    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 Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 8:15 AM ET
    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 Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | 1:12 PM ET
    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 Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | 10:23 AM ET
    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 Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | 5:00 PM ET
    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? Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 4:15 PM ET
    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? Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 10:34 AM ET
    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 Tuesday, 1 Mar 2011 | 10:15 AM ET
    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."

  • Should Fannie & Freddie Be Demolished? Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 12:12 PM ET
    Should Fannie & Freddie Be Demolished?

    Discussing whether the government should unwind the GSEs, with Lewis Ranieri of the Hyperion Group.

  • Massive Wave of Foreclosures Coming? Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 12:01 AM ET
    Massive Wave of Foreclosures Coming?

    Lewis Ranieri, often credited with creating the modern mortgage, speaks to the threat of a second massive wave of foreclosures.

  • The Long Road Ahead For Fannie & Freddie Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 12:00 AM ET
    The Long Road Ahead For Fannie & Freddie

    Lewis Ranieri, widely considered the "father" of the mortgage bond, reveals why it will take a long time to reduce the role Fannie and Freddie play in the real estate market. Plus, his take on what's needed to revive the private sector's role in the mortgage-backed securities market.