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Banks Subprime Lending

  • Impact of potential JPM settlement

    CNBC's Kate Kelly aks Jamie Dimon about what JPMorgan's potential $13 billion federal settlement over mortgage suits would mean for the bank.

  • Overdue Auto Loans On the Rise

    The percentage of auto loans that are past due is rising due to subprime borrowers, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • FHA: Ticking Bailout Time Bomb?

    The FHA is lending to low income home buyers with weak credit scores. Tim Pawlenty, The Financial Services Roundtable CEO; Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX); and Meredith Whitney, Meredith Whitney Advisory Group CEO, share their opinions.

  • Europe's banks, which were among the biggest buyers of U.S. mortgage bonds before the financial crisis, are set to cash in on America's housing recovery by selling the once "toxic" assets back to U.S. lenders.

  • Granville Island, Vancouver, Canada

    It seemed as if Canada had avoided the excesses of the housing bubble that hit so many nations. But now it may be catching up.

  • Condo's under construction in Toronto, Ontario as Canada's housing market begins to slow.

    Steve Eisman, the hedge fund manager who famously bet against mortgages in the United States, has recommended investors now bet against Canada's mortgage lenders and banks.

  • Vacation home sales last year rose 10 percent, but one Hamptons realtor says her clients "have given up on getting mortgages — totally."

  • A recently constructed home stands next to a home under construction in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.

    Several of the largest U.S. public home builders will report earnings next week, and analysts are looking for guidance as to whether the housing recovery may be stalling.

  • The U.S. housing market will see no surge at the start of spring, as fewer buyers signed contracts to purchase existing homes in February.

  • Lenders are increasingly approving low down payment loans, and government sponsored mortgage giant Fannie Mae is buying more of them.

  • In October 2007, the housing market was in the direct path of a massive foreclosure storm. Today, it is still picking up the pieces.

  • Student Loans: The New Subprime?

    Are student loans the new subprime? There's about $1 trillion worth outstanding, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn.

  • Foreclosure-related sales made up 21 percent of all U.S. sales in 2012 and short sales made up 22 percent, according to a new report from RealtyTrac.

  • Rough winter weather across much of the US at the start of this year apparently did not keep home buyers away. Contracts to buy existing homes in January rose to the highest reading since April 2010.

  • Home sales are slowly climbing back thanks in some part to the so-called "strategic defaulters" - investors and homeowners who once walked away from their commitments but are now coming back to the market.

  • Fewer U.S. homeowners owe more on their mortgages than their homes are currently worth, according to a new report.

  • Secret Bets of a Hedge Fund Titan

    Brian Taylor, Pine River founder, CEO & CIO, discusses his company's strategy of investing in the sub-prime market.

  • President Obama says he wants more Americans to be able to save money by refinancing their mortgages. The trouble is that mortgage rates are rising.

  • Sarah Dussault is an employed social media consultant and rents an apartment.

    As housing and the greater economy improve, a shift in demographic trends will likely favor the rental apartment market for the foreseeable future.

  • 4 ways to pay off your mortgage earlier

    The number of homeowners behind on their mortgages has now fallen to the lowest rate in four years.