| Mar 22, 2013
| 5:00 AM
If you want to live in Howard County, one of Maryland’s fastest-growing jurisdictions, where it’s competitive — and can be pricey — to buy a home, consider attending the 7th Annual Come Home to Howard County Housing Fair.
| Jan 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — The verdict was nearly unanimous at a recent hearing on Capitol Hill: The new federal "ability to repay" and "qualified mortgage" regulations that took effect Jan. 10 will make obtaining credit tougher, not easier, this year, and...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 6:15 PM
WASHINGTON — More than five years after the government seized Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, taxpayers are close to breaking even on the controversial bailouts of the mortgage finance giants.
The companies said Thursday that they would make another...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 7:29 PM
PHOENIX — President Obama on Tuesday got behind a bipartisan push to replace housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with a new government approach to mortgage guarantees, criticizing a system that let bailed-out firms profit while...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 7:28 AM
WASHINGTON -- Boosted by the housing market rebound, bailed-out mortgage-finance giant Fannie Mae posted its sixth straight quarterly profit in the April-June period and will pay an additional $10.2 billion in dividends to the federal government.
| Aug 13, 2013
| 4:57 PM
There may be a new glitch in Richmond’s strategy to bring mortgage relief to residents using the city's eminent domain powers.
The federal government has raised concerns that participating homeowners may not be eligible to refinance into the kinds...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 6:49 PM
WASHINGTON — You may have seen two sets of news reports recently that didn't quite add up: First, President Obama called for the liquidation of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the country's largest providers of funds for home mortgages. Then, Fannie Mae...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 9:05 PM
WASHINGTON — Policy changes by two of the biggest players in the mortgage market could open doors to home purchases this fall by thousands of people who were hard hit by the housing bust and who thought they'd have to wait for years before owning...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 4:27 PM
The Federal Housing Administration wants to make it easier for people who have defaulted on their mortgages to get a new home loan with FHA backing.
But there's a catch. To qualify for the break, borrowers must show that their foreclosure or...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 11:28 PM
WASHINGTON — For homeowners who were looking to the federal government's reverse mortgage program to supply lots of cash for their retirement years, here's a heads-up: The pipeline just got narrower.
Pressed by Congress to slash losses, the...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 8:16 PM
WASHINGTON — Could the end of the refinancing boom be stimulating slightly more favorable mortgage terms for home buyers? The latest comprehensive study of activity in the market suggests the answer could be yes.
Ellie Mae Inc., a mortgage...