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  • Fannie Mae posts 2nd-quarter profit, will pay U.S. $10.2 billion

    Fannie Mae posts 2nd-quarter profit, will pay U.S. $10.2 billion
    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. The...
  • Richmond's eminent domain mortgage plan faces a new concern

    Richmond's eminent domain mortgage plan faces a new concern
    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...
  • Businesses are feeling effect of partial government shutdown

    Businesses are feeling effect of partial government shutdown
    WASHINGTON — The effect of the partial government shutdown began hitting businesses Tuesday, with the potential for bigger problems if federal agencies remained closed more than a few days. A budget stalemate left many agencies with no money,...
  • Dissolving Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac may hurt borrowers

    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...
  • Government shutdown puts a wrench in housing market

    Jay Joerger was set to close a long-planned sale of his Palm Springs condominium this week until he was blindsided by an unexpected problem: the shutdown of the federal government. The condo sits on land owned by an Indian tribe, so the sale must be...
  • Homeless in suburbia

    Homeless in suburbia
    In the 1950s, Americans regarded the suburbs as gateways to middle-class prosperity. Highways, the GI Bill and the Federal Housing Administration all helped fuel the growth of a new residential frontier for the Greatest Generation, and millions of...
  • Despite shutdown, most federal financial regulators remain on job

    Despite shutdown, most federal financial regulators remain on job
    WASHINGTON -- Although the federal government began a partial shutdown Tuesday, most financial regulators remained on the job because their agencies are funded outside the congressional appropriations process. But the effects of the shutdown still...
  • Obama backs push to replace Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

    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...
  • Senators launch effort to replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

    WASHINGTON — Nearly five years ago, the subprime meltdown triggered a huge taxpayer bailout of housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Now a bipartisan group of senators has launched the most comprehensive effort yet to clean up the...
  • FHA eases rules for some borrowers after bankruptcy, foreclosure

    FHA eases rules for some borrowers after bankruptcy, foreclosure
    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...
  • Ask a real estate pro: Reverse mortgage changes ahead

    Ask a real estate pro: Reverse mortgage changes ahead
    Board-certified real estate lawyer Gary M. Singer writes about the housing market at SunSentinel.com/housekeys each Friday. To ask him a question, click here. Q: I have been thinking about getting a reverse mortgage for my home, but I heard that the...