mortgages

Some of the same investors who invented mortgage-backed securities have a new strategy, and nobody's quite sure what it'll do to the market.

Eminent domain is the nuclear option. It might be the only thing that can clear the foreclosures that still drag down the city.

Less hard-hit areas are the source of the most bellyaching about mortgages. Weird.

The ins and outs of using eminent domain to keep people out of foreclosure.

  • MIke Konczal
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  • Sep 21, 2013
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They're putting in safeguards that should make investors confident enough to come back.

Here's what we can discern from the latest New York Fed household debt survey.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Aug 15, 2013
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The administration wants to streamline mortgage refinancing. But Obama can't do much about higher mortgage rates.

As the government's lawsuit against the rating agencies starts to take shape, let's look back at how the agencies were able to do so much damage in the first place.

  • Mike Konczal
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  • Jul 14, 2013
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Borrowers are looking for riskier mortgages and breaking out their credit cards. That could be a very bad thing.

We're approaching the five year anniversary of the government taking over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Here's why Congress hasn't overhauled housing finance.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Mar 5, 2013
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Remember Ed DeMarco? He runs the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which was created in 2008 following the government's takeover of Fannie and Freddie as an independent regulator of those firms. For the past year, he has been under pressure to use that authority to help homeowners. But today, DeMarco ruled that out, saying it was too risky.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jul 31, 2012
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