Dina ElBoghdady
Reporter

Dina ElBoghdady reports on consumer regulatory issues, including food safety, privacy and consumer product safety. Before joining the Post, ElBoghdady covered Capitol Hill and then the auto industry for the Washington bureau of the Detroit News. She had also worked in the Orange County Register’s Washington bureau, writing about the county’s congressional delegation. ElBoghdady’s first job in journalism was at States News Service, where she reported on Congress for several California newspapers.

Latest by Dina ElBoghdady

Why mortgage rates did not rise as expected this year

Why mortgage rates did not rise as expected this year

Economic conditions and political turmoil overseas kept mortgage rates from rising, and they remain at their lowest levels for the year.

Renters fear they lack the credit, not just the cash, to buy a home

Renters fear they lack the credit, not just the cash, to buy a home

About 41 percent of renters feel they don’t have good enough credit to qualify for a mortgage, and may not apply for one, new research says.

Is the government making it harder for the middle class to buy homes?

Is the government making it harder for the middle class to buy homes?

Many would-be borrowers are ‘boxed out’ from loans. Lenders blame muddled regulations.

Why immigrants weathered the housing bust better than the U.S.-born population

Why immigrants weathered the housing bust better than the U.S.-born population

Two studies show that homeownership rates for immigrants did not suffer -- and may have increased -- in the recession’s aftermath.