Housing Economy

Suggestions for the president’s to-do list: Opening mortages to first-time home buyers, adding new dwelling units and fixing the Fannie/Freddie debacle.
Lowering down-payment minimum to 3% would help millions buy homes
(The Washington Post, November 6, 2014; 7:26 PM)
Don’t let Fannie-Freddie reform fizzle
(The Washington Post, April 25, 2014; 9:21 AM)
Zandi: Credit constraints threaten housing recovery
(The Washington Post, January 24, 2014; 7:45 AM)
It is time for the government to reduce its role in the mortgage business
(The Washington Post, July 12, 2013; 10:02 AM)
To boost housing market, policymakers need to get credit to the creditworthy
(The Washington Post, April 12, 2013; 9:45 AM)
Obama policies ended housing free fall
(The Washington Post, September 26, 2012; 10:46 PM)
Defining a ‘qualified’ mortgage
(The Washington Post, August 24, 2012; 9:54 AM)
Ed DeMarco could hasten end to foreclosure crisis by allowing debt forgiveness
(The Washington Post, May 10, 2012; 2:39 PM)
As housing market heals, it’s time to hasten the foreclosure process
(The Washington Post, March 22, 2012; 11:14 AM)
Housing still in distress
(The Washington Post, March 21, 2012; 9:39 PM)
Housing Economy with Mark Zandi
(The Washington Post, March 20, 2012; 2:17 PM)
Private sector claims more blame for housing bubble
(The Washington Post, January 26, 2012; 3:49 PM)
Zandi: President’s refinancing plan would help lift housing, economy
(The Washington Post, January 24, 2012; 11:21 PM)
Fannie and Freddie don’t deserve blame for bubble
(The Washington Post, January 24, 2012; 12:31 AM)
FHA role may be bloated, but we’d be much worse off without it
(The Washington Post, December 15, 2011; 11:02 AM)
FHA steps up during housing market crash
(The Washington Post, December 14, 2011; 2:55 PM)
With home prices headed down, three ideas to soften the fall
(The Washington Post, November 10, 2011; 9:20 AM)
More trouble ahead for housing
(The Washington Post, November 10, 2011; 9:05 AM)