The housing bubble will not stop bursting until prices return to historically normal levels, enabling home buyers to finance their purchase without incurring debt that they can ill-afford.
Hurricane Ike did a number on the Gulf coast.
This explicit promise by the Treasury to bail out GSEs in times of economic difficulty... is a promise on behalf of the government to engage in a huge unconstitutional and immoral income transfer from working Americans to holders of GSE debt.
The federal takeover of mortgage giants thrusts trillions of dollars of risk directly onto taxpayers' shoulders. "You can call it a bailout, you can call it a safety net, you can call it a rescue package, but the bottom line is the taxpayer
Foreclosures accelerated to the fastest pace in almost three decades during the second quarter as interest rates increased and home values fell, prompting more Americans to walk away from homes they couldn't refinance or sell.
The government is expected to take over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as soon as this weekend in a monumental move designed to protect the mortgage market from the failure of the two companies, which together hold or guarantee half of the nation's m
Home prices fell a record annual 15.9% in June, but the monthly rate of decline slowed from May which suggested the decimated housing sector may be stabilizing, according to Standard & Poor's.
Using taxpayer and private money, Boston, Minneapolis, San Diego and a handful of other places are buying foreclosed properties to refurbish and resell them to developers and homeowners in an effort to prevent troubled neighborhoods from sliding into
Long before the mortgage crisis began rocking Main Street and Wall Street, a top FBI official made a chilling, if little-noticed, prediction: The booming mortgage business was starting to attract shady operators and billions in losses were possible.
"The game is over" as independent companies said Buffett. "They were able to borrow without any of the normal restraints. They had a blank check from the federal government.”
Shares of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac dove to their lowest levels in more than 18 years on mounting fears of a government bailout that would wipe out shareholders of the two U.S. housing finance giants.
Financial conditions are continuing to worsen at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, leading investors to prepare for a government bailout of the housing giants even as the Treasury Department and the companies say such taxpayer intervention will not be nece
Recently Congress passed the American Housing Rescue and Foreclosure Prevention Act., also known as the Housing Bill. I was asked how I could vote against a bill to help American homeowners, but this bill has more to do with helping big banks
There's a new land grab starting in America. Foreign money, which up to now has focused its attention on investing in iconic commercial real estate is now moving to scoop up tens of thousands of discounted foreclosed homes across the country.
Fannie Mae posted a much larger-than-expected second-quarter loss and slashed its dividend more than 85% to preserve capital as home loan defaults accelerated in the bleakest U.S. housing market since the Great Depression.
James Austin was stunned when a real estate agent showed up to snap photos of the house he was renting last year and casually informed him the place was in foreclosure.
The gloom over the nation’s housing market deepened on Wednesday as Freddie Mac, the big mortgage finance company, reported a gaping quarterly loss and predicted that home prices would fall further than previously projected.
The chief executive of the mortgage giant Freddie Mac rejected internal warnings that could have protected the company from some of the financial crises now engulfing it, according to more than two dozen current and former high-ranking executives and
The first wave of Americans to default on their home mortgages appears to be cresting, but a second, far larger one is quickly building.
Since real-estate tanked, many new planned communities across the country are half-empty, with for-sale signs outnumbering residents by a large margin. Daily life in these developments seems a bit post-cataclysmic. Unfinished houses and vacant lots s
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said falling US home prices are "nowhere near the bottom'' and the resulting market turmoil isn't showing signs of abating. While the odds of a recession are 50-50, achieving stable mark
There is more to the housing bailout than meets the eye. Mike Renzulli points out how we got into this mess and who is really to blame.
Apparently Arizonans aren’t the only one having difficulty selling their properties- the State of Arizona can’t unload them either:
Will Congress be looking at a "commercial bailout" next?
Early in the morning and out of public view, the president signed it without fanfare in the Oval Office, adding his signature to a measure he once threatened to veto. The White House said his accomplices were Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, Housing
Home prices tumbled by the steepest rate ever. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city index dropped by 15.8% in May compared with a year ago, a record decline since its inception in 2000. The 10-city index plunged 16.9%, its biggest decline i
Thursday's gloomy report on June home sales from the National Association of Realtors provided the market a reality check and knocked the major averages back a couple of percent while slamming bank stocks with nearly a 10% loss on the day.
Followers of the Austrian school of economics have warned that unless Congress moved to end the implicit government guarantee of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and disengage the US Government from the housing market, America would face a crisis in hous
[So they use your money to cover their losses on their money they risked. Suckers!!!!] Homeowners who cannot afford their monthly payments can refinance into taxpayer-backed loans. The bill also offers your money to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
The new housing bill just passed by the House, HR 3221, apparently contains a stealth provision for the reporting of all credit card transactions to the IRS. Maybe a big enough stink will arise before the Senate gets to their version that it can be s