mortgage

  • May 26, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    The new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently announced plans to simplify the mortgage paperwork that has long confused potential homebuyers. “The current forms can be complicated and difficult for consumers to use. They are also redundant and can be costly … Continue reading

  • May 26, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    The new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently announced plans to simplify the mortgage paperwork that has long confused potential homebuyers. “The current forms can be complicated and difficult for consumers to use. They are also redundant and can be costly … Continue reading

  • March 10, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    As you’ve probably heard by now, either on our program or elsewhere, the administration’s Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP for short) has been a disappointment — to put it generously. The program, announced back in February 2009, was aimed at … Continue reading

  • March 10, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    By Diane Lincoln Estes and Paul Solman As you’ve probably heard by now either on our program or elsewhere, the administration’s Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP for short) has been a disappointment — to put it generously. The program, announced … Continue reading

  • January 27, 2011  

    A bipartisan commission charged with investigating the causes of the financial crisis released its findings Thursday, but the members’ conclusions fell along party lines. Judy Woodruff speaks with the chairman, Phil Angelides, and Douglas Holtz-Eakin, who was part of the dissenting Republican minority. Continue reading

  • January 5, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    We’ve been concentrating on the housing crisis over the past several days here on the Business Desk. For the rest of the week we’ll be focusing on the issue of strategic default. If you’re an underwater homeowner who can afford … Continue reading

  • December 31, 2010   BY Paul Solman and Elizabeth Shell  

    Mortgage paperwork was a mess. Foreclosures were rampant. Homeowners went through months-long modifications, losing hope when it all fell through. The housing crisis was one of the major stories of the year. And as 2010 draws to a close, we’ve … Continue reading

  • December 10, 2010   BY Paul Solman  

    Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news most days on his Making Sen$e page. Here’s Friday’s query: Three questions today, one answer. Name: James Tracey Question: On a recent program, you interviewed … Continue reading

  • December 10, 2010   BY Paul Solman  

    Three questions today, one answer. Name: James Tracey Question: On a recent program, you interviewed a lady from the New York city area, who works in the public education field. She was about to lose the house that her family … Continue reading

  • December 2, 2010   BY Paul Solman  

    Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news most days on his Making Sen$e page. Here’s Thursday’s query: Name: Ben Roman Question: I am having a problem with trying to get a modification … Continue reading

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