mortgage

  • February 9, 2012  

    Even as foreclosed homes — casualties of the housing bubble — still litter the American landscape, federal and state officials announced Thursday a $25 billion deal between 49 states and five mortgage giants designed to give relief to homeowners and hold banks accountable for abusive practices. Continue reading

  • February 1, 2012  

    President Obama called the housing crisis “massive in size and scope” Wednesday as he described his latest proposal that would let homeowners with private mortgages refinance into government-backed loans. Judy Woodruff discusses the $5 billion to $10 billion plan with Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan. Continue reading

  • October 11, 2011    

    Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news here on his Making Sen$e page. Here’s Tuesday’s query: Name: Gene H. Question: Do you have a current opinion about the direction of the six-month … Continue reading

  • June 27, 2011    

    Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news. Paul addresses three queries on housing in Monday’s post. Continue reading

  • May 26, 2011    

    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    

    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    

    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    

    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, aimed to help … 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    

    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

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