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US Housing Regulator Proposes Tweaks to Capital Rules for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac
WASHINGTON—The regulator overseeing housing giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac proposed on Wednesday changes to recently imposed capital and leverage requirements on the pair. The proposed rule from the Federal ...
September 16, 2021
US Treasury Suspends Changes to Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Share Agreements
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Treasury Department said on Tuesday it had suspended changes to the government's stake in housing giants ...
September 15, 2021
Fannie, Freddie Shareholders Urge Supreme Court to Find Conservator Unconstitutional
In a case with ramifications for the so-called administrative state, the Supreme Court considered Dec. 9 whether the ...
December 10, 2020
Job Market Continues Recovery; Economy Getting Boost From Low Mortgage Rates
Commentary Today, two key pieces of data were released. One will be reported correctly, and for the other, ...
October 15, 2020
Mortgage Refinancing Is About to Get More Expensive
Commentary The cost of refinancing a mortgage is about to go up. Those considering refinancing their home mortgages ...
August 19, 2020
3.5 Million US Borrowers on Mortgage Relief, and Rising
A survey from the Mortgage Bankers Association released Monday shows that almost 7 percent of U.S. mortgage holders—or around ...
April 28, 2020
The Great Recession: ‘Reparations’ Gone Bad
Commentary Some of the Democratic candidates for president support studying reparations to blacks to compensate for slavery. But ...
January 8, 2020
Cabinet Secretaries Defend Plan to End Federal Control of Mortgage Market Titans
WASHINGTON—Top federal officials defended the Trump administration’s plan to end federal control of the financially recovering but once ...
September 10, 2019
NTD Evening News Full Broadcast (September 6)
In North Carolina, tornados spun off Hurricane Dorian, causing damage; The Treasury Department in a report suggested restructuring ...
September 6, 2019
Are We Headed Toward Another Housing Crisis? What Hasn’t Changed Enough
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two government-backed housing corporations bailed out seven years ago by federal taxpayers, ...
November 5, 2015
US Pending Home Climb Slightly in November
WASHINGTON—The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes rose modestly in November as a strengthening economy helped ...
December 31, 2014
Tomoko A. Hosaka
Plunge in Mortgage Rates: Should You Refinance Your Mortgage?
A sudden plunge in mortgage rates this week raised an urgent question for millions of Americans: Should I ...
October 18, 2014
Tweaking Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s Bailout
The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced on Aug. 17 that ...
August 29, 2012
Heide B. Malhotra
Mortgage Rates Rise, But Remain Low
The average 30-year mortgage rate rose slightly, according to mortgage finance giant Freddie Mac, but remains at historically ...
March 15, 2012
Home Prices Dip, January Sales Jump
The macroeconomic trends in the national real estate market are making it a real buyers’ market.
February 22, 2012
Federal Mortgage Insurer Headed Toward Collapse
The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is deeply insolvent and headed toward a financial crash like that of Freddie ...
January 25, 2012
SEC Charges Former Freddie, Fannie CEOs
Robert Khuzami, director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) Enforcement Division, announces that the SEC has ...
December 18, 2011
Epoch Times Staff
With Fannie and Freddie Out, China May Take Hard Hit
China may suffer large losses of its Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac bond holdings.
February 16, 2011
Mortgage Rates Plummet to All-Time Lows
Mortgage rates continued their downward slide, as the 5-year, 15-year, and 30-year mortgage rates all fell to record ...
October 7, 2010
Mortgage Rates Hold Steady
Mortgage rates were little changed this week, with 30-year fixed rate mortages (FRM) averaging 4.37 percent and the ...
September 16, 2010
Future of Fannie, Freddie in Question
The future of two mortgage finance behemoths—Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac—are increasingly in doubt as experts debate whether ...
August 18, 2010
Mortgage Industry Proposes Breakup of Fannie, Freddie
A key industry association urged Congress to break up Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into smaller, privately held ...
September 3, 2009
IndyMac Collapse Sparks Fear of Regional Bank Failures
News of IndyMac Bancorp.'s collapse has spawned similar worries that more regional banks may bite the dust.
July 14, 2008
Tens of Thousands Left Without Power Across North, South Carolina After Winter Storm Hits Parts of East Coast
2 Arrested in UK in Connection With Texas Synagogue Hostage-Taker
Djokovic Ejection Sets ‘Dangerous’ Precedent Around Free Speech: Australian Legal Groups
Daniel Y. Teng
North Korea Fires Another 2 Missiles, Say Observers
Chinese State Security Abducts Rights Lawyer Xie Yang: Insider
Parents Sued California After It Required Aztec Prayer in Public Schools: State Now Agrees to Settlement
China Is Restricting Citizens From Leaving, US Citizens Included
Health: We Need a New Paradigm for Final Wishes
, Kaiser Health News
Virginia Governor Bans Critical Race Theory, Names Anti-CRT Advocates to Key Education Posts
Bengals Finally Win a Playoff Game, Hold Off the Raiders 26–19