Are record-low interest rates masking high-cost mortgage lending?

Are record-low interest rates masking high-cost mortgage lending?

Five leading economists weigh in and the answer may surprise you

Auction.com partners with Google to predict housing trends

Nowcast will predict in real time

The New York Times rambles, and mangles mortgages along the way

Mortgage finance and mortgage regulation aren’t the paper’s strong suits
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Your turn to sound off: what's ahead for Fannie, Freddie?

Paul Jackson
In January's issue of HW Magazine, we're taking a look at the state of the GSEs as 2014 gets underway, and we want to know: what do you think? Will 2014 be a year of reform, abolishment, nothing -- or something else entirely? Let us know by filling out a brief comment.
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Tax Foundation: End of mortgage deduction equals 659,000 jobs lost

Truth or scare tactics?
Kerri Ann Panchuk
The mortgage interest deduction remains the hot potato of tax reform and U.S. deficit debates. To cut it, or not to cut it, that is the question.
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President Obama personally promises to help fix Fannie and Freddie

Jacob Gaffney
The political will to produce housing reform in regards to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac just came straight from the top.
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Meredith Whitney: Detroit reminds investors of consequences to come

Christina Mlynski
Detroit’s decision to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy shouldn’t be regarded as a 'one-off' in the municipal bond markets — this is a trend bondholders will have to face...
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