Julián Castro sworn in, spends first day as HUD Secretary

Julián Castro sworn in, spends first day as HUD Secretary

Former San Antonio mayor takes over for Shaun Donovan

Blackstone adviser: Investors worried about ‘serious correction’

Byron Wien still holds his line

It’s official: Zillow will own Trulia

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Items Tagged with 'Student loan'


Hey CNBC, shut up about millennials already

Your advice is patronizing, contradictory and just plain wrong
July 24, 2014
CNBC’s analysts seem to view millennials as a giant homogenous mound of humans who all think the same way, look the same way, do the same things and look at the world in the exact same way. And every day, CNBC’s analysts opine on why millennials aren’t buying homes, or buying stocks or buying whatever else it is that CNBC thinks is important that day.
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Warren’s student loan bill blocked by Senate Republicans

Is the “crush” of student loan debt here to stay?
June 11, 2014
The bill is just the latest in a line of legislation to fall victim to the warring parties in Congress. Republicans accused Warren and the Democrats of playing politics by putting the bill forward, knowing that it had little chance to pass.
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Obama announces plan to ease “crushing” student loan debt

What does it mean for housing?
June 9, 2014
In his remarks, and in his weekly radio address, President Obama spoke of the “crushing” debt that students face and how it impedes economic growth. The President said: “If somebody plays by the rules, they shouldn’t be punished for it.”
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CFPB director: Student loans are killing the drive to buy homes

College-educated first-time homebuyers at 10-year low
May 19, 2014

"According to an analysis by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, for the first time in at least a decade," Cordray said in a speech, "households with student loan debt are less likely to have a mortgage than those without student loan debt."

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Looking for a last minute graduation present? How about crushing debt?

Student loan debt keeps climbing, keeps younger buyers from actually buying
May 16, 2014
It’s graduation weekend at many colleges across the nation. It’s a time of celebration and joy. But the real world is about to smack many of these graduates square in the face.
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Barclays: 3 reasons the first-time homebuyer will return

One major hiccup remains
May 1, 2014
Equity researcher Stephen Kim just released an in-depth report titled: The Return of the First-Time Buyer. In it, Kim gives three solid reasons potential homebuyers could enter the market. However, there remains a major barrier.
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Could new securitizations lead to identity theft?

That's the slippery slope of new regulation
April 10, 2014
Securitization is already believed by many to be the big, bad tool Wall Street used to derail the global economy, seemingly and inexplicably on purpose. So this blog probably isn't going to help assuage the rage in those believers.
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Changing Y-bother into Y-not

Student debt...housing's future pitfall?
March 4, 2014
Student debt is becoming too big to just toss under the rug and forget. At its current pace, it could be the next greatest pitfall to housing.
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Is it a good thing mortgage debt levels are rising again?

At first glance it looks like America is ready
February 18, 2014
This quarter is the first time since before the Great Recession that household debt has increased, suggesting that after a long period of deleveraging, households are borrowing again.
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ABS East Wrap: A tale of two government-dominated industries

Student loans and housing dominated all the talk in Miami
October 9, 2013
The mood — subdued complicity — showed just how shackled the mortgage finance industry remains to the federal government. No one has hope for meaningful Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac reform.
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