The devil is in the mortgage finance reform details

The devil is in the mortgage finance reform details

On the bumpy road to a common securitization platform

Housing shouldn’t look at any color but the color of money

People with bad credit and bad habits should be squeezed out of housing

Who is Nat Hardwick?

Former LandCastle Title CEO owns NASCAR team, rubs elbows with PGA pros
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Striking a balance

Housing policy should strive to be all-inclusive
Ed Brady and Nic Retsinas
As the housing market recovers from its worst downturn since the Great Depression, the time is right to re-assess the role of homeownership in American society. How did we go off-track? What must we do better? What are the crucial elements of sustainable homeownership?
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Tight credit weighs on homeownership rate

Megan Hopkins
Despite the housing recovery continuing to gain momentum, millions of homeowners are still underwater on their mortgages or owe more money than their homes are worth,...
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More homeowners are spending on home improvement

Megan Hopkins
Home improvement spending is expected to grow as the year progresses, according to data released Thursday by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University....
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Analyzing newly elected Elizabeth Warren's power as a senator

Kerri Ann Panchuk
A little more than a year ago, Elizabeth Warren was known only in the financial services space as the potential first director of the Consumer Financial...
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Multifamily housing bubble may be in the future

Jessica Huseman
While single-family housing starts remain down, rental demand is driving new multifamily construction. But how long the demand will last is uncertain — an uneasy consideration...
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Senate confirms two for Fed board

Andrew Scoggin
The Federal Reserve Board of Governors will soon be back to full strength with the approval of two nominees Thursday.Senate confirmed Jay Powell and Jeremy Stein...
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Elizabeth Warren Gets a Bad Rap

Christine Ricciardi
The name Elizabeth Warren is one with diverging commentary attached to it. On paper, Warren is an Oklahoma native with a degree from George Washington University, a job teaching law at Harvard University and a close connection to her family. She was senate majority leader Harry Reid's head watchdog over the government's $700bn bailout fund and is considered "one of us" by consumer advocates, labor unions and academics alike.
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AIA Economist: Desperate Architects Find Themselves in Heated Bidding Wars

Jon Prior
Kermit Baker is the chief economist for the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in Washington, D.C. In this capacity, he analyzes business and construction trends in the US economy and examines their impact on AIA members and the architectural profession.
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Harvard Housing Report Sees Affordability Improve

Diana Golobay
Despite federal intervention in the housing market and credit freeze that might not have had the desired effect thus far, certain signs of stabilization appear to be thawing, according to a new housing report. "While it is too soon to tell whether housing markets will stabilize in 2009, conditions that could support a recovery are taking shape," like increased housing affordability and more balanced housing supply and demand, according to a housing report by Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies.
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Fisher Backs Fed Purchases of Long-term Securities

Kelly Curran
The Federal Reserve should buy long-term Treasury securities, said President of the Dallas Federal Reserve, Richard Fisher, on Monday. "I assure you the Federal Reserve has not abandoned the wisdom of Milton Friedman or Walter Bagehot or any of the other established patron saints of central banking," Fisher said in a speech at Harvard University. "But these are complex, trying times...we are the nation's central bank and we are duty bound to apply every tool we can to clean up the mess that has soiled the face of the financial system..."
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