Michael Williams, the CEO of Fannie Mae, won me over this week when, while testifying on Capitol Hill about big fat Fannie executive bonuses and multimillion-dollar salaries, he said this: “These are challenging jobs under challenging circumstances and we need ...Read More »
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PHOENIX — The Obama administration’s top housing official touted the government’s efforts to stabilize neighborhoods hard hit by foreclosures during a visit to a Phoenix neighborhood Thursday. U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan visited two homes bought out ...Read More »
Realtor Thomas Harte had a contract on a 1920s-era home in Charlotte’s Elizabeth neighborhood. The five-bedroom, four-bath, fully renovated house at 425 Clement Ave. was listed at $790,000. With a tax value of $1.23 million, Harte thought the home would ...
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WASHINGTON — The government regulator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac said Thursday that million-dollar bonuses paid to executives at the companies were necessary to keep the mortgage giants running. Edward DeMarco, the acting director of the Federal Housing Finance ...Read More »
The Obama administration rolled out revisions to a program last month designed to prevent some homeowners from going into foreclosure. But many question the Home Affordable Refinance Program’s effectiveness and say that it’s too narrow and limited to make an ...
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WASHINGTON — Government-controlled mortgage giant Freddie Mac has requested $6 billion in additional aid after posting a wider loss in the third quarter. Freddie Mac said Thursday that it lost $6 billion, or $1.86 per share, in the July-September quarter. ...Read More »
This month, the Federal Housing Administration’s single-family home loan limits dropped in more than 600 counties across the U.S., including some in the Charlotte area. On its face, it sounds like more grim news for the housing industry: Lower loan ...
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Jim Kluth remembers in the 1980s when real estate agents, hoping to get first dibs on foreclosed properties, would hang around the Mecklenburg County Courthouse and regularly dig through public records looking for new foreclosure filings. Today, such information is ...
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Bank of America Corp. on Thursday said it is splitting its mortgage business into two units, with a new division created specifically to handle foreclosures and discontinued loan products. The bank said the new Legacy Asset Servicing unit will be ...Read More »