| Aug 21, 2013
| 8:08 AM
Sales of previously owned U.S. homes rose in July, as more inventory hit the market and an increase in mortgage interest rates likely motivated buyers.
Sales were up 6.5% from the prior month and 17.2% from the same month a year earlier. Homes sold at a...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Anyone thinking of skating on mortgages owned by either Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac may want to think again. As a result of new government reports, the two companies say they are going to do a better job of going after so-called strategic defaulters....
| Oct 14, 2013
| 6:43 AM
WASHINGTON -- Upset that the fiscal stalemate in Washington is threatening the global economy, China called for the U.S. dollar to be replaced as the international reserve currency as well as for broader steps to create a "de-Americanized world."...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 7:46 AM
Fixed mortgage rates rose early this week amid the debt crisis, Freddie Mac's latest survey showed, with lenders offering the 30-year home loan at an average of 4.28%, up from 4.23% a week earlier.
The offering rate for 15-year fixed mortgages...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 7:12 PM
The stock market streaked to new highs Thursday as investors remained hopeful that the Federal Reserve's easy money policies will continue to drive the U.S. economy.
The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index, the two most...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 7:14 PM
Wells Fargo & Co. booked a record $5.5 billion in profit during the second quarter despite a dramatic rise in mortgage rates and signs of a slowdown in its refinancing business.
The 19% year-over-year jump in earnings for the nation's largest home...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 7:25 AM
WASHINGTON -- UBS said Monday it agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by U.S. regulators alleging the Swiss banking giant misrepresented mortgage-backed securities sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the years leading up to the subprime-loan meltdown....
| Jul 25, 2013
| 3:22 PM
WASHINGTON -- U.S. regulators said Thursday that they reached an $885-million settlement with UBS Americas Inc. of a suit alleging that the subsidiary of the Swiss banking giant misrepresented mortgage bonds it sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
| Jul 21, 2013
| 9:18 PM
Sinking money into real estate investment trusts is considered to be one of Wall Street's most complex investments.
Owning shares of REITs gives investors an opportunity to get investment exposure to real estate, including apartments, shopping centers...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Michele and Russell Poland's credit was shot, but they managed to buy their suburban dream home anyway.
After a business bankruptcy and a home foreclosure, they turned to a rare option in this era of tightfisted banking — a subprime loan.
| Aug 6, 2013
| 7:47 PM
In twin securities-fraud lawsuits against Bank of America Corp., the federal government is accusing the nation's second-largest lender of lying to investors about supposedly prime loans that more closely resembled subprime "liar loans."
The civil suits,...