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    How bad is it if I stop paying my mortgage during the pandemic? How bad is it if I stop paying my mortgage during the pandemic? 2:10
4:08 a.m. March 3, 2021 - Barrons.com
There Probably Won’t Be a Post-Covid Wave of Foreclosures Foreclosure moratoriums are set to expire at the end of June. Biden has proposed extending them through September.
1:36 p.m. March 1, 2021 - By Alessandra Malito
I’m a 74-year-old widower in a five-bedroom house just making monthly payments and no retirement nest egg — should I sell or rent out my home? Have a question about your retirement, including where to live? Email us at HelpMeRetire@MarketWatch.com
6:12 a.m. Feb. 25, 2021 - By Jacob Passy
Borrowers with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac mortgages can receive up to 18 months of forbearance, regulator saysThe FHFA also amended its separate payment deferral option for homeowners so they can now miss up to 18 months of payments.
6:51 a.m. Feb. 18, 2021 - By Victor Reklaitis
Robinhood ramps up its lobbying effort as Washington scrutinizes the trading appRobinhood Markets Inc. now has a former Securities and Exchange Commission staffer and a former congressional staffer as in-house lobbyists, adding to its efforts to influence Washington.
6:47 a.m. Feb. 18, 2021 - Barrons.com
Housing Starts Dropped in January. Why the Building Boom Isn't Over. The seasonally adjusted annual rate fell 6% from December, but a separate metric indicates more construction could be coming.
5:08 a.m. Feb. 16, 2021 - By Jacob Passy
Biden administration extends forbearance and foreclosure protections through JuneCurrently, roughly 5.4% of mortgages across the country are still in forbearance, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.
3:00 a.m. Feb. 12, 2021 - Barrons.com
What the FHFA’s Forbearance Extension Could Mean for Homeowners and the Housing Market The move could have ripple effects for homeowners and the housing market, experts say.
12:12 p.m. Feb. 9, 2021 - Barrons.com
FHFA Is Giving Mortgage Borrowers a Bigger Breathing Space Borrowers can now be in forbearance, a protection that allows homeowners to pause or reduce payments, for up to 15 months, compared with a year previously.
4:55 a.m. Feb. 9, 2021 - Barrons.com
Covid-19 Homeowner Protections Will Expire Soon. What You Need To Know. With a workforce destabilized by the pandemic, 2.7 million mortgages are in active forbearance plans.
10:49 a.m. Feb. 4, 2021 - Barrons.com
Covid-Hit Nursing Homes Load Up on Debt Some of the worst residential-care homes in the U.S. are using a federal-backed program to get access to cheap financing.
1:16 p.m. Jan. 28, 2021 - Barrons.com
New Home Sales Ticked Up In December. They Still Missed Expectations. Figures from the Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development were released Thursday.
9:15 a.m. Jan. 28, 2021 - By Jacob Passy
I'm retired and won't live to see my mortgage paid off. Should I refinance to lower my monthly payment?'I need to lower the principal to help me stay in my home, because the cost of living is increasing every year.'
8:28 a.m. Jan. 28, 2021 - Barrons.com
Why U.S. Workers Need a $25 per Hour Minimum Wage The Biden administration's $15 per hour by 2025 proposal is too little, too late.
3:56 a.m. Jan. 27, 2021 - By Victor Reklaitis
Prison stocks tumble as Biden targets them with executive orderPrison stocks fall as President Joe Biden signs an executive order that would curtail the federal government's use of private prisons.
7:27 a.m. Jan. 24, 2021 - By Meera Jagannathan
'Superficial representation isn’t enough': Record number of women expected to serve in Biden's cabinet12 of the 25 cabinet or cabinet-level roles in the Biden administration are expected to be filled by women.
7:31 p.m. Jan. 21, 2021 - By Jacob Passy
Biden administration extends nationwide eviction moratoriumHousing advocates say renters need more help beyond a pause on evictions.
6:33 a.m. Jan. 21, 2021 - Barrons.com
Housing Starts Ended Strong in 2020. Here's What Could Go Wrong. The worst of the housing shortage could soon be over. But home builders have new concerns.
11:47 a.m. Jan. 19, 2021 - Barrons.com
FHFA Extends Foreclosure Moratorium for the Fifth Time. What to Know. The extension was previously set to expire on Jan. 31.
4:49 a.m. Jan. 17, 2021 - By Jacob Passy
Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac can keep future earnings, per agreement between Treasury and regulators ‘Until the Enterprises can raise private capital, they are at risk of failing in the next housing crisis,’ Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mark Calabria said‘Until the Enterprises can raise private capital, they are at risk of failing in the next housing crisis,’ Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mark Calabria said, in announcing the agreement.
12:48 p.m. Jan. 4, 2021 - By Meera Jagannathan
Kamala Harris will leave a U.S. Congress that still doesn't represent all AmericansKamala Harris, the first woman and first person of color to become vice president, will depart Congress on Jan. 20.
6:14 a.m. Dec. 17, 2020 - Barrons.com
The Latest Housing Data Show the Market Is Still Hot The seasonally-adjusted annual rates of both building permits issued and home construction begun increased in November, continuing this year's strong run.
6:41 p.m. Dec. 11, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
Andrew Cuomo emerges as contender for Biden's attorney general nodOthers perceived as in the mix late Friday have been mentioned prominently for weeks: Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama; former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates; and appellate judge Merrick Garland, who was tapped by President Obama to serve on Supreme Court but barred from entering the Senate confirmation process by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
7:03 p.m. Dec. 9, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
Tax credits and rental assistance: How the Biden administration could reshape the country's housing marketPresident-elect Joe Biden takes an unusual approach to housing-related issues, experts say.
1:56 p.m. Dec. 8, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
Biden picks Rep. Marcia Fudge to lead HUD, Tom Vilsack as ag secretaryPresident-elect Joe Biden has selected Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge as his housing and urban development secretary and former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to reprise that role in his administration, according to four people familiar with the decisions.
11:27 a.m. Dec. 3, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
Trump 'eyes and ears' at DOJ banned from building over attempted exfiltration of sensitive materialsThe official serving as President Donald Trump's eyes and ears at the Justice Department has been banned from the building after trying to pressure staffers to give up sensitive information about election fraud and other matters she could relay to the White House, three people familiar with the matter tell the Associated Press.
2:00 p.m. Dec. 2, 2020 - Barrons.com
FHFA Extends Foreclosure Moratorium to Jan. 31 The Federal Housing Finance Agency has extended its moratoriums on single-family foreclosures and evictions until Jan. 31, 2021, at the earliest, the agency announced Wednesday.
10:22 a.m. Nov. 25, 2020 - Barrons.com
New-Home Sales Are Still Ultrahigh. Properties Are Scarce. The annualized rate of sales for October hasn’t been this high since before the 2008-2009 financial crisis.
6:11 a.m. Nov. 22, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
HUD Secretary Ben Carson says he was 'desperately ill' after COVID diagnosis and is now 'out of the woods'"I do believe I am out of the woods at this point," said the secretary, who gave credit to Trump, the White House medical team and doctors at the Walter Reed military hospital.
5:55 a.m. Nov. 18, 2020 - Barrons.com
It's Still Boom Times for Home Builders, October Data Show October housing starts for single-family homes reached their highest seasonally adjusted annual rate since April 2007.
9:06 a.m. Nov. 17, 2020 - By Robert Schroeder
Here’s who could be in Joe Biden’s cabinet As former Vice President Joe Biden readies for his return to the White House, Washington is speculating furiously over whom he'll pick to head the Treasury Department, the State Department, the Pentagon and more.
3:01 a.m. Nov. 10, 2020 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
Were those Biden victory celebrations coronavirus superspreader events? Health experts ‘extremely concerned’ they could be The parties for President-elect Joe Biden came as the U.S. was averaging more than 120,000 new COVID-19 cases a dayThe parties for President-elect Joe Biden came as the U.S. was averaging more than 120,000 new COVID-19 cases a day
7:57 a.m. Nov. 9, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
Ben Carson is the latest Trump election night party attendee to test positive for COVID-19It was supposed to be a scene of celebration.
2:16 a.m. Nov. 9, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
What a Biden administration will mean for housing-finance reform The Trump administration has pursued the recapitalization of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but a Biden administration will likely have different goalsThe Trump administration has pursued the recapitalization of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but a Biden administration will likely have different goals.
6:00 a.m. Nov. 2, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
Trump executive order barring diversity training in government now faces legal challengeThe NAACP Legal Defense Fund, joined by the National Urban League and the National Fair Housing Alliance, has filed a complaint in federal court in Washington, D.C., arguing that Trump's order violates free speech rights and strangles workplace attempts to address systemic race and sex discrimination.
11:03 a.m. Oct. 26, 2020 - Barrons.com
New Home Sales Missed Expectations. What It Could Mean For Builder Stocks. September's rate was the highest in September since 2006.
8:17 a.m. Sept. 19, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
‘This is just slowing the clock on evictions’: Why the CDC’s moratorium on evictions won’t solve America’s looming $100 billion rental crisis ‘The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced in early September that it was establishing a temporary ban on evictions across the country’‘The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced in early September that it was establishing a temporary ban on evictions across the country.’
1:33 a.m. Sept. 8, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
Renters in U.S. cannot be evicted through the end of the year due to coronavirus, CDC order states Unpublished order provides declaration for renters to sign stating they are unable to pay rent, have sought government assistanceTo be eligible for protection, renters will need to provide proof of their inability to pay rent because of the pandemic.
11:57 a.m. Sept. 7, 2020 - Associated Press
House Democrats seek probe into Trump administration violations of Hatch Act during convention Trump has joked he would excuse anyone found to be violating on his behalf the 1939 law intended to limit political activity by federal employees in their official capacities1939 law is intended to limit political activity by federal employees in their official capacity but exempts the president and vice president.
4:13 a.m. Aug. 26, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac will delay controversial refinance fee The ‘adverse market’ fee is being implemented to cover $6 billion in projected losses caused by COVID-19The ‘adverse market’ fee is being implemented to cover $6 billion in projected losses caused by COVID-19.
6:40 p.m. Aug. 25, 2020 - Associated Press
Trump’s convention breaks norms — and possibly the Hatch Act From speeches at White House to endorsements from Cabinet members, official acts and campaigning blend into onePlenty of presidents have walked right up to the line separating official business from politics — or even stepped over it. President Donald Trump has blown past it with a bulldozer, and his planned Republican convention speech from the White House lawn this week might be the latest and most blatant example yet.
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