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11:12 a.m. April 3, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My stepmother got nothing when my father died, per their prenup. She asked me to buy her a home. What should I do? ‘What would be some ways I could help her financially or otherwise without giving her a house?’‘What would be some ways I could help her financially or otherwise without giving her a house?’
5:49 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.
4:01 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
3:16 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.
9:17 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.’
2:33 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Renters in U.S. cannot be evicted through the end of the year due to coronavirus, CDC order states Unpublished order provides declaration for renters to sign stating they are unable to pay rent, have sought government assistanceTo be eligible for protection, renters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.
12:57 p.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.
5:13 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.
7:40 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.
1:08 p.m. Aug. 25, 2020 - Associated Press
Trump breaks latest norm in tapping into White House pomp and pageantry as backdrop for acceptance speech President Donald Trump‘s planned Republican convention speech from the White House lawn this week might be the latest and most blatant example of his long-running disregard for norms and traditions of the presidency and executive-branch standards.
8:23 a.m. Aug. 8, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
The number of Americans skipping mortgage payments is falling — except among these borrowers Forbearance plans allow mortgage borrowers to make reduced payments or skip monthly paymentsForbearance plans allow mortgage borrowers to make reduced payments or skip monthly payments.
7:56 a.m. Aug. 8, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
Real-estate reckoning on ‘master bedrooms’ as a racist term took place after years of discussion — yet many home builders dropped the term years ago A growing number of real-estate professionals have stopped using the phrase ‘master bedroom’ amid a broader societal rethink of the language we useA growing number of real-estate professionals have stopped using the phrase ‘master bedroom’ amid a broader societal rethink of the language we use.
11:09 a.m. July 29, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
Trump says he’ll keep low-income housing out of suburbs as he rescinds Obama-era anti-segregation regulation Housing advocates say the regulation was necessary to combat racial segregation, but Trump says getting rid of it will lead to higher home pricesHousing advocates say the regulation was necessary to combat racial segregation, but Trump says getting rid of it will lead to higher home prices.
11:28 a.m. July 8, 2020 - Associated Press
Renters face financial cliff ahead as eviction moratorium ends July 25 As a jump in virus cases in many states adds more uncertainty to the job market, many who rent are facing a precarious futureAmericans who rent have largely been able to survive the initial months of the coronavirus pandemic helped by unemployment and federal relief checks, but the extra $600 in unemployment benefits ceases at the end of July and local eviction moratoriums are expiring.
3:34 a.m. June 19, 2020 - By Julian Agyeman
Why blacks have less land than they did 100 years ago — and what can be done about it Restoring the idea of the black commons could be one way of redressing centuries of disinvestmentThe lack of ownership is crucial to understanding the crippling economic disparity that has hollowed out the black middle class and continues to plague black America — making it harder to accrue wealth and pass it on to future generations.
7:37 p.m. June 17, 2020 - Associated Press
Trump-appointed chief of U.S. global broadcasting fires agency heads in major reshuffle Head of Radio Free Europe among those fired; Voice of America director quit MondayThe new chief of U.S.-funded international broadcasting on Wednesday fired the heads of at least three outlets he oversees and replaced their boards with allies, in a move likely to raise fears that he intends to turn the Voice of America and its sister outlets into Trump administration propaganda machines.
3:13 p.m. June 15, 2020 - Associated Press
Treasury withholding $679 million in coronavirus relief funds for tribes Chunk of funds being withheld due to ongoing legal caseThe U.S. Treasury Department is withholding $679 million in coronavirus relief funding for tribes while a challenge over its initial round of payments to tribal governments plays out in court.
3:51 a.m. June 15, 2020 - Associated Press
Trump rally next weekend in Tulsa labeled dangerous by public health experts Even absent a public health emergency, it’s not unusual for several individuals in a Trump rally crowd to require medical attention when the temperature in a venue risesEven absent a public health emergency, it’s not unusual for several individuals in a Trump rally crowd to require medical attention when the temperature in a venue rises.
7:10 a.m. June 11, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
The Trump administration is preventing DACA recipients from getting federally-backed mortgages, Democratic lawmakers say A group of Democratic lawmakers has called for an investigation into policy changes that have allegedly resulted in DACA recipients being denied FHA loansA group of Democratic lawmakers has called for an investigation into policy changes that have allegedly resulted in DACA recipients being denied FHA loans.
6:13 a.m. May 5, 2020 - By rbisdale
How bad is it if I stop paying my mortgage during the pandemic?As the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect jobs and income, people are forced to cut their expenses. Here's what you need to know if you're considering pausing your mortgage payments during the crisis.
4:06 a.m. April 27, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
3 million Americans are skipping mortgage payments, but Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will cut mortgage servicers a break Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be allowed to purchase home loans in forbearanceFannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be allowed to purchase home loans in forbearance.
6:11 a.m. April 23, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
U.S. new home sales drop 15% in March because of coronavirusSales of new U.S. homes fell by more than 15% in March as the coronavirus pandemic weighed on buyer traffic. New home sales dropped to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 627,000, from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The larger decrease compared to the March decline in existing-home sales is a reflection of the data that guide the two reports. "Because new home sales are based on contract signings, an early step in the home buying process, they showed a larger decline than existing home sales data, which came out earlier this week," said Danielle Hale, chief economist at Realtor.com.
8:58 a.m. April 18, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
More than half of renters say they lost jobs due to coronavirus: ‘They could face housing situations that spiral out of control’ ‘Low-income renters, especially those who lose employment during the crisis, will have a hard time paying back rent’‘Low-income renters, especially those who lose employment during the crisis, will have a hard time paying back rent.’
3:46 a.m. April 15, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
Are you a homeowner seeking forbearance on your mortgage? Watch out for these red flags These are the questions to ask if you apply for mortgage assistanceThese are the questions to ask if you apply for mortgage assistance.
9:46 a.m. April 13, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
The mortgage industry is facing a crisis because of the coronavirus — and borrowers could fall through the cracks ‘There’s just no way anybody could have enough capital set aside to handle the kind of payments that servicers could have to make’‘There’s just no way anybody could have enough capital set aside to handle the kind of payments that servicers could have to make.’
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