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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.
7:34 a.m. Nov. 2, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
‘It’s a grim cut off’: Washington abandoned a stimulus deal, so much of America’s temporary financial safety net will expire The help that Americans have been getting with rent, unemployment benefits, student loans, paid leave and more is scheduled to end soonThe help that Americans have been getting with rent, unemployment benefits, student loans, paid leave and more is scheduled to end soon.
1:02 a.m. Oct. 5, 2020 - By Liz Weston
Many avoid bankruptcy out of fear People often wait too long to file, draining retirement accounts or other assets that would be protectedFear, a lack of information and misplaced optimism keep people from getting a fresh start.
12:41 p.m. Oct. 3, 2020 - By Keith Jurow
The COVID-19 lockdown is squeezing real estate from all sides and threatens to burst the housing and mortgage bubble Sooner or later, homeowners in this frothy U.S. housing market must pay the piperSooner or later, homeowners in this frothy U.S. housing market must pay the piper, writes Keith Jurow.
1:37 p.m. Aug. 8, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
Americans’ household debt fell for the first time since 2014 — but that doesn’t mean people are paying off their loans The pandemic-fueled economic downturn hasn’t led to Americans going into default on their debts yetThe pandemic-fueled economic downturn hasn’t led to Americans going into default on their debts yet.
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.
7:47 a.m. July 6, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Commercial real estate ‘somehow has been skipped over,’ for COVID-19 aid. Here’s a plan to change that through equity investments The plan would deliver cash to borrowers directlyThe federal government is being urged by a top real estate group to take an equity stake in U.S. commercial buildings over the next 12 month, through a facility designed to keep borrowers from defaulting during the pandemic and preventing property prices from a downward spiral.
3:58 a.m. May 17, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
Mortgage delinquencies caused by the coronavirus will exceed Great Recession levels, according to this forecast The troubles homeowners face now could make it harder for other people to get home loans in the futureThe troubles homeowners face now could make it harder for other people to get home loans in the future.
5:16 a.m. May 11, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
‘What we are confronting now is really unprecedented.’ Coronavirus-related lawsuits are about to flood the courts At least 917 federal and state lawsuits have been filed in relation to the pandemic, according to one countAt least 917 federal and state lawsuits have been filed in relation to the pandemic, according to one count.
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