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8:04 a.m. May 3, 2021 - By Philip van Doorn
If you think inflation poses a long-term threat, you might want to make these portfolio moves nowShift bond exposure, add gold and other commodities, and look for dividend increases in the stock market.
5:36 a.m. May 3, 2021 - By Jacob Passy
Is the U.S. housing market heading for a crash? Here’s what the experts saySearches for the phrase, 'When is the housing market going to crash?' are up 2,450% over the past month.
5:54 p.m. May 2, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My sister inherited the family home, but not the contents. She set up a ‘garage sale’ — and key items were missing. Should I pursue legal action? ‘She kept saying, “I have to think about my retirement.” She is 67. I think she is padding her 401(k) with everything she can get her hands on’‘She kept saying, “I have to think about my retirement.” She is 67. I think she is padding her 401(k) with everything she can get her hands on.’
8:14 a.m. May 1, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My sister’s home is in foreclosure, so she’s moving in with our parents. She posted on Facebook that she deserves their home. What should I do? ‘She is the power of attorney for my parents and will be executor of their will. She is getting a payment from Veterans Affairs to take care of them’‘She is the power of attorney for my parents and will be executor of their will. She is getting a payment from Veterans Affairs to take care of them.’
6:34 a.m. May 1, 2021 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Brookfield to hand back keys to three malls, potentially more, as it goes private in $6.5 billion dealBrookfield Property Partners is giving lenders back the keys to three struggling malls, with the possibility of more, as the Canadian asset manager takes its giant property arm private.
7:32 a.m. April 30, 2021 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Mortgage mess on commercial properties could last 5-7 years, says this real-estate veteranMission Peak Capital, an U.S. investor in commercial real estate, sees an opportunity in handling loan payments and workouts on properties struggling because of the pandemic.
5:05 a.m. April 29, 2021 - By Robert Schroeder
Here’s where Biden stands on key goals at his 100-day mark Targets on vaccinations, climate have been met, but other plans are works in progressHundreds of millions of shots in arms? Check. A $15 minimum wage? Stalled. Raising taxes on corporations? A work in progress. Here’s where President Joe Biden stands on some key goals as he hits his 100-day mark.
3:43 a.m. April 28, 2021 - Barrons.com
10 Buyer's Markets Where Home Prices Haven't Boomed Barron’s searched for compelling areas where home prices have risen below average and buyers face less competition than they might in other parts of the U.S.
5:59 a.m. April 26, 2021 - By Eleanor Laise
How to get in line for homeowner assistance fundsStates will distribute nearly $10 billion to help homeowners hurt by the pandemic.
4:13 a.m. April 24, 2021 - By Eleanor Laise
Homeowners' new safety net leaves many at risk The clock is ticking as government races to stave off foreclosures.
2:01 p.m. April 21, 2021 - Barrons.com
Google Searches Asking When the Housing Market Will Crash Have Soared. What Experts Say. The housing market is hot—but is it too hot?
4:53 a.m. April 6, 2021 - By Eleanor Laise
CFPB moves to avert a wave of foreclosuresThe Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is moving to strengthen protections for struggling mortgage borrowers, including those with non-federally backed loans who have so far been excluded from nationwide Covid-related relief.
4:30 a.m. April 6, 2021 - Barrons.com
This Might Be the Best U.S. Economy Ever Credit Suisse books $4.7 billion loss, Yellen pushes for a global minimum corporate tax rate, CDC decision on vaccinations sends shares of cruise operators higher, and other news to start your day.
7:06 a.m. April 4, 2021 - By Jacob Passy
'We can’t compete with all cash': The struggle is real to buy a home during COVID-19'Evidence indicates that there is still a very strong aspiration toward homeownership.'
6:50 a.m. April 4, 2021 - By Jacob Passy
My in-laws are underwater on their mortgage and their home is in disrepair. Should they just walk away and move in with us?'My husband feels that walking away and them taking the credit hit of foreclosure is the best option.'
12:47 p.m. March 25, 2021 - By Eleanor Laise
Door is shut to millions of American homeowners in need of mortgage relief as pandemic enters Year 2Some 14.5 million single-family home loans are privately owned, with no federal backing, and occupy a gray area when it comes to government programs delaying foreclosure proceedings and granting payment forbearance.
6:40 a.m. March 20, 2021 - By Jacob Passy
This new type of reverse mortgage would help retirees generate much more incomeReverse mortgages can be a powerful financial tool in retirement — especially as more Americans age in place. But the product’s design today isn’t meeting many borrowers’ needs.
2:50 p.m. March 10, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Senate confirms Marcia Fudge as HUD secretary, Michael Regan to lead EPAThe Senate on Wednesday confirmed Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development and North Carolina regulator Michael Regan to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, picking up the pace for confirmations in President Joe Biden's Cabinet.
5:08 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.
9:40 a.m. March 1, 2021 - By Chris Matthews
Meme stocks, crypto and student loans: what to watch for at SEC, CFPB confirmation hearings President Biden will have the opportunity to force profound changes on the American corporate sector on Tuesday morning, when his picks to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will participate in confirmation hearings before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee.
7:12 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.
4:20 a.m. Feb. 17, 2021 - Barrons.com
Bitcoin’s Run Doesn’t Make Sense Berkshire Hathaway’s mystery investments are Verizon and Chevron, major winter storm slows U.S. vaccination effort, Epic Games takes Apple battle to Brussels, and other news to start your day.
6:08 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.
5:19 a.m. Feb. 13, 2021 - By Philip van Doorn
24 bank stocks with dividends of at least 3.57%, three times what 10-year Treasurys payBanks have "come full circle" through the pandemic, according to Christopher Marinac from Janney Montgomery Scott.
4:00 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.
7:44 a.m. Feb. 10, 2021 - By Jacob Passy
Borrowers with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac mortgages can get additional forbearance, regulator saysRoughly 3% of mortgages backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are currently in forbearance.
1:12 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.
5:55 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.
10:58 a.m. Jan. 28, 2021 - Barrons.com
Grappling With the Wealth Gap Leaders offered solutions at Barron's online event, "The Wealth Gap: Solutions Today for a Better Tomorrow."
8:28 a.m. Jan. 27, 2021 - Barrons.com
The Wealth Gap How Inequality in Housing Contributes to the Growing Wealth Gap—and What Can Be Done Covid-19 has laid bare income and wealth inequality in the U.S. Unequal access to housing threatens to drive the gap wider.
4:15 a.m. Jan. 25, 2021 - Barrons.com
Barron’s Daily: GameStop Stock Is Soaring Again. What’s Behind Its Remarkable — and Inexplicable — Run. The busiest week of earnings season is here, Merck ends Covid-19 vaccine research as U.S. cases top 25 million, Americans face tough choices as mortgage protections may end, and other news to start your day.
11:47 a.m. Jan. 23, 2021 - By Jacob Passy
'There's been a threat of mass evictions': Biden plans to extend national-eviction moratorium through September 2021 The ambitious package also includes funding for emergency rental assistance beyond what was enacted in December.
8:31 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.
12:47 p.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.
12:48 p.m. Jan. 17, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Biden will appeal to national unity in inaugural addressPresident-elect Joe Biden will deliver an appeal to national unity when he is sworn in Wednesday and plans immediate moves to combat the coronavirus pandemic and undo some of President Donald Trump’s most controversial policies, his incoming chief of staff said Sunday.
5:48 a.m. Jan. 17, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
COVID-19 has caused real financial pain. So why did consumer bankruptcies drop in 2020?There was a 30% drop in all bankruptcies year over year.
8:19 a.m. Jan. 12, 2021 - By Philip van Doorn
Banks are back --- almost half of 15 large U.S. banks are expected to increase quarterly profitBank stocks have been revived after a long decline during the coronavirus pandemic.
6:59 a.m. Dec. 27, 2020 - By Jillian Berman
As stimulus bill stalls, eviction protection and other financial relief set to expire Dec. 31Many programs keeping struggling Americans afloat, including unemployment benefits for gig workers, are due to end soon.
1:29 p.m. Dec. 15, 2020 - Barrons.com
Economists Are Ringing Alarms About Home Affordability If supply remains low and demand remains high, home prices will continue to rise. Already-low mortgage rates would need to fall further to offset the cost.
1:06 p.m. Dec. 15, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Stock-market uncertainty runs high headed into Fed's Wednesday meetingTime is running out on 2020. It is a point that some Wall Street investors might take heart in ahead of a what could be a crucial meeting of the Federal Reserve next week, even if it results in no substantial policy changes, as widely expected.
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