Federal Housing Finance Agency

Latest Federal Housing Finance Agency Items
  • Median pay of top staffers at Fannie, Freddie tops $200K

    Median pay for nearly 2,000 senior managers at government-controlled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac exceeded $200,000 last year, according to a new government report released Monday.


  • Fannie-Freddie regulator softens on resisting principal reductions

    The federal regulator who oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is softening his position against allowing the mortgage giants to reduce principal for U.S. borrowers at risk of foreclosure.


  • Fannie Mae's Washington headquarters (Associated Press)

    Fannie Mae asks government for almost $4.6B after 4Q loss

    Mortgage giant Fannie Mae said Wednesday that it lost money in its fourth quarter and is asking the federal government for $4.57 billion in aid to cover its deficit.


  • Watchdog: Fannie, Freddie abuses went free

    A government watchdog said Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac improperly foreclosed on homeowners and cost the government billions of dollars by not holding major banks to strict underwriting requirements.


  • Obama offers mortgage relief on western trip

    President Barack Obama offered mortgage relief on Monday to hundreds of thousands of Americans, his latest attempt to ease the economic and political fallout of a housing crisis that has bedeviled him as he seeks a second term.


  • Mortgage Q&A: Policy fixes may boost refinancing

    In recent columns, I have expressed my frustration over the overreaction to the mortgage meltdown and how it has resulted in an overtightening of mortgage underwriting guidelines.


  • Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif. gestures during her news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Aug. 13, 2010, to discuss the House ethics committee investigation. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    EDITORIAL: Housing regulators run amok

    Busybody regulators who purport to protect consumers often do so by limiting consumer choice. One example is a rule proposed by the Federal Housing Finance Agency.


  • American Scene

    State Attorney General Jerry Brown sued the federal government Wednesday, asking a judge to stop government-sponsored mortgage buyers from blocking a program that lets homeowners pay for energy-efficient improvements through increased property taxes.


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