July 26, 2017

Why Housing?

Susan Wachter and I have a new paper out, entitled Why Housing?  The paper is a critical review of … [Read more...]

Citigroup to Settle MBS Suit for $24.9 Million

Citigroup to settle MBS suit for $24.9 million (Reuters) – Citigroup Inc has agreed to pay … [Read more...]

Citigroup to Settle MBS Suit for $24.9 Million

Citigroup to settle MBS suit for $24.9 million (Reuters) – Citigroup Inc has agreed to pay … [Read more...]

Where The Shadow Inventory Is: A Modern Day Children’s Story

Where The Shadow Inventory Is: A Home Seller’s Tale Real estate-minded people are abuzz with talk of … [Read more...]

Bankruptcy Law and the Cost of Credit: The Impact of Cramdown on Mortgage Interest Rates

Joshua Goodman Harvard University – Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) Adam J. Levitin Georgetown … [Read more...]

Cramdown and the Cost of Mortgage Credit

Joshua Goodman at the Harvard Kennedy School and I have a new paper out examining the impact of … [Read more...]

City Orders Emergency Demolition of Cockroach-Infested House

Hammond orders demolition of cockroach-infested house HAMMOND | An emergency demolition order … [Read more...]

Bring Out The Fences And Concrete Barriers…The Fascists Are Coming To Town!

Bring Out The Fences And Concrete Barriers…The Fascists Are Coming To Town! They’ve been warning for … [Read more...]

Bring Out The Fences And Concrete Barriers…The Fascists Are Coming To Town!

Bring Out The Fences And Concrete Barriers…The Fascists Are Coming To Town! They’ve been warning for … [Read more...]

New York Times Publishes Apology for Obama’s Failed Housing Policies

New York Times Publishes Apology for Obama’s Failed Housing Policies On the one hand, the dismal … [Read more...]

Capital Account | Barry Ritholtz on the Ghosts Haunting the Zombified US Housing Market (VIDEO)

Welcome to Capital Account. New home construction in the US fell in July, according to Commerce … [Read more...]

Stunning Crimes of the Big Banks: Worse than Your Wildest Imagination

Preface: Not all banks are criminal enterprises. The wrongdoing of a particular bank cannot be … [Read more...]

Cummings | “Incomprehensible” that DeMarco Would Throw Away Up to $1 Billion in Potential Savings for U.S. Taxpayers

Cummings: “Incomprehensible” that DeMarco Would Throw Away Up to $1 Billion in Potential Savings for … [Read more...]

Geithner Letter to FHFA Director on Principal Reduction

Geithner Letter to FHFA on Principal Reduction “I am concerned by your continued opposition to … [Read more...]

FAIL | Edward DeMarco Rejects Gov’t Mortgage Write-Down Plan

Regulator rejects gov’t mortgage write-down plan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top U.S. … [Read more...]

Cummings Issues Statement on DOJ, OCC Settlement Against Capital One for Violating the Rights of Servicemembers

Cummings Issues Statement on DOJ, OCC Settlement Against Capital One for Violating the Rights of … [Read more...]

Has housing hit a bottom?

Or is it just another mirage? Four years ago, the housing market collapsed as the artificial bubble … [Read more...]

Obama: When I try something that doesn’t work, I don’t try it again — except when I do

More housing-market messes. I realize I already discussed this moment in an earlier post, but there … [Read more...]

Now It’s the Big Banks That Are Getting Foreclosed On

Now It’s the Big Banks That Are Getting Foreclosed On Call it a case of man bites dog. Since … [Read more...]

‘Shadow REO’: As Many as 90% of Foreclosed Properties Held Off the Market, Estimates Suggest

‘Shadow REO’: As Many as 90% of Foreclosed Properties Held Off the Market, Estimates … [Read more...]

Abigail Field | Taking Back the Housing Market, San Bernadino Version

Taking Back the Housing Market, San Bernadino Version Every government in the United States has the … [Read more...]

CLEARING THE MORTGAGE MARKET THROUGH PRINCIPAL REDUCTION: A BAD BANK FOR HOUSING (RTC 2.0)

CLEARING THE MORTGAGE MARKET THROUGH PRINCIPAL REDUCTION: A BAD BANK FOR HOUSING (RTC 2.0) Abstract … [Read more...]

Semiannual Risk Perspective, Spring 2012 | OCC Report Discusses Risks Facing National Banks and Federal Savings Associations

OCC Report Discusses Risks Facing National Banks and Federal Savings Associations WASHINGTON — Top … [Read more...]

Fighting Foreclosure Fatigue

Folks in Washington tell me there is a general sense of “foreclosure fatigue” in our nation’s … [Read more...]

Bank For International Settlements Report: Big Banks Take Risks Expecting Taxpayers To Cover Losses

Bank For International Settlements Report: Big Banks Take Risks Expecting Taxpayers To Cover Losses … [Read more...]

Florida Protects Banking Giant Lender Processing Services, Ignores Hurting Homeowners

Florida Protects Banking Giant Lender Processing Services, Ignores Hurting Homeowners When June … [Read more...]

Florida Protects Banking Giant Lender Processing Services, Ignores Hurting Homeowners

Florida Protects Banking Giant Lender Processing Services, Ignores Hurting Homeowners When June … [Read more...]

Feds to Sell Off Delinquent Loans of Borrowers in Foreclosure

Feds to sell off delinquent loans, aiding South Florida borrowers in foreclosure By Kimberly Miller … [Read more...]

Whistleblower Who Couldn’t Be Intimidated By Citigroup Wins $31 Million

Woman Who Couldn’t Be Intimidated by Citigroup Wins $31 Million Sherry Hunt never expected to be a … [Read more...]

Consumer confidence plunged in May, more long-term jobless to be cut loose

But perhaps a bottom in the housing market. The news from today’s economic indicators was … [Read more...]

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