Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Friday, November 08, 2013 6:05 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

Feds ban price-gouging practice surrounding ‘force-placed’ home insurance, to shore up Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Wednesday, April 03, 2013 10:01 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Finally, the two mortgage giants swing into positive territory.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 2:00 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The troubled mortgage company is filing complaint against 15 banks.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012 4:34 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Fannie and Freddie are extending appraisals for those affected by Sandy. Does that mean your lender will, too? Not necessarily.

Monday, November 05, 2012 5:33 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Fannie, Freddie and the FHA are offering help to homeowners who live in areas where a major disaster has been declared as a result of Sandy.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 8:45 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

A revised bailout plan will accelerate dissolution of the mortgage giants.

Monday, August 13, 2012 5:45 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The rising profits of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac signal a stabilizing housing market.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 5:57 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Dismantling mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which together guarantee approximately three-quarters of all new home loans, is turning out to be a complicated operation. On the one hand, Congress wants to shut down the agencies and get the government out of the mortgage business. On the other hand, it has to be done

Monday, March 12, 2012 9:15 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

Statistically, America may be digging out of the foreclosure quagmire caused by subprime mayhem and the subsequent collapse of the housing bubble …

Friday, December 16, 2011 3:05 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Troubles continue to plague Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the giant mortgage companies that were taken over by the government in 2008 and bailed out by taxpayers. The Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, sued three former executives at each of the two companies, including the former CEOs, charging them with misrepresenting the amount of

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