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We’ve nationalized the home mortgage market. Now what?

The home loan market was nationalized in a slapdash fashion and is now riven by conflicts of interest and competing goals. To solve it, a consensus is forming to head down the path of the least resistance but greatest risk.... Read more»

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Mortgage servicers spend millions on political contributions

As the financial markets roil, one of the critical factors weighing down the U.S. economy is the flood of home foreclosures. Thursday's crash underscores how difficult it will be for the economy to make significant strides while the housing market is still in tatters. ... Read more»

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FDIC chairwoman: Mortgage industry had 'disdain for borrowers'

Outgoing Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Chairwoman Sheila Bair's revealing exit interview by the New York Times has generated plenty of buzz. But while the interview provided a comprehensive look at Bair's role from 2006 to 2011, what caught our attention was her characterization of the foreclosure crisis.... Read more»