Buying A Home In Manhattan Isn’t Getting Easier

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

New data for the second quarter of this year from the appraisal firm Miller Samuel show there are fewer homes for sale in Manhattan, and new listings are being bought up fast.



Would-Be Manhattan Home Buyers Confront Meager Supplies

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

So long as credit is tight, homeowners who might think about upgrading don't have much reason to put their apartment on the market. Interest rates are low, but few would-be purchasers qualify.



Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Agree to Speed Up Insurance Money to Sandy Victims

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Federal mortgage agencies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have agreed to help Sandy victims in New York get their insurance money quicker and with fewer headaches, the Cuomo administration announced Tuesday. 


The Takeaway

How Libor Affects Main Street

Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Libor manipulation scandal has dominated the news with stories of a culture of corporate greed and bankers who don't know right from wrong. But why should we care about a few London traders who fudged the numbers?

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Citigroup to Pay $158.3 Million to Settle Mortgage Fraud Charges

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Citigroup’s mortgage unit has agreed to pay $158.3 million to settle charges that it defrauded a U.S. government home loan insurance program.



AG Eric Schneiderman Says Mortgage Settlement Means Relief for Troubled NY Borrowers

Thursday, February 09, 2012

New York has joined a $25 billion state and federal settlement with five major banks that would resolve claims over "robo-signing" and other abuses of the foreclosure process.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

AG Schneiderman Promises Swift Action From New Financial Regulation Group

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Recap from It's a Free Country.

Welcome to Politics Bites, where every afternoon at It's A Free Country, we bring you the unmissable quotes from the morning's political conversations on WNYC. Today on the Brian Lehrer Show, Eric Schneiderman, New York State Attorney General and  co-chair of the Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Working Group, talked about his appointment to co-chair the federal working group examining mortgage fraud.

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Transportation Nation

Houston revisits parking ordinance

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

(KUHF, Houston, April 14) The city of Houston has long held the assumption that driving drives business, and businesses must provide for drivers. But as that city begins to look at denser development, business owners wonder whether minimum parking requirements are good public policy. Wendy Siegle at KUHF has more.

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