Tuesday, April 02, 2013
By Ilya Marritz
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.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
By Daniel P. Tucker : Associate Producer, WNYC News
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.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
By Charlie Herman : Business and Economics Editor
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.
Thursday, February 09, 2012
By Ilya Marritz
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.
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.
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.