With home prices up, investors saw a path to own cheap properties in the $34.7 billion of bad mortgages sold last year.
Freddie Mac says it will soon send the U.S. Treasury a $10.4 billion dividend, putting taxpayers further into the black on their bailout of the mortgage giant.
Mortgage applications fell last week to the lowest level in nearly two decades, a clear sign of weakness in buyer demand heading into the usually busy spring housing season.
Buying a new home in a new neighborhood can be great. But if you try to sell too soon, you'll be competing with newer homes, and that can be an expensive trap to escape.
Fannie Mae posts net income of $6.5 billion in the fourth quarter, its eighth straight profitable quarter, and will repay its U.S. government bailout in full.
That all-beef hamburger patty will sizzle on the grill -- and cause a burn on your budget, as beef prices are high and likely to go much higher.
January's existing home sales are expected to show a decline of 3.5 percent to 4.7 million units -- and nobody will be surprised if it is worse.
More bad news for the housing market as data show new-home starts and permits tumbled in January and applications for new mortgages fell in the latest week.
Among the broader bull market of 2013, one sector enjoyed a boom so huge it increased investors' holdings by $2.2 trillion: real estate.
Lenders repossessed fewer U.S. homes in January, bringing the number of completed foreclosures down to the lowest level in more than six years.
Interest rates have risen a bit, but they're still historically low, so refinancing your home remains a smart move. But don't fall into these traps when you do it.