shaun donovan

Bank Foreclosures OK to Resume

An Obama Administration housing official said mortgage lenders such as Bank of America Corp. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. could legally resume foreclosures on homes, while a New York judge is forcing lawyers handling foreclosures to verify paperwork accuracy, the Associated Press reported.

Fixing Fannie and Freddie:
The Debate Begins

The Obama administration acknowledged Tuesday that major changes must be made to mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but indicated that it supports continuing government guarantees in the mortgage sector. But is that a good idea?

FHA Finally Facing Reality

The Federal Housing Administration has been focusing its efforts to shore up its finances on stricter rules for lenders, but in testimony before the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan is expected to announce changes to rules for borrowers, requiring more skin in the game.