The Senate Banking Committee has set a hearing to examine the reforms next week
An improvement in senior home values helps drive the increase
The percentage of underwater homeowners fell at the fastest pace on record in the third quarter.
The agency that oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is going ahead with plans to scale down their financing of multifamily mortgages next year despite heated opposition from industry groups.
JPMorgan tweeted earlier this week that they were taking questions on the hashtag #ASKJPM. Predictably, it all went horribly wrong.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has backed down on a rule that would have wound title insurance into total costs listed on a mortgage form after industry pressure.
In a party-line vote, the Senate has invoked the "nuclear option," ending Republicans' ability to filibuster presidential nominees.
Republicans blocked Rep. Mel Watt's confirmation as FHFA director -- the first time a sitting Congressman has been denied for a presidential nomination in 170 years. But Harry Reid says the fight's not over yet.