The Senate Banking Committee has set a hearing to examine the reforms next week
An improvement in senior home values helps drive the increase
HUD has been selling underperforming mortgages in an effort to keep homeowners in their houses, but the agency decided the bids on the latest batch were too low to accept.
A White House economist has stressed the need for a continued government mortgage guarantee, regardless of the fate of Fannie and Freddie
The head of the CFPB was taken to task by Senate committee members Wednesday for the agency's habit of holding closed-door sessions and failing to provide notice for public hearings.
Freddie Mac has offloaded more of its risk to private capital, obtaining insurance to cover up to $77.4 million in credit losses for risk associated with some single-family loans
The national mortgage delinquency rate has dropped nearly a quarter in the last year
A large mortgage firm already at the center of investor legal action could be facing separate probes from two government agencies