Engineers have a seemingly unobjectionable proposal: Make roofs less likely to fly off in hurricanes. So why won’t the homebuilding industry support it?
Extreme flood insurance rate hikes and shoddy floodplain mapping are driving the cost of homeownership up and home values down, industry organizations told Congress
As most people in the mortgage lending industry well know, the Dodd-Frank and the Consumer Protection Act have made it even more difficult for consumers to obtain loans by trying to “protect” them.
The controversial practice of intentionally walking away from a home encumbered by negative equity or an upside-down mortgage has been particularly damaging for the two government-sponsored mortgage entities, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.