Regulation & Policy

Countrywide Whistle-Blower to Net $57 Million
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Countrywide Whistle-Blower to Net $57 Million

New York Times Deal Book columnist Matthew Goldstein covers the story of how a... Read more

When Holiday Cheer Is a Pain in the Ear
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When Holiday Cheer Is a Pain in the Ear

Zillow blogger Mera Baker, from the legal department at Patch of Land, spells out... Read more

Disabled Access Starts to Get Listings Traction
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Disabled Access Starts to Get Listings Traction

Real estate columnist Lew Sichelman reports that on the heels of the movement to... Read more

Could Mortgage Rates Go South? Maybe They Should
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Could Mortgage Rates Go South? Maybe They Should

RealtyTrac economic research analyst Peter Miller looks at the global movement of... Read more

Solar and the Appraisers
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Solar and the Appraisers

HousingWire staffer Brena Swanson looks at initiatives, programs, proposals,... Read more

Bold Immigration Play Could be a Political Boon
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Bold Immigration Play Could be a Political Boon

New York Times columnist Nate Cohn looks at the potential silver lining for... Read more

Public Mixed on Prez Immigration Action
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Public Mixed on Prez Immigration Action

A Pew Research Survey reports that the public is divided over President Obama’s... Read more

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FINRA Sets a ‘Measured’ Approach to Mortgage-Bond TransparencyFINRA Sets a ‘Measured’ Approach to Mortgage-Bond Transparency

Six years after a global financial crisis exacerbated by the lack of transparency in the market for U.S. mortgage debt, regulators are planning only a small step toward offering the public more information on trading. Read more

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Why Congress Should Green-Light Tax ExtendersWhy Congress Should Green-Light Tax Extenders

Two of the major housing-related energy tax credits are known by their tax code sections, and this analysis from National Association of Home Builders tax and policy expert Rob Dietz looks consumer demand trends and payments for 25C and 25D. Read more

If House Advances Immigration Plan Barrier, White House Will Veto
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If House Advances Immigration Plan Barrier, White House Will Veto

Reuters reports The White House issued a veto threat on Thursday for a bill that... Read more

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