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The administration's foreclosure policy -- for now

Earlier today, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan joined Treasury's Michael Barr to brief reporters on the administration's response to the foreclosure mess. And the answer, basically, was that "it's under review." A variety of agencies overseeing a variety of sectors...

By Ezra Klein  | October 20, 2010; 5:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Housing Crisis  
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The case for a foreclosure moratorium

John Taylor is president and chief executive of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, and he's among those calling for a foreclosure moratorium -- and not just because the paperwork was awry. We spoke this afternoon. Ezra Klein: Why do...

By Ezra Klein  | October 20, 2010; 5:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Housing Crisis, Interviews  
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The case against a foreclosure moratorium

Anne Kim is director of Third Way’s domestic-policy program, and Jason Gold is a senior fellow for housing and finance at the think tank. They’ve co-written a paper on why a foreclosure moratorium would be a bad idea. We spoke...

By Ezra Klein  | October 20, 2010; 5:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Housing Crisis, Interviews  
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Three options for the mortgage mess

The news that the largest bond fund in the world, the largest money manager in the world and the New York Federal Reserve are demanding that Bank of America repurchase $47 billion in mortgage bonds is scary stuff. As Daniel...

By Ezra Klein  | October 20, 2010; 2:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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The Treasury's defense of HAMP

My column this morning was not kind toward the Home Affordable Modification Program, or HAMP. When officials from Treasury called to press their case, I suggested a Q&A format so that you all could hear their argument. The participants were...

By Ezra Klein  | October 15, 2010; 4:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Column: Four ways the foreclosure mess could be used to help homeowners

If you didn't think the gods of financial crises had a sense of humor, consider that the latest economic threat is that foreclosures have largely stopped. What's next? Our (401)ks are looking too full? Although the potential for chaos...

By Ezra Klein  | October 15, 2010; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Dean Baker: 'This isn’t going to be TARP II', Ezra Klein , October 14, 2010
Ritholtz: The worst is behind us on housing, Ezra Klein , September 13, 2010
Should we let housing prices fall?, Ezra Klein , September 8, 2010
A stimulus idea that doesn't need 60 votes, Ezra Klein , August 19, 2010
Clinton and the housing boom, Ezra Klein , June 21, 2010
How bad is the housing situation?, Ezra Klein , May 19, 2010
Why you shouldn't buy a house in Vegas, Ezra Klein , April 21, 2010
The continuing housing slump, Ezra Klein , February 16, 2010
The virtues of paying your mortgage, Ezra Klein , January 12, 2010
The problem with loan modifications, Ezra Klein , January 4, 2010
Are homeowners better people?, Ezra Klein , November 10, 2009
Is the Housing Tax Credit a Rip-Off?, Ezra Klein , August 28, 2009
The FICO Scores Seemed So Innocent., Ezra Klein , May 18, 2009
 
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