Housing Dominates Week’s Data Calendar
The Wall Street Journal | May 19, 2013
Housing will dominate the sparse calendar this week. The meager offering of data will allow investors to focus on speeches by Federal Reserve officials as well as the release of policy minutes Wednesday
The Housing Mirage
TIME | May 20, 2013
If housing is back, why is the percentage of people who own homes lower now than it was over a decade ago? That’s one of the many paradoxes of the housing recovery that’s ostensibly under way in the U.S. It’s true that home values began rebounding from their post-financial-crisis trough 15 months ago.
Behind the Mortgage Settlements from the Housing Crisis
The Washington Post | May 20, 2013
Banks have paid less than half the $5.7 billion in cash owed to troubled homeowners under nearly 30 settlements brokered by the government since 2008, delaying help to the millions of victims of discrimination and shoddy lending that epitomized the housing crisis, according to a Washington Post analysis of government data.