Posts Tagged ‘propublica’

Should States Use Settlement Money for Deficits or Housing? Oh, So What and Who Cares?

Should States Use Settlement Money for Deficits or Housing?  Oh, So What and Who Cares?

When I saw the very first state make a grab for the settlement cash allegedly headed the state’s way, I laughed and vowed not to let it get to me. Mandelman Matters, after all, only writes about things that... (Continue reading)

Freddie Macís Crimes Against Homeowners are NOT an Isolated Incident

Freddie Macís Crimes Against Homeowners are NOT an Isolated Incident

ProPublica is reporting that Freddie Mac has been placing ‚Äúmulti-billion dollar bets designed to only pay off when homeowners remain ‚Äútrapped‚ÄĚ in high interest rate loans, and that the government-owned mortgage monster began increasing such bets late in 2010, which... (Continue reading)

Voting on Principal Reductions: Treasury: YES… FHFA: NO… Obama Administration: YES… Congressional Republicans: NO. Good Lord.

Voting on Principal Reductions: Treasury: YES... FHFA: NO... Obama Administration: YES... Congressional Republicans: NO.  Good Lord.

Obama has been pressuring FHFA to let Fannie Mae grant principal reduction... the President of the United States is pressuring them… Ohhh, is it like Guantanamo… or more like Canyon Ranch… pressure me some more, Barack… I like it when... (Continue reading)

Mandelman Commenting on ProPublica Article…

I never do this, but ProPublica posted an article about real life foreclosures not fitting the conventional wisdom of what most people think they are... they're not a bunch of low income minorities who should never have been able to... (Continue reading)


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