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Housing: Foreclosure Prevention

Sharing the Pain and Gain in the Housing Market

book_alt2 icon Report John Griffith and Jordan Eizenga explain why Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency should embrace a targeted principal-reduction program for certain deeply underwater loans it owns or guarantees.

By John Griffith and Jordan Eizenga | Thursday, March 29, 2012

Tossing a Lifeline to Underwater Homeowners

Congress can step up and help the more than 3 million homeowners that cannot refinance their mortgages to today’s low rates, writes John Griffith.

By John Griffith | Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Time to Ramp Up Refinancing

New legislation would help more homeowners refinance through the Home Affordable Refinance Program, writes John Griffith.

By John Griffith | Thursday, June 7, 2012

The FHA Is on Board With Principal Reduction

John Griffith argues that with most of the mortgage industry embracing principal reduction as a way to help troubled homeowners, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should follow suit.

By John Griffith | Monday, June 11, 2012

Inching Toward Principal Write-Downs at Fannie and Freddie

New data from the firms’ regulator confirms that principal reductions can be good business practice, write John Griffith and Daniel Molitor.

By John Griffith and Daniel Molitor | Thursday, April 19, 2012