Mortgage Freeze

  • Mortgage Freeze

    Will The Bush Bailout Exacerbate Problems In The Housing Market?

    We’ve found ourselves in the uncomfortable position of being part of a large chorus of skeptics of the Bush administration’s plan to forestall foreclosures through a combination of fast-tracked refinancings (mostly aimed at people who would be better off defaulting and moving into a rental) and freezes. We prefer to take contrarian, controversialist stances but […]

    / Dec 10, 2007 at 10:34 AM
  • Mortgage Freeze

    We Regret To Inform You That This Is A Government Bailout

    We began our quick analysis of President Bush’s loan modification plan yesterday by calling it a bailout. Today we hearing from all over that the plan is not a bailout. In fact, Felix Salmon has issued a public plea for everyone to stop calling it a bailout. And, more recently, he’s began recording a “bailout […]

    / Dec 7, 2007 at 4:09 PM
  • Mortgage Freeze

    The Bush Freeze: What’s In It For Lenders?

    “Why is it good for a lender to be forced to make concessions to borrowers?” Floyd Norris asked last night. It’s a good question. On the face of it, the Bush administration’s plan to freeze mortgage rates would seem to place a burden on lenders by restricting them from exercising their contractual rights. What’s more, […]

    / Dec 7, 2007 at 9:56 AM

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