Amy's Stories

Treasury Secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin could face tough questions about his reputation as a “foreclosure machine” in his upcoming confirmation hearings.

Jan 16

As the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) continues to battle legal challenges to its single-director organizational structure, the bureau recently added five new members to its executive team.

Jan 10

When a federal appeals court made a controversial decision that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) single-director organizational structure is “unconstitutional,” it was no surprise that the CFPB asked the court to reconsider.

Dec 28

Should the federal government privatize government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? Yes, according to President-elect Donald Trump and his top pick for secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department, Steven Mnuchin.

Dec 27

Did loans take an unusually long time to close in November, or was that simply your imagination? You probably didn’t dream it up.

Dec 14

When you’re a self-described “serial buyer and homeowner,” and you experience a refinancing challenge that makes you wonder, “why is this so hard,” what’s your next step? If you’re Nicole Hamilton, you become a woman on a mission: to make the mortgage process more transparent for consumers.

Dec 7

Real estate agents and brokers who are listing agents for Fannie Mae, take note: A sweeping federal lawsuit accusing the government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) of neglecting foreclosure properties in predominantly minority neighborhoods could put you in the crosshairs of the Fair Housing Act.

Dec 6

After the controversial decision that declared the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) single-director structure “unconstitutional,” the authors of the legislation that created the bureau and a group of consumer rights advocates have something to say about the matter.

Dec 5