The Nation's Housing / Home & Consumer

The Nation's Housing: Add-on fees become an issue

WASHINGTON -- When you're raking in tens of billions in profits by helping credit-elite borrowers purchase homes, couldn't you lighten up on fees a little for everyday folks who'd also like to buy?

That's a question increasingly being posed to ...

The nation's Housing: Big rebound in home equity

WASHINGTON -- The economy may be growing at a frustratingly slow pace, but one piece of it is booming: American homeowners' equity holdings -- the market value of their houses minus their mortgage debts -- soared by nearly $2.1 trillion last year ...