President Obama Archive

Obama: Don’t Take Away MID for Middle Class

Commentators, bloggers, and the Twitterverse have been abuzz with praise for the rousing speeches coming out of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., this week, culminating Thursday night with President Barack Obama accepting his party’s nomination. But now...
September 7, 2012

Obama: FHA Premiums Lowered for Refis

FHA is lowering its mortgage insurance premiums to help borrowers refinance into lower interest rates, President Barack Obama announced yesterday in a national press conference at the White House. The initiative also includes help to members of the military...
March 7, 2012

Obama Refi Plan Would Help Non-GSE-Backed Borrowers

President Barack Obama today fleshed out a proposal he announced in his State of the Union speech last week to help boost the housing market by helping more underwater home owners than are being served now by lenders. In...
February 1, 2012

Obama: Speed Underwater Mortgage Refis

President Obama in his third State of the Union speech last night called on Congress to pass a plan to help millions of underwater home owners refinance into loans with historically low interest rates by charging banks a fee...
January 25, 2012

White House Invites SOTU Speech Questions

We don’t know if President Obama is going to talk about housing in his State of the Union speech tonight, but with the economy still struggling it’ll be important to hear his take on things—and, just as importantly, there’s...
January 24, 2012

Obama Jobs Plan Includes Real Estate Effort

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The $447 billion jobs initiative President Obama introduced last night, called “The American Jobs Act,” contains some pieces that aim to boost home mortgage refinancing, rehab homes, cut taxes for small businesses, boost...
September 9, 2011