Newspaper Articles – Anthony Randazzo

Community Development in St. Louis: Potential for More Crony Capitalism?

To amend or eliminate -- that is the question that should be facing the Department of Housing and Urban Development as it tries to rein in the crony capitalism of Community Development Block Grants

How Quantitative Easing Helps the Rich and Soaks the Rest

The decision is in: Unlimited quantitative easing. That was the announcement from the Federal Open Market Committee on Sept.

Bad Idea: Eminent Domain to ‘Condemn’ Underwater Mortgages

And now for another terrible housing idea: using eminent domain to "condemn" underwater mortgages, forcibly buy them from mortgage-backed securities (MBS) investors at rates below face value, then

A Plan to Restore Trust in Mortgage-Backed Securities

More than $5.8 trillion in home mortgage debt in the United States is now either owned or guaranteed by a federal entity—Federal Housing Administration (FHA), Ginnie Mae, the Veterans Housing Admin

The Myth of Homeownership Wealth Creation

Over the past several decades, politicians in Washington, DC have considered increasing homeownership to be a civic duty. And the reasons seem obvious: It's the American Dream.

Mortgage Interest Deduction Fails By Most Measures

Ask anyone on the Hill, and they'll tell you the Mortgage Interest Deduction (MID) is a third rail that no one—not fiscally conservative Republicans or social goal of homeownership-supporting Democ

Lenders Win Fight Against Mortgage ‘Cramdowns’

Mortgage lenders breathed a sigh of relief at the end of April when the U.S. Senate rejected legislation that would have allowed U.S.