Bruce Berkowitz's offer to buy out parts of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac promises upside for common shareholders.
Foreclosure activity ticks up in October as banks auctioned off more homes.
Despite the recent price slowdown, homes are still being snapped up from the market.
Housing finance reform might be too complicated to tackle in a comprehensive manner, according to housing experts.
Despite rising home prices, banks and mortgage investors are seeing only a slow improvement in the amount of money they can recover from the liquidation of a foreclosed home.
Blackstone's rental-backed bond offering could be a game-changer for the housing market.
Including the December payment, the housing giant's dividend payments to Treasury would slightly exceed its cumulative draw.
The bailed-out giant will have paid $114 billion in dividends by the end of 2013.
CEO Brian Moynihan said the bank is focusing on responsible growth and is not interested in getting bigger.
The rate of formation of new households in the United States remains well below the historical average.