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.
Trulia analyzes home price action in red versus blue metros on Election Day.
Home prices have slowed in recent months but gains remain historically strong.
Despite the decline in refinancing volumes, there are few signs banks are willing to loosen credit.
Concerns about new problem loans arising as payments on ARM loans reset on higher rates are overdone, says LPS.
JPMorgan said more agencies were looking into its hiring practices in a quarterly regulatory filing.