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Housing Foreclosures


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    Four million Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac borrowers could stand to save hundreds of dollars per month refinancing their home mortgages under new programs that were not available until just a few short years ago.

  • After Years of False Hopes, Signs of a Turn in Housing Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 1:06 AM ET

    Announcements of a housing recovery have become a wrongheaded rite of summer, but after several years of false hopes, evidence is accumulating that the optimists may finally be right the New York Times reports.

  • Strong Housing Numbers, Still Slow Recovery Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 10:00 AM ET

    The number of home buyers signing contracts to buy existing homes jumped nearly six percent in May to the highest level since April of 2010.

  • Have Home Prices Hit Bottom? Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 11:58 AM ET

    For the first time in seven months, home prices as recorded on the S&P/Case Shiller Home price Indices saw month-to month gains. The press release even referred to it as a “spike.”

  • Homebuilders Get Boost, but Face Rocky Road Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 11:07 AM ET

    Sales of newly built homes in May hit the highest level in two years, and the median price of those homes was 5.6 percent higher than it was a year ago. The number of new homes now expected to sell in 2012 is 369,000. Great news…sort of.

  • Why Home Prices Are Better and Worse Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 12:18 PM ET

    The number of monthly and quarterly home price reports has proliferated to the point of almost weekly readings and the trouble is, they each use different data sets and methodologies.

  • New Housing Crisis: Not Enough to Buy Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 10:57 AM ET

    Sales of existing homes declined in May, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors, not just because the overall housing market is struggling, but because there are simply not enough homes to buy.

  • Investors Get Creative with Hot Rental Market Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 11:38 AM ET

    Not scared off by mortgage-backed securities, investors are now looking at another housing-related security…this time backed by rent.

  • Housing Isn't a Buyer's Market for Many First-Timers Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 11:07 AM ET

    As the nation's housing market shows signs of bottoming after years of decline, many first-time buyers are getting a rude awakening. Instead of having their pick of homes to buy, they're facing bidding wars spurred by shrinking numbers of homes for sale, USA Today reports.

  • Forecast: Only Halfway Through Housing Recovery Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 8:42 AM ET
    Forecast: Only Halfway Through Housing Recovery

    CNBC's Jane Wells breaks down the data on the outlook on housing and the economy from the UCLA Anderson Forecast, with Edward Leamer, UCLA Anderson Forecast director.

  • Coolest Athlete Homes Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 6:01 PM ET
    The value of the average home in the U.S. in April was $147,300, according to the real estate website  The home of the professional athlete, however, is likely to be anything but average.The professional athlete is often a distinct type of home buyer who’s different from the average American, in part because the contract and endorsement money makes possible the purchase of colossal, multimillion-dollar homes. However, these athletes can have serious problems selling off real estate.A multimillio

    The average U.S. home value is $147,300, but a professional athlete's home is anything but average. Read ahead to see 10 of the coolest athlete homes on the market.

  • More Builders Are Turning to New Market: Rentals Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 12:12 PM ET

    Single family rental demand is soaring, as are rents, and investors are rushing to cash in. A   small but growing number of developers are now building single family homes as rentals.

  • Weak Jobs Market Hits Homebuilder Confidence Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 10:00 AM ET

    A stall in job growth hit home builder confidence in June, according to the monthly confidence index from the National Association of Home Builders.

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    Some local governments hardest hit by population losses are struggling with what has been left behind: large numbers of abandoned housing units. USA Today reports.

  • Foreclosure Spike Is Positive Sign For Housing Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | 3:08 PM ET
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    Foreclosure starts, the first phase of the process, rose 9 percent in May month-to-month, the first increase in over two years. Bad news, right? Only if you are the one losing your home.

  • May Foreclosures Tick Higher Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | 1:34 PM ET
    May Foreclosures Tick Higher

    Month-to-month foreclosure activity jumped in May to 9%, reports CNBC's Diana Olick.

  • More Mortgages Wanted Wednesday, 13 Jun 2012 | 1:51 PM ET
    More Mortgages Wanted

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports there's been a surprising jump in mortgage applications this week.

  • Mortgage Applications Could Mean Hot Summer for Housing Wednesday, 13 Jun 2012 | 10:30 AM ET

    After holding in lackluster territory for much of the spring season, weekly mortgage applications took a huge jump, signaling that the usual summer slowdown is perhaps, holding off.

  • Before You Refinance, Modify Your Loan ... If You Can Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | 2:10 PM ET

    Given the expense and paperwork involved in refinancing, it’s certainly worth it for homeowners to ask about modifications to current loans and possible 'recasts.'

  • FHA Turns to Investors as Losses Continue to Rise Friday, 8 Jun 2012 | 10:26 AM ET

    Faced with a rising number of severely delinquent loans, the FHA is taking a very small program to sell these loans to investors and ramping it way up.