The rise in prices is providing equity to buy another home while still holding on to their old home, which is then providing lucrative rental income.
With mortgage rates wavering within a tight range, total mortgage application volume rose 1.6 percent; however, it was all on the back of refinances.
The real cost of owning a new home could come down to about the same amount as the cost of a new washing machine.
Homeownership continues to fall. As the economy improves, more people will buy homes, but younger Americans will wait longer.
U.S. single-family home prices fell in May on a seasonally adjusted basis, falling short of expectations of a slight gain.
Las Vegas housing is in a transition, back to a market of more traditional, owner-occupant sales.
They didn't start out as homes, but these were converted from their original purposes. CNBC reporters look at six retrofits.
Mortgage rates didn't move at all last week, but more borrowers made applications to refinance their home loans.
So-called pocket listings are on the rise and may be masking how much housing inventory is actually for sale.
From recovery to relapse, Phoenix housing is forever rising and falling, and now it is falling again. The rest of the nation should take notice.
Foreclosures in June hit the lowest level since July 2006, before the housing price bubble burst.
A monthly sentiment index from the National Association of Home Builders jumped 4 points in July to 53, finally crossing into positive territory.
Home sales are rising but still well below last year. The answer is simple: Too many people can't afford to buy homes.
Rates are not driving home sales. That's what the correlation between rate moves and mortgage applications suggests; they are not traveling in tandem.
Student housing—millennial style—may be one of the best under-the-radar real estate plays of the decade.
The U.S. apartment vacancy rate was unchanged in the second quarter, while new construction rebounded as weather improved.
Signed contracts to buy existing homes surged 6.1 percent in May, the biggest monthly gain since April, 2010.
Profit hungry developers are taking advantage of limited space in cities by building controversial, skinny and tall "pop-up" rowhomes.
The Obama administration said it would boost construction of affordable rental housing and extend a program that helps homeowners avoid foreclosure.
Having a baby has always been a driver of homeownership, but with higher home prices, many young parents can't afford a suburban home.