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Housing Foreclosures


  • 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.

  • Refi Boom Benefits Borrowers and Big Banks Thursday, 7 Jun 2012 | 11:55 AM ET
    Refinance Application

    The refinance market is booming, now at 78 percent of residential mortgage activity, according to a new report. Millions of Americans are saving billions of dollars in monthly mortgage payments and the big banks are reaping great rewards as well.

  • Who Benefits From Low Rates? Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 1:40 PM ET
    Who Benefits From Low Rates?

    Bond rates are leading to record low mortgage rates and that has mortgage applications up more than 1% last week, reports CNBC's Diana Olick.

  • Fannie Mae Insider Takes Top Job With Lower Pay Tuesday, 5 Jun 2012 | 5:40 PM ET
    Timothy J. Mayopoulos

    Fannie Mae’s general counsel will become the mortgage giant’s new chief, sources say -- and  will do so with less pay. Congress has slammed Fannie's salaries in the past.

  • Home Prices See Gains, But That's Not the Whole Story Tuesday, 5 Jun 2012 | 10:49 AM ET

    It is not exactly a trend, but for the second-straight month, U.S. home prices saw year-over-year gains.

  • Jobs Report Signals More Trouble for Housing Friday, 1 Jun 2012 | 11:44 AM ET
    Home For Sale - Reduced Priced

    “The May 2012 jobs report was a step backward for housing in every way,” says Trulia.com’s Jed Kolko, who pinpoints what he calls “clobbered metros.”

  • New FHA Foreclosures Spike Thursday, 31 May 2012 | 4:15 PM ET
    Foreclosed California home

    As lenders continue to try to modify delinquent mortgages or offer foreclosure alternatives, like short sales or deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure, the number of loans entering the foreclosure process are falling.

  • Lack of Distressed Supply Continues to Hit Home Sales Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 12:20 PM ET

    The unexpected drop in signed contracts to buy existing homes in April should have come as no surprise. It is all about price point, supply, and where the action is/has been.

  • Home Prices Hit Lows, but ‘We See Signs of Hope’ Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 11:05 AM ET
    Vegas Homes

    “We have encouraging signs in the market," S&P/Case Shiller's Robert Shiller told CNBC Tuesday. "We are seeing some signs of hope.”

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    The "shadow banking" system has been massively curtailed and is now half as big as it was before the 2008 crisis, a new report for the sector shows.

  • Under Pressure, FHA Skews to Wealthier Home Buyers Friday, 25 May 2012 | 12:20 PM ET

    The Federal Housing Administration is often credited with saving the home finance market during the worst of the latest housing crash, but that was not without a very high price.

  • Huge Spike in Home Prices Is Not Real Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | 11:27 AM ET
    Housing market increases

    Numbers showing the biggest price jump in housing prices since January of 2006 are different. That jump was real, this latest spike is not.

  • Refinancing Now: Lower Rates, Fees Coming Soon Monday, 21 May 2012 | 4:25 PM ET

    The government is about to make refinancing FHA mortgages more affordable — and potentially easier — for hundreds of thousands of homeowners.

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    As real estate investors rush to buy distressed properties and reap the rewards of a still-heating rental market, two distinct phenomena are suggesting caution, perhaps extreme caution.

  • Many Eligible Borrowers Passing Up Foreclosure Reviews Monday, 21 May 2012 | 11:52 AM ET
    Foreclosure Sign

    Months after the first invitations were mailed, only a small percentage of eligible borrowers have accepted a chance to have their foreclosure cases checked for errors and maybe win restitution. USA Today reports.

  • Fixed Mortgages: New Lows for 15-, 30-Year Loans Friday, 18 May 2012 | 2:41 AM ET

    Average U.S. rates for 30-year and 15-year fixed mortgages fell to record lows for the third straight week. The steady decline has made home-buying and refinancing more affordable than ever for those who can qualify. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Foreclosures Move East as Hardest-Hit Markets Clear Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 12:00 AM ET

    Foreclosure activity in April fell nationally to the lowest level since the summer of 2007, but government intervention and the recent $25 billion mortgage servicing settlement are now changing the face of the crisis.