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CNBC's Diana Olick looks at today's mortgage application numbers. A drop in the rate of the 30-year fixed sent mortgage apps higher, she reports.
U.S. home prices rose as more homeowners turned to distressed sales rather than foreclosure, in another sign the recovery in the housing market is gaining traction, data from CoreLogic showed on Tuesday.
In October 2007, the housing market was in the direct path of a massive foreclosure storm. Today, it is still picking up the pieces.
Insight on the big stories of the day, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera & Tyler Mathisen.
There are so few homes left today that prices for those that are available are soaring, reports CNBC's Diana Olick. Suddenly, it's a seller's market, she says.
Borrowers whose homes were foreclosed on during the U.S. housing crisis will start receiving payments in April from a $3.6 billion fund under a previously announced settlement with 13 banks, regulators said on Thursday.
Rough winter weather across much of the US at the start of this year apparently did not keep home buyers away. Contracts to buy existing homes in January rose to the highest reading since April 2010.
Jed Kolko, Trulia chief economist, discusses real estate trends and whether the encouraging housing data is fundamentally real or investor driven.
As the housing sector recovers and home remodeling surges, Wall Street is looking for big things out of Home Depot, reports CNBC's Diana Olick.
Home sales are slowly climbing back thanks in some part to the so-called "strategic defaulters" - investors and homeowners who once walked away from their commitments but are now coming back to the market.
Fewer U.S. homeowners owe more on their mortgages than their homes are currently worth, according to a new report.
Police say three people are dead and at least three are injured after a "rolling gun battle" and multi-vehicle crash on the Las Vegas Strip.
Brian Taylor, Pine River founder, CEO & CIO, discusses his company's strategy of investing in the sub-prime market.
Applications for U.S. home mortgages fell last week, with purchase and refinance demand drying up as interest rates rose for the fourth week in a row, an industry group said on Wednesday.
The number of homeowners behind on their mortgages has now fallen to the lowest rate in four years.
CNBC's Diana Olick reports how people are using their homes for equity.
U.S. home prices are suddenly soaring again and raising some serious red flags.
More than half of the top 200 U.S. housing markets saw foreclosure numbers rise, according to a new report, but not where you might expect; investors should take note.
After improving in 2011, foreclosures ramped up again in 2012, and will likely continue to rise as banks clear out backlogs of distressed loans. More than half of the top 200 U.S. housing markets saw foreclosure numbers rise, according to a new report from RealtyTrac, reports CNBC's Diana Olick.
A mortgage analyst says, "The thought is that there are a bunch of homeowners on the fence who haven't refi'd who will all jump in thinking they will miss out. The theory is 100 percent nonsense."