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Housing Foreclosures


  • Homebuilders: Room to Run? Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 2:45 PM ET
    Homebuilders: Room to Run?

    Homebuilders are on a tear this year, jumping nearly 30%, with Nishu Sood, Deutsche Bank, homebuilder analyst.

  • Investing IRA Money in Foreclosures Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 1:33 PM ET
    Investing IRA Money in Foreclosures

    CNBC's Diana Olick explains how it's possible to use retirement funds to invest in the housing market, specifically in distressed properties.

  • Betting Your Retirement on Foreclosures Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 11:55 AM ET
    Betting Your Retirement on Foreclosures

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports on a way to boost your retirement savings by investing in foreclosed homes.

  • Buy Foreclosures With Your IRA Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 10:25 AM ET

    Large scale investors are rushing in with cash on hand and that gives them the upper hand in competition for distressed properties. So how does an individual investor without extra cash lying around, get in? Retirement funds.

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    While famed investors Warren Buffett and Marc Faber have attracted attention in recent weeks with buy recommendations for physical property in the U.S., strategists caution against gaining exposure to real estate builders’ stocks, calling the recent gains unjustified.

  • Bank of America Reaches Deal on Housing Friday, 9 Mar 2012 | 10:41 AM ET
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    The bank will provide deeper-than-anticipated principal reductions for 200,000 homeowners under newly disclosed terms of a foreclosure settlement with authorities. The New York Times reports.

  • Whitney Tilson Likes Howard Hughes Thursday, 8 Mar 2012 | 12:02 PM ET
    Whitney Tilson Likes Howard Hughes

    Whitney Tilson, T2 Partners managing partner, explains why realty company Howard Hughes is attractive now. "We think the book value is very conservatively stated," he says. The Fast Money traders also discuss opportunities in the homebuilding space.

  • Salzman: A New Lease on the American Dream Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 4:24 PM ET

    This year is shaping up grimly to be the year that two big American dreams—homeownership and a four-year college education—drop dead and finally get eulogized.

  • Parsing Home Prices Proves Precarious Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 12:31 PM ET

    Another day, another double-dose of home price reports, a home sentiment survey and a weekly report on mortgage applications. All seem to point in different directions.

  • Huge Spike in Repeat Foreclosures Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 12:13 PM ET

    Thousands of foreclosures that were stuck in process due to delays over the so-called "Robo-signing" paperwork scandal are working their way through a revamped banking system and heading toward final bank repossession.

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    With potentially millions of foreclosed, bank-owned homes coming to the housing market over the next few years, cash-heavy investors are poised to profit, especially when buying in bulk.

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    Forced by the harsh realities of the real estate market, lenders are increasingly likely to allow defaulting owners to remain in their homes, the New York Times reports.

  • Negative Equity Traps One Third of American Borrowers Thursday, 1 Mar 2012 | 2:54 PM ET

    As home sales begin a slow recovery and potential buyers dip their toes back in real estate's still-troubled waters, many of them face a huge barrier to entry: Negative equity.

  • Foreclosure Sales Rise Thursday, 1 Mar 2012 | 1:35 PM ET
    Foreclosure Sales Rise

    Banks are starting to motor through delinquent loans, which led to a jump in foreclosure sales in Q4, reports CNBC's Diana Olick.

  • Foreclosure Sales Ramp Up Post Robo Signing Thursday, 1 Mar 2012 | 12:01 AM ET
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    Despite huge delays in foreclosure processing last year, following the so-called "robo-signing" paperwork scandal, sales of foreclosed properties still managed to account for nearly one in four home sales.

  • As Home Prices Fall Further, Is It Time to Buy? Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012 | 12:05 PM ET

    Housing appears to be rated a “buy” these days, especially among investors, who see a ripe and rising rental market and big potential for income. But is it the right time yet for so-called “organic” buyers to get in?

  • California’s attorney general, Kamala D. Harris

    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are under more pressure to allow debt forgiveness since the announcement of a multibillion-dollar foreclosure abuse settlement  requiring banks to write down mortgage debt, the New York Times reports.

  • 2,500 Government Foreclosures Up for Bulk Sale Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | 3:32 PM ET
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    Barely six hours after billionaire investor Warren Buffett said that if he could he’d like to buy “a couple of hundred thousand single family homes”, the regulator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac put about 2500 of theirs up for sale.

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    Sales of newly built homes are still stumbling along at historically low levels, but builders claim they are beginning to see the light at the end of a very long tunnel. Sales may not be surging back, but in some of the better local economies, buyer interest is.

  • Some Doubt a Settlement Will End Mortgage Ills Tuesday, 21 Feb 2012 | 4:16 AM ET

    Members of a House-Senate committee charged with writing a measure to extend a payroll tax reduction and provide added unemployment benefits reached a tentative agreement Tuesday evening, with Republicans and Democrats claiming a degree of political victory in a fight with significant election-year implications, the New York Times reports.