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  • Contractors secure a wall section on a home under construction at the Toll Brothers Cantera at Gale Ranch housing development in San Ramon, Calif.

    Builders have been blaming weak home construction on labor shortages, but a new Goldman Sachs report suggests that's not the case.

  • Is the housing recovery on track?

    Michelle Meyer, BofA Merrill Lynch provides insight to the housing market as spring buying season appears to get off to a slow start.

  • Housing starts down 8.8% in March

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest numbers on housing. And CNBC's Diana Olick provides insight to the weak data. It's all about supply and we're not seeing it, says Olick.

  • A contractor applies weather stripping to a window on a home under construction at the Toll Brothers housing development in San Ramon, California.

    Starts fell more than expected in March, suggesting some cooling in the housing market in line with signs of a sharp slowdown in economic growth.

  • Construction workers add a roof to a new home in the Andalucia neighborhood of The Dominion gated community in San Antonio, Texas.

    Home builders' confidence in April reflected an overall optimistic outlook in the market for new homes even as a gauge of current sales fell slightly.

  • NAHB Sentiment Index 58 in April

    CNBC's Diana Olick breaks down the latest data on housing.

  • China home prices

    Tier-one cities are driving home price gains while high inventories continues to plague the market in lower-tier cities, says Pruksa Iamthongthong of Aberdeen Asset Management Asia.

  • The UK's "generation rent" may be priced out of home buying, but renting is also hip among another group: the super-rich, the Financial Times reports.

  • Home prices in China's 70 major cities gained for the sixth consecutive month in March from a year earlier, an official survey showed on Monday.

  • China new home prices

    Total credit supply rose 60 percent on-year during the first quarter, which is worrying, warns Erwin Sanft, head of China strategy at Macquarie.

  • Homeowner tax letdown

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports that young homeowners may not be getting the tax savings they expect due to low mortgage rates.

  • On the Money 4

    According to real estate website Zillow, homes listed for sale in May sell faster and for more money than those in any other month. Does it hold true for both sellers and buyers, and across the country? Reporter Diana Olick finds the reasons behind it, and why in some cities other months could be better than May.

  • House for sale

    Buying a home no longer offers attractive tax breaks, due to near-record low mortgage rates and an increase in the standard deduction.

  • Behind Florida real estate

    Discussing the property value in Miami versus Boca Raton in Florida, with Senada Adzem, Douglas Elliman Real Estate.

  • 'Seriously delinquent' loans may get reduction

    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are now launching a principal reduction program, reports CNBC's Diana Olick.

  • Staging can run anywhere from $500 to $6,000. Above, the Executive-style model home at Potomac Yard, a development of luxury townhomes in Alexandria, Virginia.

    Professionally staged homes spend half as much time on the market than non-staged homes, experts say.

  • Downpayment protection for skittish homeowners

    CNBC's Diana Olick looks at a new product from ValueInsured aimed at protecting homeowners' downpayment from falling home prices; and speaks with Joe Melendez, ValueInsured CEO, and Barry Zigas, Zigas & Associates LLC founder.

  • A contractor mixes cement for a home under construction in the PulteGroup Del Webb at Mirehaven development in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

    Former PulteGroup CEO James Grosfeld pointed to the company's dividend payouts and share buybacks to justify siding with William Pulte Sr.

  • Mortgage apps jump

    CNBC’s Diana Olick reports mortgage applications were up 10 percent last week, and provides insight to a company betting on insuring home equity.

  • ValueInsured is offering a down payment protection plan for your home equity.

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