While mortgage rates have teetered within a tight range, even a slight drop in interest rates was enough to boost mortgage applications.» Read More
Stephen Meister, Meister, Seelig & Fein, and Susan Wachter, Wharton Business School, discuss whether renting has become the new reality for may people, and the impact on the economy and accumulating wealth.
Peter Boockvar, Miller Tabak equity strategist, discusses a new reality for housing.
CNBC's Diana Olick has the details behind what's leading the drop in mortgage applications.
As sentiment among the nation's homebuilders jumps, there is yet another plan afoot to get the big banks to refinance borrowers with underwater mortgages, but there are some caveats, reports CNBC's Diana Olick.
Is the latest uptick in foreclosures a sign of things to come? CNBC's Diana Olick; Jim Klinge, Klinge Realty real estate broker; and Peter Murphy, Home Encounter CEO, discuss.
The latest data shows a 14% jump in home foreclosures in the third quarter. Realty Trac says the increase signals an end to the problems in the foreclosure process that resulted in a backlog of foreclosure activity, with CNBC's Diana Olick.
Shaun Di Gregorio, CEO of iProperty Group, says that over 90% of the Asian property market is funded by regional investors and that is why the flow of capital has not been affected by the European debt crisis.
The lead negotiator in the state attorney general's settlement talks with the big banks will head back to Washington this week with more talks, with CNBC's Diana Olick.
Coldwell Banker surveyed its 12,000 agents to get their view on how the baby boomer generation is looking at the real estate situation. Jim Gillespie, Coldwell Banker CEO analyzes how the results play into the housing market.
Is the housing market headed for a triple dip? CNBC's Diana Olick has the details on the housing market.
While we haven't received the Case-Shiller's data on the housing prices for August and September, other indices are showing a weakening in the market. CNBC's Diana Olick has the details. Also, Lance Roberts, Street Talk Advisors and Shari Olefson, Real Estate Attorney share insight.
Earlier this week, the Fitch report raised concerns over the Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities market. CNBC's Herb Greenberg has the story on RMBS.
A labor turnover survey showed there were 3.2 million job openings in July, but unemployment is still above 9%. CNBC's Steve Liesman and Diana Olick share insight on this conundrum.
Details on the state of the real estate business, with Scott Schaevitz, Barclays Capital chairman in the investment banking division.
Buying and burning homes was the low cost option, but not a viable plan, said Alan Greenspan. Discussing the governments role in fixing the housing market, with Dan Greenhaus, BTIG chief global strategist.
Craig Leupold, Green Street Advisors president discusses the decline in retail REITs due to ongoing concerns in Europe, but cautions investors not to attribute Wednesday's rout to money leaving the REIT space.
Like it or not, U.S. financial markets are inextricably tied to Europe's debt crisis, says Mad Money host Jim Cramer. But there is an escape plan: investors should consider high yielding utilities, REITs, and master limited partnerships, or MLPs. These groups don't trade with Europe and they aren't too exposed to the indices.
Money has been flowing into commercial REITS this year as an alternative to stocks, but there is risk involved. Hessam Nadji, Marcus & Millichap, and Daniel Alpert, Westwood Capital, discuss the pros and cons.
The data seems promising: mortgage applications are up more than 9% last week and mortgage rates are at their lowest levels since the 1950's. But CNBC's Diana Olick explains why houses still aren't selling.
Housing is probably two years away from signs of recovery. Paul Ballew, Nationwide chief economist, and Adam Leitman Bailey, real estate attorney provide analysis of the U.S. housing market and its recovery.
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