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  • Student Loans: The New Subprime?  Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 2:45 PM ET

    Are student loans the new subprime? There's about $1 trillion worth outstanding, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn.

  • Foreclosure-Related Homes Still Driving Sales Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 9:00 AM ET

    Foreclosure-related sales made up 21 percent of all U.S. sales in 2012 and short sales made up 22 percent, according to a new report from RealtyTrac.

  • Pending Home Sales Soar Despite Rough Winter Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    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.

  • They Bailed on Their Homes—Now They Want Back In Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    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.

  • US Homeowners Rise Above Water on Mortgages Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 11:14 AM ET

    Fewer U.S. homeowners owe more on their mortgages than their homes are currently worth, according to a new report.

  • Secret Bets of a Hedge Fund Titan  Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 7:32 AM ET

    Brian Taylor, Pine River founder, CEO & CIO, discusses his company's strategy of investing in the sub-prime market.

  • Mortgage Mess Still Mires US Housing Recovery Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 11:17 AM ET

    President Obama says he wants more Americans to be able to save money by refinancing their mortgages. The trouble is that mortgage rates are rising.

  • Why Women are Driving the Demand for Rental Apartments Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 12:07 PM ET
    Sarah Dussault is an employed social media consultant and rents an apartment.

    As housing and the greater economy improve, a shift in demographic trends will likely favor the rental apartment market for the foreseeable future.

  • The number of homeowners behind on their mortgages has now fallen to the lowest rate in four years.

  • Gallows Humor at S&P as Economy Imploded Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 1:19 AM ET

    As the housing market imploded, the gallows humor at S&P intensified. The New York Times reports.

  • S&P Responds to DOJ Suit  Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 3:43 PM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn and David Faber discuss the latest moves in Standard and Poor's parent company McGraw Hill, after a civil lawsuit was declared on S&P by the DOJ.

  • Ratings Agencies: Next Steps  Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 2:08 PM ET

    The Department of Justice targeting Standard and Poor's with a civil lawsuit, with CNBC's Scott Cohn; and James Gellert, Rapid Ratings International CEO, provides perspective.

  • S&P Under Fire From DOJ  Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 1:11 PM ET

    The Department of Justice is seeking more than $5 billion from Standard and Poor's. CNBC's Scott Cohn has the details.

  • Housing Already Shows Signs of a New Bubble Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 10:29 AM ET

    U.S. home prices are suddenly soaring again and raising some serious red flags.

  • Foreclosure Deals: 2013's Best and Worst Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 11:48 AM ET

    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.

  • Is the Refi 'Apocalypse' Really Upon Us? Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 1:09 PM ET

    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."

  • Pending Home Sales Fall Due to Dwindling Supply Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    Signed contracts to buy existing homes fell 4.3 percent in December from the previous month, according to a monthly index from the National Association of Realtors.

  • Adam Slater, managing director at Laxfield Capital, tells CNBC that their program will lend outside of prime central London but will focus on good quality properties with resilient valuations.

  • Home Builders Turn to Rental Apartments Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 10:15 AM ET
    Apartment construction in Houston, TX

    Faced with heavy competition from a hot rental market, some of the nation’s home builders are turning some of their resources to building multi-family, rental apartment buildings.

  • New Housing Fears: Home Prices Are Rising Too Fast Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 11:33 AM ET

    "The greatest concern in the market is the inventory situation," said Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Associate of Realtors.