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  • 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.

  • Housing Crisis: New Rules Hit Mortgage Servicers Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 6:01 AM ET

    New rules could make mortgage servicing more expensive, especially for those specialty servicers and level the playing field between them and the big bank servicers.

  • US Home Prices Surge Despite Distress Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 10:21 AM ET

    For nine straight months, national home prices have been in the positive, and the gains are only getting larger.

  • Meet America's New Landlords: REITs Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 10:44 AM ET
    Foreclosures are selling fast.

    This new asset class could offer all kinds of investors a chance to get in on an old and well-tested source of revenue.

  • Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac exacerbated the mortgage crisis and that's why the government should get out of the home loan business, former Wells Fargo CEO Richard Kovacevich told CNBC.

  • Lenders Near Deal With US on Foreclosure Claims Sunday, 6 Jan 2013 | 1:17 PM ET

    A $10 billion settlement to resolve claims of foreclosure abuses by major lenders is expected to be announced on Monday, sources said Sunday. The New York Times reports.

  • Housing Recovers, but the Repo Man Is Back Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 11:15 AM ET

    Despite the overall drop in foreclosures, a huge backlog of homes already in the foreclosures process are finally going back to the banks in big numbers.