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  • Housing Recovery to Face Test as Builders Report Saturday, 20 Apr 2013 | 3:53 PM ET
    A recently constructed home stands next to a home under construction in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.

    Several of the largest U.S. public home builders will report earnings next week, and analysts are looking for guidance as to whether the housing recovery may be stalling.

  • Deep Freeze: Home Sales Barely Budge in Spring Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    The U.S. housing market will see no surge at the start of spring, as fewer buyers signed contracts to purchase existing homes in February.

  • No Money? No Worries. Home Lenders Ease Rules Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 8:41 AM ET

    Lenders are increasingly approving low down payment loans, and government sponsored mortgage giant Fannie Mae is buying more of them.

  • Housing: Picking Up the Pieces Tuesday, 5 Mar 2013 | 9:39 AM ET

    In October 2007, the housing market was in the direct path of a massive foreclosure storm. Today, it is still picking up the pieces.

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

    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.

  • 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
    Secret Bets of a Hedge Fund Titan

    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.

  • 4 ways to pay off your mortgage earlier

    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
    S&P Responds to DOJ Suit

    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
    Ratings Agencies: Next Steps

    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
    S&P Under Fire From DOJ

    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
    4 ways to pay off your mortgage earlier

    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."