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Are student loans the new subprime? There's about $1 trillion worth outstanding, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn.
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.
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.
Fewer U.S. homeowners owe more on their mortgages than their homes are currently worth, according to a new report.
Brian Taylor, Pine River founder, CEO & CIO, discusses his company's strategy of investing in the sub-prime market.
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.
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.
As the housing market imploded, the gallows humor at S&P intensified. The New York Times reports.
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.
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.
The Department of Justice is seeking more than $5 billion from Standard and Poor's. CNBC's Scott Cohn has the details.
U.S. home prices are suddenly soaring again and raising some serious red flags.
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.
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."
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.
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.
"The greatest concern in the market is the inventory situation," said Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Associate of Realtors.