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  • 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.

  •  Laxfield Capital Launches Commercial Lending Program

    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
    4 ways to pay off your mortgage earlier

    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.

  • Subprime Housing Scandal   Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 7:50 PM ET
    Subprime Housing Scandal

    FHA is short $56 billion in reserves, with Stephen Meister, Meister, Seelig & Fein; and SEIU activists are protesting outside Los Angeles Airport, with Mary Kay Henry, SEIU International president.

  • Tight Lending Is Choking Nascent Housing Recovery Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012 | 4:19 PM ET
    Tight Lending Is Choking Nascent Housing Recovery

    The housing recovery can't gather steam until tight-fisted banks loosen tough lending standards put in place after the worst housing crisis since the Great Depression.

  • FSA Eases Bank Rules to Boost Lending Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 1:47 AM ET
    ATM Machine

    Capital and liquidity rules for the biggest UK banks have been quietly relaxed in an effort to stimulate lending, a move that puts Britain at the forefront of a global experiment to use bank regulation to moderate the economic cycle.

  • No Signs of a Muni Bond Crisis: Lebenthal Friday, 21 Sep 2012 | 5:55 PM ET
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    The concerns about municipal finances are overdone, Alexandra Lebenthal, CEO of Lebenthal & Company, told CNBC’s “Closing Bell” on Friday.

  • Municipal Default Rates Still Low: Lebenthal Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 1:15 PM ET
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    Despite concerns about ballooning public pension expenses, municipal defaults are still  relatively low, Alexandra Lebenthal, Lebenthal & Company president and CEO, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Thursday.

  • Risky Mortgage Bonds Making a Comeback: Pro Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 6:48 AM ET
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    The U.S. housing market is showing signs of recovery and investors should be looking at non-agency mortgages, the very asset class that prompted the global financial crisis, according to Gregory Perdon, Co-Chief Investment Officer at Arbuthnot Latham & Co.

  • Automakers Target Subprime   Wednesday, 23 May 2012 | 1:48 PM ET
    Automakers Target Subprime

    The average new car auto loan grew as consumers are expanding the length of their loan, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Japan: From Crisis to Renewal   Thursday, 10 May 2012 | 4:33 PM ET
    Japan: From Crisis to Renewal

    Breaking down how Japan's debt compares to the U.S market, and where value exists, with Steven Tananbaum, GoldenTree Asset Management; Kyle Bass, Hayman Capital Management; and CNBC's Gary Kaminsky.

  • Bonds a Safe Bet? 'Complete Baloney,' Paul Singer Says Thursday, 10 May 2012 | 12:32 PM ET
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    Investors pouring their money into long-term government bonds are deluding themselves into thinking they're getting safety against economic turmoil, hedge fund titan Paul Singer said.

  • Lenders Getting Risky Again?   Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 4:16 PM ET
    Lenders Getting Risky Again?

    Discussing the state of banks and their subprime customers, with Craig Maurer, CLSA equity analyst and Scott Valentin, FBR Capital Markets analyst.