Housing Starts


  • Survival of the Biggest Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 12:48 PM ET

    An improving jobs outlook in Northern California, continued low mortgage rates and the ongoing influx of new residents into the Golden State provide support to a healing housing market.

  • 'Best Spring in Five Years' for Housing: Toll CEO Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 6:03 PM ET

    It's been the "best spring in five years," said the CEO of Toll Brothers. In 2012 "our orders are up significantly and continue to be up significantly. I'm optimistic right now."

  • Turning Problem Properties Into Profits     Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 | 4:46 PM ET

    Commercial real estate delinquency rates remain above their norms since a decline in 2010 and 2011 and Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital Group chairman/CEO discusses his company's business strategy to buy and replenish distressed properties for profit.

  • Existing Home Sales Declined Nearly 1%     Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 | 4:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick has the details on varied housing data and whether pockets of hope exist for the industry.

  • Existing Home Sales Slightly Down     Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 | 1:08 PM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick breaks down the housing data that reveals existing home sales are slightly down and the delinquency mortgage rate has fallen five percent in February.

  • Will Home Sales Boost Retail?     Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 | 8:45 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Steve Liesman discuss whether today's existing home sales data can help the retail sector and if TARP was a good investment. Wilbur Ross, WL Ross chairman/CEO also weighs in.

  • Yra Harris, Praxis Trading, says the Fed cannot allow mortgage rates to get too high-- otherwise, they could threaten the housing recovery.

  • Pier 1 Imports: $19 Price Target     Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 2:47 PM ET

    Pier 1 Imports has a very large loyal customer base, says Anthony Chukumba, BB&T Capital Markets specialty hardlines retailers analyst, whose company has a buy rating on the company.

  • What Weighs on Mortgage Rates?     Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 2:45 PM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports bankers are seeing improved demand, but investors made up 23% of existing home buyers in January and they are mostly using cash.

  • Housing Starts Fall, Permits Soar     Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 1:07 PM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports housing starts are down 1.1 percent overall month to month and building permits jumped five percent.

  • Middle Class on Mend?     Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 8:36 AM ET

    Discussing whether U.S. households are better now than they were six months ago, with David Bowers, Absolute Strategy Research global strategist, who says there are some signs of stabilization even though it is still a very fragile environment.

  • CNBC's Diana Olick reports homebuilders had been showing steady gains in confidence until the NAHB Sentiment Survey showed no change from a downwardly revised February.

  • Housing: Have We Hit Bottom?     Thursday, 8 Mar 2012 | 2:55 PM ET

    James Camp, Eagle Asset Management, discusses whether the housing market has hit a bottom.

  • Shiller Sees Possible Housing Bottom     Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 2:51 PM ET

    Robert Shiller, Yale University professor and the "Shiller" in the S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index, discusses whether the housing market has already hit the bottom: "It could turnaround but I don't see any scientific way to be assured."

  • Toll Brothers CEO Sees ‘Improvement Everywhere’ Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012 | 7:04 PM ET

    Despite declining U.S. home prices reported Tuesday, Toll Brothers spacer CEO Douglas Yearly sounded optimistic on what’s ahead.

  • Is Buffett Wrong About Housing?     Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | 2:14 PM ET

    Patrick Newport, IHS Global Insight, and Stuart Hoffman, PNC Financial, discuss the outlook on housing and whether a turnaround is taking hold, and the economic recovery is finally becoming self-sustaining.

  • Buffett Bullish on Housing     Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | 1:04 PM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports on what's fueling billionaire investor Warren Buffett's bullish outlook on housing.

  • Rising Gas Prices Impact on Housing     Friday, 24 Feb 2012 | 1:11 PM ET

    What impact rising gas prices could have on the housing market, with CNBC's Diana Olick.

  • Michigan Mansions on the Market     Friday, 24 Feb 2012 | 9:51 AM ET

    A look at luxury properties in Michigan, with Ronni Keating, SKBK Sotheby's International Realty.

  • What Helped the Dow Finish at a Multi-Year High? Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 | 7:24 PM ET

    Cramer explains what helped the averages climb on Thursday.

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