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Robert Shiller of the Case-Shiller Index joins guest host Ken Langone, co-founder of Home Depot, to discuss what's motivating buyers. "Home-buying increases are a result of a holdover from Fed stimulus," Shiller said.
The recent pullback in housing stocks has created opportunity for investors to buy on weakness and some individual names stand out from the pack, analysts told CNBC.
Housing starts in July were up 5.9 percent, reports CNBC's Diana Olick; and digging into whether rising rates are to blame for sluggish starts is Diane Swonk, Mesirow Financial.
There have been concerns over the pace of the housing recovery--and a related field, home improvement--following the rise in rates.
Multi-family starts were up 25.5 percent month-to-month, reports CNBC's Diana Olick. The builders are not meeting the demand.
In today's top 3 trades, Jos. A. Bank is trading lower after reporting disappointing revenue, Pandora touches its highest level since its IPO, and Nordstrom is down after 2013 guidance. Also the play on the home builders space, with the FMHR crew.
U.S. housing starts and permits for future home construction rose less than expected in July, while nonfarm productivity rose in the second quarter more than expected.
A break down on the latest housing and productivity numbers, with CNBC's Rick Santelli, and Steve Liesman. And Stephanie Link, TheStreet; Zachary Karabell, River Twice Research, and Jason Trennert, Strategas Research Partners, discuss what it indicates about the economy and its impact on the markets.
Canada's overheated housing market continues to defy a U.S. style real estate crash, but even the most optimistic of investors are now bracing for pain.
CNBC's Steve Liesman takes a look at what investors can expect from this week's slew of economic numbers.
The near-completion of the Shanghai Tower and the beginning of work on the world's tallest building in Changsha could be clear signs that the Chinese economy is heading for a fall.
CNBC's Diana Olick explains why investing in a second home is beneficial. It is a flippers market and CNBC contributor Dolly Lenz says "we got a frenzy going on right now." Home flipping is up 19 percent year-to-date.
John Paulson created quite a buzz in the housing market yesterday at the Delivering Alpha conference. CNBC's Diana Olick digs into the latest housing data for your best investment.
Housing starts are down. How worried should we be? CNBC's Diana Olick has a realty check.
Homebuilders are holding on despite weak housing numbers. Bob Wetenhall, RBC Capital, analyzes the market and shares his picks including Pulte Homes.
Applications to buy a home are down nearly 5 percent in the past 4 weeks, and refi applications were at a 2-year low, reports CNBC's Diana Olick.
Can rising mortgage rates derail the housing recovery? David Castillo, Bonwick Capital; and Shari Olefson, Carnegie Group, weigh in.
CNBC's Diana Olick has the latest on rates edging off after hearing from Ben Bernanke.
The Fast Money traders talk markets with major averages trying for the 5th straight day of gains despite stunning new data out of China. KBW Director of Research & Chief Equity Strategist, Fred Cannon, shares KBW's best long ideas and feels despite strong year to date performance, financials remain compelling. Cannon expects emergence of long banks again and sees a lot of growth areas, just not in banks.
Mario Gabelli, Gabelli Funds chairman & CEO, explains why "the bargains" now are in U.S. stocks but will move to emerging markets in the future. Also, Gabelli provides his top plays in housing, fracking and commercial aviation.