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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.
Hovnanian Enterprises' CEO Ara Hovnanian expressed little concern over what impact an end to the Federal Reserve's bond-buying program might have on mortgage rates.
Ara Hovnanian, Hovnanian Enterprises chairman and CEO, explains why he thinks the housing sector is in the early innings of a recovery.
Rates on U.S. home mortgages surged to the highest level in close to two years last week as the recent sell-off in the bond market drove borrowing rates higher.
CNBC's Steve Liesman reveals the results of a CNBC survey which shows Americans are upbeat on key economic measures but are changing the way they think about certain parts of the economy and how it effects their lives. And Roger Altman, Evercore Partners, weighs in on the results and offers a big picture view of the economy.
Existing home sales were up 4.2 percent and hit 5 million for the first time in 3.5 years, reports CNBC's Diana Olick. The median price reached its highest level since July 2008.
CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest numbers on factory orders, leading indicators and existing home sales.
CNBC's Diana Olick reports on today's housing starts data. Anika Khan of Wells Fargo discusses just how real the "comeback" is in housing, and whether 10 percent down payments are back.
Multi-family starts rose 25 percent month-to-month in May, and single-family starts were up just 0.3 percent month-to-month. CNBC's Diana Olick, offers insight. Jade Mills, Coldwell Banker; Al Goldstein, Pangea Properties CEO; and Niall Ferguson, Harvard economist, weigh in.
U.S. housing starts rose less than expected in May; meanwhile, consumer prices rose in May and underlying price pressures showed signs of stabilizing after a long decline.
David Stevens, Mortgage Bankers Association CEO, provides an outlook on where interest rates are likely headed and the impact of Fed tapering on the housing market.
Stan Humphries, Zillow.com chief economist, talks about what to expect from the housing recovery.
Tanya Marchiol, CEO of Team Investments, highlights the positive signs in the U.S. housing market, but warns that there is still a long way to go and that the picture is different in separate states.
Jed Kolko, chief economist at Trulia, tells CNBC that the housing starts tumble is likely to be a blip and should recover next month.
Roger Nightingale, Economist at RDN Associates says the global economy is in a deceleration phase but markets are being supported by the liquidity. Richard Martin, Managing Director of IMA Asia joins in the conversation.