*First drop in home prices since January 2012. NEW YORK, July 29- U.S. single-family home prices fell unexpectedly in May, declining for the first time in more than two years in the latest signal of the wobbly state of the housing market.» Read More
Doug Bauer, TRI Pointe Homes CEO, discusses his company's IPO on the NYSE.
Refinances dropped 10 percent this week, reports CNBC's Diana Olick. Mortgage bankers said the rate on the 30-year fixed moved up from 3.62 percent to 3.67 percent.
Credit Suisse upgrades KB Home to outperform and downgraded Lennar to neutral, reports CNBC's Josh Lipton.
Dolly Lenz, New York luxury real estate agent; Constance Hunter, International Solutions Network; and Michael Ozanian, Forbes Magazine, discuss the key to the housing recovery and whether it's too late to buy home builder stocks.
Discussing the housing market, and where business is improving, with Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital Group. "I think you'll see the homebuilders have a multi-year recovery, and a couple of million jobs will be created in the housing market," he says.
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.
As the Dow approaches 14000 and the S&P 500 is on a tear, stocks of the nation's home builders continue on what looks like an unstoppable trajectory skyward. But is it?
The December numbers beat expectations by a lot and sent the stocks of the public home builders higher and prompted housing analysts to exclaim bullish headlines, but here's what they failed to mention.
Despite big earnings gains from the big public builders, overall confidence among the nation's home builders took a pause in January.
CNBC's Diana Olick breaks down the latest numbers on home builder sentiment.
Renowned business leader Eli Broad of Sun America and K.B. Home discusses his new museum known as "The Broad" in Los Angeles.
CNBC's Diana Olick reports housing stocks are up on two big tax breaks in the "fiscal cliff" deal passed last night in the House.
CNBC's Diana Olick provides the outlook for real estate in 2013. Also, tips on how to play the housing recovery, with David Goldberg UBS analyst.
Home prices rose in October, reinforcing the view the domestic real estate market is improving and should bolster the economy in 2013.
S&P's David Blitzer sees encouraging signs in the latest Case-Shiller home price data. (3:59)
Sales of existing homes beat expectations in November, with Realtors reporting a surprisingly modest effect in the Northeast from Superstorm Sandy. An even bigger surprise was a huge gain in activity among higher-end homes.
The nation's home builders continue to feel much better about their industry.
Home builder sentiment gained two points in December, rising to 47 on the NAHB's sentiment index, reports CNBC's Diana Olick. It was the highest level since April 2006.
After five years of downsizing, homeowners may be "upsizing" once again, according to a new survey by national homebuilder PulteGroup.
CNBC's Eamon Javers has the latest details on fiscal deal-making on Capitol Hill, and its impact on the housing market, with the Fast Money traders.
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