• A look at 2014 US home foreclosure data Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 3:24 PM ET

    —As of Dec. 31, banks held some 421,164 unsold homes, down 17 percent from the year before. —As of Dec. 31, 642,927 homes were in some stage of the foreclosure process. —In the 12 months ended Sept. 30, nearly 1.5 million homes returned to positive equity, which means the home is valued at more than what the owner owes on the mortgage.

  • Why millennials love Center City Philly Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 1:03 PM ET
    Philadelphia's city center

    Better jobs and higher rents are pushing more young Philadelphians to buy homes in the city's downtown.

  • Housing is about 75% back to normal: Report Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 12:59 PM ET

    Using home sales, prices, construction, mortgage delinquencies and millennial employment, Trulia concludes housing is nearly back to normal.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 15- The number of U.S. properties in the process of being foreclosed upon dropped last year to its lowest level since 2006, real estate data firm RealtyTrac said on Thursday. The data for the year overall showed the foreclosure market is "close to finding a floor and stabilizing at a historically normal level," Daren Blomquist, vice president at...

  • Foreclosures fell in 2014 to levels before housing bust Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 12:01 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— A healthier U.S. housing market and economy helped to winnow foreclosures in 2014 to levels not seen since before the housing bust. While foreclosures remain elevated in many populous metropolitan areas, such as New York, Philadelphia and San Diego, they have declined annually overall in recent years, and 2014 was no exception.

  • Foreclosures down 64% from peak of recession Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 8:01 AM ET

    The number of completed foreclosures continued to fall in November, with 41,000 borrowers losing their homes, says CoreLogic.

  • Mortgage applications post biggest gain in six years Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    A real estate agent exits a home for sale in Lancaster, Ohio, Jan. 9, 2015.

    A sharp drop in interest rates, combined with new reduced costs for the market’s most popular mortgage products, sent mortgage applications soaring last week.

  • REITs may be running too hot Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 12:54 PM ET
    Apartment REITs have been among the best performers.

    A drop in interest rates has been a boon to real estate investment trusts, but some are questioning just how high these stocks can fly.

  • Home price gains returning Atlanta to normal Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 12:08 PM ET

    Less investor activity and rising home prices could mean a robust spring for Atlanta housing.

  • FHA to lower cost of mortgage insurance Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 2:27 PM ET
    New homes under construction in California.

    The Federal Housing Administration will lower its annual insurance premiums from 1.35 percent to 0.85 percent, according to sources.

  • Mortgage applications fall sharply over holidays Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 7:00 AM ET

    The holiday season is historically slow in the mortgage business, but this time around it was particularly quiet.

  • Will too many apartments pinch the rental market? Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 11:43 AM ET
    Construction workers build an apartment building in Alexandria, Virginia, December 30, 2014.

    Landlords are still getting higher rents, but will the apartment building boom spoil the party?

  • Scottish ‘no’ vote spurs real estate market Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 6:53 AM ET
    Thistle Street in Edinburgh, Scotland

    Scotland’s housing market bounced back at the end of 2014 after the “no” vote for independence boosted the country’s real estate, Knight Frank said.

  • Pending home sales rise just 0.8% in November Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 9:59 AM ET

    Signed contracts to buy existing homes increased just 0.8 percent from a downwardly-revised October reading.

  • Renters paid $441 billion in 2014: Time to buy? Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 11:38 AM ET
    A house for rent in Corona Del Mar, California

    As rents soar and the supply of rental housing remains constrained, 2015 could be the tipping point, pushing more renters to home ownership.

  • What to expect from housing next year Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 9:15 AM ET
    New homes in Vienna, Virginia

    First-time buyers sat on the sidelines in 2014, and most of the sales action was on the high end. That may be about to change in the new year.

  • Million-dollar homes: Most expensive house edition Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    This Waterside Wonder, listed for $13,750,000, resides on 11.25 acres of shoreline.

    Sales of million- and multimillion-dollar homes are soaring. Contrary to popular belief, it is not all foreign cash fueling the frenzy.

  • Housing takes a breather: Why that's a good thing Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 10:54 AM ET
    A "for sale" sign is seen in front of a home in Miami.

    The housing market is cooling off. It may be just what is needed to get buyers back into the market this coming spring.

  • Christmas property boom: 'Tis the season to move Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 4:14 AM ET

    Scarcely have the Christmas presents been unwrapped than tens of thousands of people across the U.K. go online to find their dream home.

  • Real estate pro's 2015 forecast: Housing happiness Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 6:23 PM ET
    A sold sign is posted in front of a home in San Francisco.

    Next year is going to be a great one for real estate, two pros in the sector told CNBC on Monday.