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Ivy Zelman, who called the housing boom and bust, blames the new slump on lack of supply but she remains bullish on the nation's home builders.
A recent report clearly signals weak buyer demand heading into the usually busy spring housing season.
Earnings from Toll Brothers and Realogy beat expectations. Their CEOs say the healthy performance had a lot to do with higher home prices.
The rate of increase in China's new home prices eased in January, pointing to further stabilization in country's red-hot property market.
U.S. home resales fell more than expected in January, hit an 18 month-low as cold weather and lack of housing stock sidelined buyers.
Some regions, including California and Michigan, saw monthly house payments rise by 50 percent from a year ago.
Warmer weather could get more people out looking, but potentially higher monthly payments create a major hurdle to purchasing.
The National Association of Home Builders' monthly sentiment index had its sharpest drop in history in February.
The rate increases will soon affect thousands of people who participated in the federal Home Affordable Modification Program.
While weather makes for a fair argument, it is not the full picture of this winter's housing slowdown.
Fewer U.S. homes were repossessed in January, bringing foreclosures down to the lowest level in more than six years.
Institutional investors have bought more than 100,000 houses since the crash, and economists are concerned about what happens if they sell.
Applications for U.S. home mortgages fell as both purchase and refinancing applications slipped, an industry group said on Wednesday.
U.S. homeowners are doing a better job of keeping up with mortgage payments, with late payment on home loans at the lowest level in over five years.
Higher interest rates, flat household income and all-cash investors are making it harder to find a house at the right price.
Borrowers who had debt forgiven on home short sales will now have to pay taxes on those sales, reports CNBC's Diana Olick.
A tax exemption for mortgage debt forgiveness was not renewed late last year. That could spell trouble for struggling homeowners.
Tech companies didn't push real estate prices higher: Tech companies were drawn to places that were already expensive, according to a new report.
Mortgage applications barely moved last week, even as a run on the bond market pushed interest rates down. Total applications rose only 0.4 percent.
Applications for U.S. home mortgages edged slightly lower in the latest week, an industry group said on Wednesday.