• Struggling Atlantic City area takes another hit Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 1:19 PM ET
    People walk on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, N.J., Nov. 8, 2014.

    The county where struggling Atlantic City sits led the U.S. in foreclosures in the first quarter, pressuring its credit rating.

  • April 24- Atlantic County, where struggling New Jersey gambling hub Atlantic City sits, led the United States in foreclosures in the first quarter, putting pressure on its credit rating, Moody's Investors Service said. The property tax base in Atlantic City itself has shrunk by two-thirds in just five years, down to a projected $7.35 billion for 2015, because of...

  • Manhattan's tony housing market takes a break Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 1:10 PM ET
    The Empire State Building and One World Trade Center are seen from the top of Rockefeller Center on March 21, 2014.

    Sales of Manhattan homes, both co-ops and condominiums, fell nearly 20 percent in the first quarter this year.

  • 'Stale' homes are tightening up the housing market Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 11:42 AM ET
    Price reduced home for sale

    Homes that have languished on the market for more than a month with no buyer interest are hurting the spring housing market.

  • Cost of housing soars: How high can it go? Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 12:10 PM ET
    Potential homebuyers exit an open house in Redondo Beach, California.

    The median price of a single-family home sold in March was up 8.7 percent, twice the gains housing was seeing a year ago. What's behind rising prices?

  • Mortgage applications rise 2.3%, led by homebuyers Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    A Bank of America branch in New York City.

    Buyers are returning to the housing market in ever growing numbers, as indicated by continued gains in loan applications to purchase a home.

  • Tiny Seattle house takes a final stand Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 1:49 PM ET

    A tiny house in Seattle, similar to the movie "Up," is being auctioned off on Monday, leaving its future uncertain.

  • NEW YORK, April 16- Wells Fargo Bank breached a nationwide 2010 legal settlement involving adjustable-payment mortgages, a federal judge ruled, finding that the bank did not properly evaluate homeowners who applied for help to avoid foreclosures. In an order on Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Seeborg in northern California told Wells to meet with...

  • Philly housing lifted by grads who stick around Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 9:04 AM ET
    Skyline of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Graduates from the plethora of Philadelphia colleges could boost a reviving housing market in the city.

  • US housing starts rise below expectations Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    A worker cuts a piece of pipe as he builds a new home in Petaluma, California.

    U.S. housing starts rose far less than expected in March and permits recorded their biggest drop since last May.

  • Foreclosures rose sharply in March   Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 6:09 AM ET
    Foreclosures rose sharply in March

    CNBC's Kate Rogers reports on foreclosure rises but no housing crisis looming.

  • WASHINGTON, April 16- Foreclosure activity in the United States rose sharply last month, on an increase in bank repossessions, according to a report by industry firm RealtyTrac. The increase pushed foreclosure activity up 4 percent from year-ago levels, the first annual rise since September 2010. "The March increase is continued cleanup of distress still...

  • Home builder confidence jumps to 2015 peak Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 9:59 AM ET
    New home sales construction

    Home builders are bullish on low interest rates and continued job growth as spring home buying season kicks into high gear.

  • Weekly mortgage applications drop as rates tick higher Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 7:02 AM ET
    An ad for a mortgage loan at a Citibank branch in New York.

    Mortgage applications decreased 2.3 percent from the prior week as interest rates ticked up slightly, according to an industry report.

  • Pricey San Francisco housing tightens up further Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 12:38 PM ET
    San Francisco skyline

    High prices for San Francisco housing are finally hurting sales. The number of homes sold in February was the lowest for the month in seven years.

  • Math on homeownership fails to motivate renters Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 10:50 AM ET
    A sign advertising an open house in Corona Del Mar, Calif.

    Zillow found that most homebuyers would be paying less per month to own a home than to rent after two years. But renters still aren't moving.

  • More homebuyers apply for mortgage applications Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 10:38 AM ET
    The reflection of pedestrians is seen in a window next to a sign advertising home mortgage services at a Bank of America branch in Manhattan Beach, California.

    Loan applications to purchase a home rose for the third straight week, but lower interest rates were not enough to spur mortgage refinances.

  • 4M mortgages that never were: What happened Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 1:40 PM ET
    A sign offering mortgage help at a Bank of America branch, New York City.

    Four million more loans would have been made between 2009 and 2013 if lenders had used the same standards as were used in 2001, says a new report.

  • Housing supply dogs a recovering Detroit Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 12:43 PM ET
    Skyline of Detroit

    Detroit's housing scene is making a comeback but a shortage of inventory is holding back the recovery.

  • Issuing slews of mortgages—without being a bank Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 1:17 PM ET
    Movement Mortgage signage

    Nonbank mortgage lending rose to 37.5 percent of the market during 2014, up from 14 percent in 2011. Who are the players?