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  • Home builder's new sweet spot: the 55-plus crowd Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 12:39 PM ET
    Pulte Homes' Sun City "active adult" community in Georgia.

    Pulte Homes is rushing to build more so-called active adult communities catering to baby boomers, many who still work full time.

  • Weekly mortgage applications fall despite low rates Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Pedestrians pass a sign advertising mortgages at a Citibank branch in New York.

    Mortgage rates dropped last week to their lowest level since May 2013, but home buyers are not reacting to the move.

  • Home builders content with slow recovery Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 9:59 AM ET
    A For Sale sign in Sarasota, Florida

    Home builders seem resigned to the fact that their business is recovering at a slower-than-expected pace.

  • Sales of newly built homes struggle in November Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 10:28 AM ET
    A worker builds a new home at a housing development in Phoenix, Arizona.

    Mortgage applications to purchase a new homes dropped dramatically in November, signaling a slowdown in sales for the nation's builders.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 11- Foreclosure activity across the United States fell in November as banks repossessed fewer homes and scheduled a lower number of auctions, according to a report released on Thursday. "The housing market is struggling to find the new normal when it comes to a tolerable level of foreclosure activity in this post-Great Recession economy,"...

  • For home buyers, mortgage demand is locked at lows Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 7:06 AM ET

    Mortgage application volume increased last week and, in an odd coincidence, the move was the same as the previous week, but in the opposite direction.

  • Millennial 'rent vs own' dilemma. Hint: Geography Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 11:42 AM ET

    Interest rates are historically low, and home price gains are beginning to ease. So why aren't more young Americans buying?

  • Where to put your cash? A house or a stock Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 1:12 PM ET

    Is it smarter to own a home or to buy into the stock market? We have the data and the experts weigh in.

  • Low down payment mortgages back for buyers Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
    A Freddie Mac sign hangs behind an employee as he works in the borrower contact unit area at Freddie headquarters in McLean, Virginia.

    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced guidelines Monday for loans with down payments as low as 3 percent, largely aimed at first-time buyers.

  • Housing supply surges in northern Virginia Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 12:34 PM ET

    More potential home buyers in northern Virginia did not translate into sales. Homes now sit on the market far longer than a year ago.

  • Refinancing falls despite rates at 18-month low Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Sign advertising mortgage rates at a Citibank branch in New York.

    The holiday week was slow for potential home buyers but even slower for those looking to save money on their monthly mortgage payments.

  • Home equity is back and homeowners are loving it Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 12:31 PM ET

    Home equity loans jumped by 17 percent in the third quarter, but homeowners are being smarter about using the cash.

  • Pending home sales fell 1.1% in October Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 10:21 AM ET

    U.S. home buyers signed fewer contracts to buy existing homes in October, but new home sales rose for a third straight month.

  • Million dollar homes: Home for the holidays Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 8:26 AM ET
    This million-dollar stone mansion, hosted several Thanksgiving dinners for CNBC’s Eamon Javers and his family friends.

    CNBC reporters will showcase properties in their own childhood housing markets in the latest edition of the, "Million Dollar Home Challenge."

  • Weekly mortgage apps drop again after recent surge Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Pedestrians pass a sign advertising mortgages at a Citibank branch in New York.

    After a sizable jump in application volume two weeks ago, last week was payback time in the mortgage market.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 25- Americans who lost their homes to foreclosure will be able to buy them back at current market value if the properties are owned by housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the regulator of the two firms said on Tuesday. The FHFA said the new rule applies to about 121,000 properties currently owned by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which...

  • Big investors pull back on housing Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 11:46 AM ET

    With home prices rising and fewer distressed homes to buy, large-scale investors are being replaced by their smaller counterparts and individuals.

  • Who's selling the most US homes? The wealthy Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 12:53 PM ET
    A five-bedroom, five bathroom, brick Colonial-style home in Washington D.C.'s upscale Kalorama neighborhood that sold for nearly $5 million.

    Top home tier listings rose in more than 82 percent of the markets reviewed by Zillow compared to a year ago. And people are buying.

  • Brooklyn housing market commands hefty prices Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 4:29 PM ET
    A row of bicycles are parked at the 7th Ave subway station in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

    Brooklyn has been hot for decades, but now its housing is pricier than ever—so much so that it is no longer considered NYC's second-choice borough.

  • Sales of $1 million-plus homes up 16% Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Million-dollar homes outshone every other price category in October as wealthy buyers are feeling increasingly confident.