• Realty Check: Foreclosures to Grow in 2012?     Thursday, 15 Dec 2011 | 10:50 AM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick reveals new data that suggests even more foreclosure problems are headed our way in the new year.

  • New Foreclosure Wave is Coming Thursday, 15 Dec 2011 | 9:54 AM ET
    A home is advertised for sale at a foreclosure auction in Pasadena, California.

    Despite a seasonal slowdown in overall foreclosure activity, and a process still bogged down and backed up by the "robo-signing" processing scandal, the U.S real estate market is about to be hit by another surge of bank repossessions, according to a new report from the online foreclosure sale site RealtyTrac.

  • How Housing Plays Politics in 2012 Wednesday, 14 Dec 2011 | 2:00 PM ET

    Housing may have been the catalyst for the Great Recession, but it is not number one on America’s fix-it list for our next President.

  • The Best 'Bang for Your Buck' Real Estate Markets Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 9:18 AM ET
    No matter what kind of economic environment homebuyers find themselves in, one thing always holds true: They’ll be looking for a deal. Although there are many aspects of a home that can increase or decrease its value — such as climate, school district, landscaping, or the age of the home itself — usually buyers expect that the bigger the house, the bigger the price tag.Around the country, however, no square foot is created equal and in some places bigger houses don’t necessarily translate to sky

    These cities are where your real estate dollar would go the furthest — places where you can buy the most space with the least amount of money.

  • Bair: Start Over on Volcker Rule     Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 4:15 PM ET

    CNBC's Maria Bartiromo speaks to Sheila Bair, Pew Charitable Trusts and former FDIC chairman, about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as a source to pay for the proposed extension of the payroll tax cut, the Volcker Rule and MF Global.

  • Residential Housing Ready to Awaken? Friday, 9 Dec 2011 | 11:04 AM ET

    After years of withering sales and slumping prices, there are strong and diverse signs that the single-family housing market is poised for a rebound.  In some metropolitan areas, the market has clearly bottomed, with sales and prices rising and foreclosures declining.

  • Mortgage Delinquencies Drop in 2012?     Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 2:13 PM ET

    A new report says next year the number of people defaulting on their mortgage could drop sharply, with CNBC's Diana Olick.

  • Are There Really Two Housing Markets? Tuesday, 6 Dec 2011 | 4:25 PM ET
    Sold sign

    As we head toward the end of the year, for some reason the drumbeat to claim that housing has bottomed is growing louder.

  • For the past several months, Realtors across the nation have been reporting an ever-increasing number of cancelled existing home sale contracts. The latest Realtors Confidence Index now puts the cancellation rate at 20 percent, way up from the historical norm of around four to six percent.

  • After a year of fruitless negotiations between major U.S. banks and the nation's state attorneys general, Massachusetts has filed the first major lawsuit over so-called "robo-signing" foreclosure processing.

  • Massachusetts AG Sues BofA     Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 1:00 PM ET

    New details are out on the first major state lawsuit against five big banks over foreclosure processing, with CNBC's Diana Olick.

  • Massachusetts AG Lawsuit Against Banks     Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 11:22 AM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick has the story on five banks facing a lawsuit filed by the Massachusetts attorney general, on foreclosures.

  • Average Foreclosure Time Sets New Record Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 9:30 AM ET

    Foreclosures are setting new records again, this time not in their overall numbers, but in the time it is taking for all of these properties to be processed through the legal system. The average loan in foreclosure has now been delinquent a record 631 days.

  • Cancellations Plague Pending Home Sales Wednesday, 30 Nov 2011 | 2:36 PM ET

    At first glance it seems like a huge and hopeful headline: Pending home sales, based on contracts signed, rose 10.4 percent in October from September. It certainly gives the impression that buyers are hopping off the fence and into the market. Well, let's not get ahead of ourselves.

  • New Home Prices Facing Growing Pressure Monday, 28 Nov 2011 | 1:12 PM ET

    Sales of newly built homes are bouncing around a bottom, but prices are now at the lowest level of the year. The fact that October of this year saw the lowest price of the year so far is not good news going forward. What this means for the nation's big builders has the analysts split.

  • Luxury Listings: Dallas Dream Homes     Wednesday, 23 Nov 2011 | 11:50 AM ET

    A look at the luxury home listings in Dallas, Texas, one of the strongest real estate markets in the country, with Robbie Briggs, Briggs Freeman president/CEO.

  • Realty Check: Mortgage Availability     Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011 | 4:51 PM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick has the surprising results from Zillow, that shows that lending is not as tight as we all think.

  • Home Sales Data: A Mixed Message?     Monday, 21 Nov 2011 | 1:24 PM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick explains why the most distressed properties are moving.

  • Home Sales Split By Price Monday, 21 Nov 2011 | 11:38 AM ET
    Sold sign

    Sales of existing homes in October beat expectations, registering a gain of 1.4 percent from the previous month, but that number masks a market that is heavily weighted to the low end. Realtors say they expect sales to bounce around the same levels for the rest of the year, with a very slight annual gain from 2010.

  • Home Builders See Signs of Hope Wednesday, 16 Nov 2011 | 10:00 AM ET

    Despite rising foreclosures and weak consumer confidence, the nation's home builders are seeing signs of hope in housing. Home builder confidence rose for the second straight month in November, according to the National Association of Home Builders' monthly sentiment survey, but builders warn it is still far below a positive reading.