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The average size of a mortgage purchase application increased 9 percent from December to the end of March, from $214,500 to $233,300 in March, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.
A Goldman Sachs home prices survey shows 63 percent of consumers surveyed expect home prices to be either stable or positive, compared to 58 percent six months ago, with CNBC's Diana Olick.
The man at the center of the controversy over writing down mortgage principal on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans isn’t wavering. He may be reconsidering previous loss formulas, factoring in new government subsidies for principal write-down, but his opinion seems largely unchanged.
The Fed announces a consent order against Morgan Stanley for morgage misconduct at Saxon. CNBC's Steve Liesman reports.
In an unexpected reversal, both newly started foreclosures and finalized foreclosures dropped precipitously in February.
With home prices down more than a third from their peak and the market swamped with foreclosures, large investors are salivating at the opportunity to buy perhaps thousands of homes at deep discounts and fill them with tenants. The New York Times reports.
The residential rebound is under way in fits and starts, but it is volatile, and it is local.
Residential real estate in Texas and other central states is a well-oiled machine. Literally — energy production in the central U.S. has helped bolster the region’s economies, and that has translated to the local housing markets.
In Seattle, greater demand for inner-city homes and low inventory have driven many deals above their asking prices, while investors have returned to Portland to pick up bargains.
While the entry-level homebuyers market is making a comeback in Boston, high-end luxury properties are once again the object of bidding wars in New York, with demand outpacing supply for the first time in five years.
In cities like Denver, Salt Lake City and Albuquerque, inventory is down, traffic is up and prices are stabilizing.
Sales are up, inventory down, but prices are generally still weak. If you're looking for a success story, however, try Grand Rapids, Mich., Cedar Falls , Iowa and Green Bay, Wis.
Thanks to high gasoline prices, today's home buyers want to be close in. D.C., with so many thriving suburbs and an expansive Metro system, offers ample opportunity.
If you’re looking for a cross-section of the housing market in the Southeast, Miami, Louisville and Atlanta are in varying stages of recovery, and each seems to be playing out a different style of rebound from the housing market’s colossal bust.
An improving jobs outlook in Northern California, continued low mortgage rates and the ongoing influx of new residents into the Golden State provide support to a healing housing market.
The number of homes sold to investors more than doubled last year, as rising rents and low-priced distressed properties fueled demand.
CNBC's Diana Olick has new numbers on mortgage refis and what that might mean for the housing recovery.
The American dream of owning a home is still alive and well, but a large percentage of Americans today feel that for now, renting might be the better option.
The latest S&P/Case-Shiller results show a rocky start to the year for home prices. Insight with David Blitzer, S&P 500 Index committee chairman.
CNBC's Diana Olick has the details on Bank of America's pilot program to offer rentals as a foreclosure alternative.