The National Association of Realtors' monthly pending home sales index rose 3.3 percent in July over June.» Read More
The NAHB Housing Market Index reveals that home builder confidence in November jumped to its highest level in over a year, with CNBC's Diana Olick.
Real estate company Coldwell Banker has released its annual list of average home listings in college football towns (FBS). The average prices are for a three-bedroom, two bathroom home. Here are some of the highlights.
The government's mortgage insurer is coming dangerously close to holding no excess cash reserves for loan losses.
CNBC's Diana Olick has the details on the Senate Banking Committee hearing on the Federal Housing Finance Agency and new information out of the FHA.
In California, a raft of foreclosures has presented an unusual housing opportunity for thousands of college students, who can rent McMansions for a song. The New York Times reports.
A new wave of troubled loans is coming through the system again, with CNBC's Diana Olick.
More U.S. homes entered the foreclosure process in October than in the previous month, with Florida, Pennsylvania and Indiana registering among the largest monthly increases, new data show.
Over 50 percent of all mortgaged households in the US are effectively underwater — unable to sell for enough to pay the six percent Realtor's fee and put a down payment on a new home, a mortgage analyst says.
Insight on why he was right to upgrade Pulte Homes, with David Goldberg, UBS analyst, who says the new home market has bottomed.
However long they were married, the price of breaking the contract was huge -- sometimes even reached nine figures.
It's late, and it's limited, but for borrowers who feel their homes were wrongly or inappropriately foreclosed upon in 2009 and 2010, there is now recourse.
A new plan to help the housing market could make foreclosed homes a sought after commodity, with CNBC's Diana Olick.
What's weighing on confidence are still-falling home prices, and what's pushing those home prices down are foreclosures. That's why the Obama Administration is pushing a potential plant to auction off foreclosed properties in bulk to investors.
"President Obama is taking action." At least that's what the blog on the WhiteHouse.gov says today in describing the president's trip to Las Vegas. "We can't wait to help homeowners," it goes.
Insight on the opportunities in the troubled housing market, with Stephen Ross, The Related Companies chairman/CEO/founder.
Stephen Meister, Meister, Seelig & Fein, and Susan Wachter, Wharton Business School, discuss whether renting has become the new reality for may people, and the impact on the economy and accumulating wealth.
“For two years I kept thinking that things would get better,”one Florida homeowner tells the New York Times. “Now I think the future doesn’t look so good.”
Despite the furor, the threats, and the big bank blame game, there is still no settlement between the "robo-signers" and the fifty state attorneys general who promised payback for borrowers. Now, as talks are allegedly in their final phase, according to a source very close to the process, the AG's have thrown in another wrench, or perhaps they're throwing a bone.
CNBC's Diana Olick has the details on a new mortgage plan floating around that could help some underwater borrowers that need help.
CNBC's Diana Olick takes a look at the recent homebuilder sentiment data, which shows a modest improvement in buyer interest, and CNBC's Rick Santelli has the reaction from the CME.