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  • Bank of America's Foreclosure Alternative Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 9:15 AM ET
    Bank of America's Foreclosure Alternative

    CNBC's Diana Olick has the details on Bank of America's pilot program to offer rentals as a foreclosure alternative.

  • Rising Mortgage Rates May Not Hurt Housing Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 2:09 PM ET
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    Rates have moved a good quarter of a percent in the past few weeks but most analysts don't think they'll go much higher.

  • Feb. Housing Starts Down 1.1% Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 8:30 AM ET
    Feb. Housing Starts Down 1.1%

    CNBC's Rick Santelli & Steve Liesman take a look at the housing starts from February, down to 1.1 percent but building permits are up 5.1 percent.

  • Housing Sales Expectations Rise Monday, 19 Mar 2012 | 1:06 PM ET
    Housing Sales Expectations Rise

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports that homebuilder sentiment is double what it was six months ago.

  • Did Warm Winter Steal Spring Housing? Monday, 19 Mar 2012 | 12:38 PM ET
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    As if we really needed a reminder that today’s housing market is still very fragile, the first installment in a slew of housing data to be released this week came in below expectations.

  • Hot Homebuilder Stocks Monday, 19 Mar 2012 | 11:20 AM ET
    Hot Homebuilder Stocks

    Discussing whether there is more room to go from here as we head into the important spring selling season, with Megan McGrath, MKM Partners homebuilder analyst.

  • Refinance, Please Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 2:18 PM ET
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    Why are commercial banks and the federal government asking so many Americans to take out new mortgages with much more favorable terms?  Fees, votes, and politics.

  • Hopium Heats Up in Miami Real Estate Thursday, 15 Mar 2012 | 2:47 PM ET
    Hopium Heats Up in Miami Real Estate

    Miami's condo market took a brutal hit in the housing downturn, but things are heating up again. CNBC's Diana Olick reports.

  • Homebuilders: Room to Run? Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 2:45 PM ET
    Homebuilders: Room to Run?

    Homebuilders are on a tear this year, jumping nearly 30%, with Nishu Sood, Deutsche Bank, homebuilder analyst.

  • Investing IRA Money in Foreclosures Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 1:33 PM ET
    Investing IRA Money in Foreclosures

    CNBC's Diana Olick explains how it's possible to use retirement funds to invest in the housing market, specifically in distressed properties.

  • Betting Your Retirement on Foreclosures Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 11:55 AM ET
    Betting Your Retirement on Foreclosures

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports on a way to boost your retirement savings by investing in foreclosed homes.

  • Buy Foreclosures With Your IRA Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 10:25 AM ET
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    Large scale investors are rushing in with cash on hand and that gives them the upper hand in competition for distressed properties. So how does an individual investor without extra cash lying around, get in? Retirement funds.

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    While famed investors Warren Buffett and Marc Faber have attracted attention in recent weeks with buy recommendations for physical property in the U.S., strategists caution against gaining exposure to real estate builders’ stocks, calling the recent gains unjustified.

  • Bank of America Reaches Deal on Housing Friday, 9 Mar 2012 | 10:41 AM ET
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    The bank will provide deeper-than-anticipated principal reductions for 200,000 homeowners under newly disclosed terms of a foreclosure settlement with authorities. The New York Times reports.

  • Whitney Tilson Likes Howard Hughes Thursday, 8 Mar 2012 | 12:02 PM ET
    Whitney Tilson Likes Howard Hughes

    Whitney Tilson, T2 Partners managing partner, explains why realty company Howard Hughes is attractive now. "We think the book value is very conservatively stated," he says. The Fast Money traders also discuss opportunities in the homebuilding space.

  • Salzman: A New Lease on the American Dream Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 4:24 PM ET

    This year is shaping up grimly to be the year that two big American dreams—homeownership and a four-year college education—drop dead and finally get eulogized.

  • Parsing Home Prices Proves Precarious Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 12:31 PM ET
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    Another day, another double-dose of home price reports, a home sentiment survey and a weekly report on mortgage applications. All seem to point in different directions.

  • Huge Spike in Repeat Foreclosures Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 12:13 PM ET
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    Thousands of foreclosures that were stuck in process due to delays over the so-called "Robo-signing" paperwork scandal are working their way through a revamped banking system and heading toward final bank repossession.

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    With potentially millions of foreclosed, bank-owned homes coming to the housing market over the next few years, cash-heavy investors are poised to profit, especially when buying in bulk.

  • A home is advertised for sale at a foreclosure auction in Pasadena, California.

    Forced by the harsh realities of the real estate market, lenders are increasingly likely to allow defaulting owners to remain in their homes, the New York Times reports.