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  • The 10 Emptiest US Cities 2011 Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 1:32 PM ET
    It’s no secret that the U.S. housing market has seen better days. From falling home values and impaired labor mobility, to backed-up inventories and a flood of foreclosures, there are countless ways that real estate affects the economy at large. One of the unfortunate results of a bad housing market is an increase in vacant homes, which has increased by 43.8 percent since 2000, according to the Homes can be vacant for a number of reasons, but are defined as both rental inventory that are unoccup

    From falling home values and impaired labor mobility, to backed-up inventories and a flood of foreclosures, there are countless ways that real estate affects the economy at large.

  • The Bust & Boomers of Housing     Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 4:34 PM ET

    Coldwell Banker surveyed its 12,000 agents to get their view on how the baby boomer generation is looking at the real estate situation. Jim Gillespie, Coldwell Banker CEO analyzes how the results play into the housing market.

  • The federal government will disburse just $432 million from a $1 billion program to help unemployed homeowners avoid foreclosure, a government official said Thursday. USA Today reports.

  • Comercial Real Estate Crisis?     Friday, 7 Oct 2011 | 12:13 PM ET

    Details on the state of the real estate business, with Scott Schaevitz, Barclays Capital chairman in the investment banking division.

  • Housing Ready to Rebuild?     Friday, 30 Sep 2011 | 10:44 AM ET

    Discussing whether the housing sector will see a recovery, with Mark Greene, FICO CEO.

  • July Pending Home Sales     Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 | 10:04 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has the numbers from July on pending home sales.

  • SEC Probes Banks Over Mortgage Loans Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 | 1:11 AM ET
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission seal hangs on the facade of its building in Washington, DC.

    The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating Royal Bank of Scotland, Credit Suisse and other financial institutions for their handling of problem mortgage loans, according to public disclosures and people familiar with the matter. The FT reports.

  • Mortgage Rate Spreads Widen Wednesday, 28 Sep 2011 | 4:13 PM ET

    I can't get off the phone with anyone I know without first having to hear about their particular mortgage story; Okay, maybe that's an exaggeration, but not that far off.

  • When Investing in Foreclosures, Turn-Key Is Key Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011 | 11:16 AM ET
    Texas Cash Cow Investments

    It was just hitting 105 degrees in Dallas when Phillip Carter herded a group of Australian investors onto a bus and headed out to see some previously foreclosed properties. Cowboy to cowboy, Carter tells them the Dallas market is ripe for profit, as rental demand surges and rents head higher. The difference in his business model is that the cash is ready to flow, immediately.

  • Federal Housing Finance Agency Under Inspector's Fire Friday, 23 Sep 2011 | 12:09 PM ET
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    Given that the conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has been wielding incredible power of late in deciding how much the two mortgage giants can and cannot charge in guarantee fees and whom they can and cannot refinance, it was particularly disturbing to learn the that same FHFA has been deemed, dare I say it, incompetent, at least in one of its oversight capacities.

  • Fannie Mae Cited for Failing to Stop Robo-Signing Friday, 23 Sep 2011 | 9:46 AM ET

    Fannie Mae missed chances to catch law firms illegally signing foreclosure documents and its government overseer did not take the right steps to ensure Fannie was doing its job, according to a federal watchdog.

  • Athletes With Foreclosed Homes Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 12:15 PM ET
    The list of athletes who lost huge sums of money after their playing days ended is long. Evander Holyfield may have been fearsome in the ring, but that didn’t stop him from nearly losing his house in 2008. Jose Canseco was a force to be reckoned with when he played baseball in the major league, but after his steroid use was made public the money dried up and he had to resort to reality TV gigs to keep the bills paid.For many athletes who lose their former earning power, it’s not just the paychec

    Many athletes who lost their earning power couldn’t keep up with their mortgage payments and were faced with foreclosure. Click to see the list of athletes with foreclosed homes.

  • FHFA Price Points     Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 10:32 AM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick has the details on home prices down 3.3 percent over year in July, according to a government report on sales only of homes with Fannie and Freddie loans.

  • Realty Check     Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 2:42 PM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports on the rise in August home sales over last year's numbers; an increase in Las Vegas lodging, and the FHA is ramping up sales of its foreclosed homes.

  • Mortgage Default Filings Surge     Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 2:04 PM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports on the messy housing market and says mortgage default filings surge as banks accelerate the foreclosure process.

  • Diana Olick's Realty Check     Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 11:49 AM ET

    Mortgage rates hit new record lows and CNBC's Diana Olick shares details of today's realty check.

  • Flood of Foreclosures Heading to Housing Market Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 10:40 AM ET
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    New foreclosure starts rose sharply in August, signaling a slew of foreclosed properties will be dumped on the already bloated housing market in early 2012.

  • Fannie's Mae's Foreclosure Approach     Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 4:44 PM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick has the details of Fannie Mae's resale strategy to steady home prices around foreclosures, as well as minimizing losses on them.

  • Delivering Alpha: Homes For Sale     Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 3:50 PM ET

    CNBC's Carl Quintanilla moderates a panel on real estate. Many real estate investors got torched during the financial crisis. Is now the time to come back to real estate, with Bill Ackman, Pershing Square Capital Management LP founder and CEO; Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital Group chairman & CEO; and Sam Zell, Equity Group Investments chairman.

  • Fannie Mae & Forclosures     Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 2:53 PM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick has the details on a new idea which would allow the government to rent out foreclosed properties.