• Banks Fight Principal Forgiveness     Monday, 23 May 2011 | 2:53 PM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports on big banks battling principal writedowns; uptick in CMBS securities deals, and Florida's infamous, "rocket docket", an expedited foreclosure system, is running out of money.

  • As Lenders Hold Homes in Foreclosure, Sales Are Hurt Monday, 23 May 2011 | 6:08 AM ET

    The nation’s biggest banks and mortgage lenders have steadily amassed real estate empires, acquiring a glut of foreclosed homes that threatens to deepen the housing slump and create a further drag on the economic recovery, the New York Times reports.

  • Who Will Buy the Foreclosures? Friday, 20 May 2011 | 1:42 PM ET

    Not to sound like a broken record, but only when we work through the vast inventory and shadow inventory of foreclosed properties, can home prices bottom and housing overall recovery. Obviously certain states/markets are more burdened by the distress than others, but it's a universal truth.

  • Fannie Mae Economic Forecast     Friday, 20 May 2011 | 11:41 AM ET

    CNBC's Dana Olick has the headlines in the real estate market, including Fannie Mae's forecast and a class action suit against Countrywide Financial.

  • Credit Rules the Housing Market Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 12:25 PM ET

    Existing home sales were basically flat in April, down close to one percent month to month and down nearly 13 percent year over year, but you have to remember last year we were heavily under the influence of the home buyer tax credit. Now we are heavily under the influence of the mortgage market, or lack thereof.

  • Real Estate Bubble Back?     Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 7:00 AM ET

    Right now trophy properties seem to be finding themselves back in the bubble, says Richard LeFrak, The LeFrak Organization president.

  • Figuring Out Foreclosures     Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 2:25 PM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports why the slow down in foreclosures might not be all good news.

  • Realty Check     Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 11:50 AM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick has the update on the real estate market.

  • Foreclosure Exposure     Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 9:08 AM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick has the story on the information out on the state of foreclosures.

  • Foreclosure Delays Plague Housing Recovery Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 12:30 AM ET

    Foreclosure activity decreased in April for the seventh straight month, bringing total foreclosure activity to a 40-month low, according to a new report from RealtyTrac. This is not to say that default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions aren't running well above the norms, with one in every 593 U.S. households receiving a foreclosure filing in April. The numbers are actually quite deceptive.

  • Keeping Fannie Mae Afloat     Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | 1:33 PM ET

    Discussing the outlook for the housing market and the future of Fannie Mae in light of the gsa's request for an additional $8.5 billion, with Mike Williams, Fannie Mae CEO, and CNBC's Diana Olick.

  • Realty Check     Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | 11:41 AM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick has the update on the real estate market.

  • Negative Equity Risks Rise     Monday, 9 May 2011 | 3:52 PM ET

    The percentage of underwater mortgages has hit a new high. Will that accelerate foreclosures? CNBC's Diana Olick has the details.

  • Banks Blocking Housing Recovery?     Monday, 9 May 2011 | 11:33 AM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick has the details on the drop of home value and insight on whether banks are standing in the way, with Matt McCormick, Bahl & Gaynor Investment Counsel and Susan Wachter, Wharton Business School.

  • Time to Buy Homes & Stocks?     Friday, 6 May 2011 | 4:09 PM ET

    Discussing the housing market; foreclosures, and a potential rise in interest rates. Is now the time to consider buying a home or home building stocks? Nishu Sood, Deutsche Bank; Christopher Thornberg, Beacon Economics, and CNBC's Diana Olick weigh in.

  • Dreaded Housing Double Dip?     Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 7:50 PM ET

    An update on the housing market, with CNBC's Diana Olick and insight on where housing is going from here, with Stephen Meister, Meister, Seelig & Fein and Brett Arends, The Wall Street Journal.

  • Reality Check: Housing's Double Dip     Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 1:45 PM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports on this Spring's disappointing housing market and the resurgence in foreclosures.

  • Vacation-Home Market Faces Long Road to Recovery Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 12:24 PM ET
    Row of beach houses

    The buyers’ market for vacation homes is likely to continue for years, with activity largely limited to buyers with enough cash to circumvent a tighter, post-recession lending environment.

  • National Home Prices Double Dip Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 12:02 AM ET

    Home prices have double dipped nationwide, now lower than their March 2009 trough, according to a new report from Clear Capital.

  • Realty Check: Boston Beat     Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 11:42 AM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick has the latest news from the real estate market, including a rise in refis, a rise in CMBS delinquencies and the luxury market in Boston gets beat.