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  • Foreclosure Activity Falls, but the Worst Isn't Over Yet Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 12:02 AM ET
    Foreclosure Sign

    Delays in foreclosure proceedings and a new push by big banks and servicers to find foreclosure alternatives is drawing a new, albeit still troubling picture of the nation's real estate market.

  • Housing Coast to Coast     Wednesday, 15 Jun 2011 | 1:35 PM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick breaking down the numbers from today's national association of home builders. Also, a look at real estate issues in key cities, with Jenifer McKim, Boston Globe; Toluse Olorunnipa, Miami Hearld; and Buck Wargo, Las Vegas Sun

  • Foreigners Make Run on US Housing Market Wednesday, 15 Jun 2011 | 11:12 AM ET
    Vegas Homes

    Falling home prices may be plaguing the US economy, but they are candy to foreign investors, who already have a weak dollar on their side. Buyers from overseas spent roughly $41 billion on US residential real estate last year, a bump up from the previous year. US real estate agents report a surge this Spring especially, as foreign buyers see continued pressure on home prices and ample bargains.

  • Citi's Housing Lessons Learned     Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 2:14 PM ET

    A look at lessons the big bank learned from the housing crisis, with CNBC's Mary Thompson.

  • Foreclosure Rates Still High     Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 1:41 PM ET

    Navigating the foreclosure overhang, with Sanjiv Das, CitiMortgage CEO, and CNBC's Mary Thompson

  • Foreclosure

    As big banks and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac push foreclosures through the pipeline, the inventory of bank-owned properties is rising. They're offering incentives for buyers, but investors are getting squeezed out of the equation.

  • Realty Check: Fannie Mae & Foreclosures     Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 11:50 AM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick has the detailson Fannie Mae offering new incentives to unload its inventory of over 150,000 REO properties and the foreclosure process taking longer in California.

  • Mortgaging Our Mortgage Market     Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 10:34 AM ET

    What happens to the mortgage market over the next two, five or ten years as foreclosures continue to pile up and Fannie and Freddie haven't been reformed? Insight with CNBC's Mary Thompson.

  • Return of Optimism for US Housing Thursday, 9 Jun 2011 | 12:19 AM ET

    The housing market in many US cities is performing better than recently released national data would suggest, leading some analysts and real estate brokers to express cautious optimism about the prospects for a recovery, reported the FT.

  • Seeking Real Estate Opportunities     Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 11:16 AM ET

    A look at the challenges in the tough real estate climate and where opportunities lie, with Debra Cafaro, Ventas Inc. president/CEO and CNBC's Diana Olick.

  • How Deep is the Housing Double Dip?     Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 7:30 PM ET

    Will home values continue to sink or will the laws of supply and demand kick in to help keep the housing market and our still recovering economy afloat? Insight with Brian Wesbury, First Trust Advisors; Stephen Meister, Meister, Seelig & Fein, and CNBC's Diana Olick.

  • Double Dip House Prices     Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 1:15 PM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick breaks down the latest Case/Shiller data, showing home prices are way down, and not expected to get better anytime soon. Also, a look at the fallout for banks due to the decline in housing, with Paul Miller, FBR Capital Markets; and Peter Boockvar, Miller Tabak.

  • Falling Home Prices Hit Big Banks, Fannie, Freddie Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 12:16 PM ET

    Keeping your fingers crossed for the housing market is just the tip of the iceberg. Prices have now fallen, on the S&P/Case Shiller Index, more than they did during the Great Depression.

  • Managing Your Mortgage Mess     Friday, 27 May 2011 | 1:40 PM ET

    Discussing strategies for homeowners who are trying to sell their homes or are struggling to keep up with their mortgages, with Steve Chaouki, TransUnion.

  • Foreclosure

    Earlier this week, when we got the report of a bump up in sales of newly constructed homes, I cautioned that the home builders are still facing huge competition from distressed properties. Today we have some new numbers showing just how big and how widespread that competition is.

  • Home Builders Still in the Woods Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 2:48 PM ET
    Drywall

    The best number out of today's report on sales of newly built homes is not the 7.3 percent bump up in signed contracts, it's the drop in inventories to a 6.5 month supply.

  • UK Mortgage Rates Could Top 8%: Economist Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 1:32 AM ET
    Sold sign

    Home owners could be in for a nasty surprise as borrowing costs return to normal over the medium term, according to Capital Economics.

  • How Mortgage Defaults Could Boost Retail Monday, 23 May 2011 | 6:43 PM ET

    These companies could actually benefit from home foreclosures, Cramer said.

  • 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.