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The compromise emerging on winding down mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is a "Goldilocks deal," Sen. Bob Corker tells CNBC.
Tim Sloan, Wells Fargo CFO, discusses what's driving loan demand now. We are optimistic about the spring selling season, says Sloan. And Jack Welch, Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University, shares his thoughts on retail space.
Consumer advocate Ralph Nader says many of the proposed reforms can be done with the existing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac structure. He doesn't think this bill will pass in Congress.
A bipartisan proposal would replace mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with the Federal Mortgage Insurance Corp. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), provides insight on the impact to hedge funds.
A bipartisan proposal would effectively end Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, replacing the housing insurers with a new set of federal agencies, reports CNBC's Kate Kelly.
Construction material costs have been rising so fast it's hard to keep pace, Mohawk CEO Jeffrey Lorberbaum tells CNBC.
Applications for U.S. home mortgages fell in the latest week as interest rates edged higher, an industry group said on Wednesday.
Kevin Logan, chief U.S. economist at HSBC, says housing has driven the U.S. economic recovery but the market has "peaked".
More homes are being built fully equipped with home automation systems before hitting the market. Control4 Chairman and CEO Martin Plaehn, discusses the partnership with Toll Brothers to bring smart technology to the home owner before they pick up the keys.
CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's stocks are getting crushed on news that lawmakers will release a blueprint for housing finance reform.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.-- Missouri's low-income housing initiative is inefficient and among the costliest in the nation, State Auditor Tom Schweich said Monday while recommending changes to the program. Missouri authorized more than $2.5 billion in tax credits that helped finance about 47,000 low-income housing units since 1998, the audit said.
Robert Wood, chief U.K. economist at Berenbeg Bank, says the government should cancel its "Help To Buy" mortgage scheme as house prices are rising too quickly.
There's more at play in the recent housing setback than just this winter's frozenomics, home builder Ara Hovnanian tells CNBC.
Ara Hovnanian, Hovnanian Enterprises chairman, president, & CEO, shares his outlook on housing and explains why he is looking for an upside surprise in spring sales. Also Hovnanian discusses his company's new "Big Deal Days" promotions.
Jack Ablin, BMO Private Bank, and David Kelly, JPMorgan Funds, discuss today's labor report and what it indicates about the economy and its impact on the markets. This reaffirms a growth pattern, says Ablin.
P.T. Vineburgh, Charlesgate Realty Group founding partner, highlights hot real estate listings in affluent Brookline, Massachusetts.
CNBC's Diana Olick discusses the impact institutional investors are having on key housing markets.
Institutional investors' ownership of residential properties helped push the price of homes up 14 percent over three years, RealtyTrac says.
Justin Curlow, senior research analyst at AXA Real Estate, says Spain's economic recovery is helping its property sector.
Maury Harris, UBS chief U.S. economist, provides his outlook on housing and energy. It's still a pretty good bargain to buy a house, says Harris.