"Accidental landlords" emerge as people decide to rent their homes instead of doing a short sale or a foreclosure. CNBC's Diana Olick, offers insight.» Read More
Famous consumer advocate Ralph Nader has renewed his efforts on behalf of common shareholders of bailed-out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, reports TheStreet.com.
"Accidental landlords" emerge as people decide to rent their homes instead of doing a short sale or a foreclosure. CNBC's Diana Olick, offers insight.
While there are no real estimates of how many "accidental landlords" now inhabit the housing market, Realtors say they are one more cause of today's low inventory.
Is now the time to refinance and lock in your mortgage while rates are still low? David Stevens, Mortgage Bankers Association president, offers guidance. With CNBC's Diana Olick.
Checking up on the status of the downtown Boston real estate market, with P.T. Vineburgh, Charlesgate Realty Group. The power house listing of the week is priced at $2.85 million brownstone with 1,906 square feet and about $30,000 in taxes.
Lennar's CEO Stuart Miller says there is still more room to grow in home prices, despite the record of 2.3 percent gain in April, reports CNBC's Diana Olick.
Supplies are at levels not seen since the frenzy of the last housing boom while the median price for a new home hit a record high, further signs that housing is recovering.
Analysis of new home sales data, with Scott Nations, NationsShares, and CNBC's Diana Olick.
Sales of new homes rose to the second highest level since the summer of 2008 while the median price for a new home hit a record high, further signs that housing is recovering.
Housing is good but not great and unlikely to be a leading force in a robust recovery, according to a group that is one of the industry's leading voices.
Home sales were essentially flat in April; the big news came in inventory, reports CNBC's Diana Olick.
Tanya Marchiol, Team Investments, weighs in on the housing market.
Rep. Loretta Sanchez is concerned tight mortgage lending requirements are making it difficult for the middle-class to become homeowners and forcing them to become renters. "Lending requirements are still too tight," Bernanke agrees.
The sales pace is back to what it was in 2005 and 2006, but the circumstances are of course very different. Now it's about stiff competition for limited supply.
Bruce Kasman, JPMorgan Chase; and Stephen Bodurtha, Citi Private Bank, provide an in-depth look at where affluent investors are finding returns amid economic uncertainty.
Applications for home mortgages dropped last week for a second-straight week as a spike in interest rates stymied demand for refinancing, the Mortgage Bankers Association says.
Home Depot's earnings said a lot about America, Jim Cramer said. It also gave him a treasure trove of investment ideas.
Lowe's reported quarterly earnings that missed analysts' expectations on Wednesday, sending shares lower in pre-market trading.
Fannie Mae common shares have soared, but there may not be a happy ending for investors.
CNBC has been ranking all 50 states for competitiveness since 2007. This year's report comes as states continue to get back in fighting shape—fighting for jobs, that is.