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*Housing starts fall 0.2 percent in February. WASHINGTON, March 18- U.S. consumer inflation was muted in February and housing starts fell for a third straight month in February, but the weak data probably will not dissuade the Federal Reserve from dialing back its monetary stimulus.
U.S. housing starts fell for a third straight month in February, but a rebound in building permits offered some hope.
The pace of growth in China property prices slowed further in February, according to Reuters calculations based on official data.
U.S. baby boomers, desperate for retirement income, are increasingly turning back to reverse mortgages, but big banks stay away.
CNBC's Diana Olick discusses home builder concern in the wake of today's uptick in home builder sentiment data.
Miles Shipside, commercial director at Rightmove, discusses the U.K. housing market following news that the Help to Buy scheme is to be extended until 2020.
Confidence among the nation's home builders edged up slightly in March but is still mired in the negative, way down from recent highs.
CNBC's Diana Olick reports the latest home builder sentiment data.
George Godber, fund manager at Miton Group, and Guy Foster, group strategist at Brewin Dolphin, discuss what is driving the U.K.'s housing stocks and whether the market is driven by a government mortgage scheme.
Ten percent of renters want to buy a home in 2014, reports CNBC's Diana Olick.
A new report found "significant deficiencies" in DOJ's ability to report accurately on its mortgage fraud efforts, including a lack of data.
CNBC's Diana Olick reports on new Department of Justice findings on how it handled the investigation of the mortgage fraud crisis.
RealtyTrac's report also said the number of foreclosures was 27 percent lower than recorded a year ago.
A new study says 10 percent of all renters want to buy a home this year, but face considerable hurdles like tight credit and higher prices.
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.
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