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.» Read More
CNBC's Robert Frank, tours a luxury "survival condo" that's stocked with all the amenities you'll need to survive an apocalypse, including a pool and pet park.
Applications for U.S. home loans rose in the most recent week as interest rates fell for a second straight week.
David Blitzer, S&P Dow Jones Indices, discusses how a government shutdown would likely impact the markets, consumer confidence and Q4 GDP.
Home prices are up, but home ownership is at its lowest point in 18 years. Barney Frank, former Massachusetts Congressman, discusses the growing trend to rent homes. "Home ownership is good for people who can afford it," he says.
Housing prices climbed an annualized 12 percent and home builder Lennar had a blowout quarter. CNBC's Diana Olick reports. And Ken Rosen, Rosen Consulting Group, and Bob Wettenhall, RBC Capital Markets, discuss a housing bubble.
CNBC's Kate Kelly reports the Department of Justice was nearing a suit against JPMorgan for its mortgage issues today.
Existing home prices in the nation's top 10 and 20 cities rose 12.3 and 12.4 percent in July. CNBC's Diana Olick reports 15 of the 20 cities showed gains slowing.
While newly built homes have always sold at a premium to existing homes, the divide is widening. Could this be the beginning of a bubble?
Robert Shiller, S&P Case/Shiller Index, provides his take on the state of the housing recovery and where he is finding home prices jumping the most.
U.S. single-family home prices rose in July albeit at a slightly slower pace, though their gain from a year ago was the strongest in more than seven years.
When regulations go into effect that allow all investors, regardless of net worth, to join in crowdfunding it could become the new Wild West.
Will Randow, Citi analyst, provides his outlook on home builders after the Fed announced it was not tapering its asset-buying program right now.
Homebuying has remained "pretty strong" despite higher mortgage rates, but refinancing has dropped "quite a bit," Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan told CNBC.
Grainne Gilmore, head of UK residential research at Knight Frank, tells CNBC that confidence in UK house prices are really rises.
Giles Keating, head of research at Credit Suisse, tells CNBC that the UK housing market in the South East is hotter than you'd want it to be.
Britain's Foxtons priced its London listing at the top of its range, valuing the estate agent at $1 billion, and defying concerns the property market is overheating.
Taimur Baig, Chief Economist, Asia at Deutsche Bank says that the Fed's guidance was clear and markets seemed prepared but with no taper this time, he expects the Fed to move in December.
Mortgage rates moved down dramatically after the Fed announced it would not taper. CNBC's Diana Olick has the details. Fred Glick, US Loans Mortgage, and David Lykken, Mortgage Banking Solutions, weigh in.
Sales of existing homes surprised to the upside in August. CNBC's Diana Olick explains why sales didn't fall on higher mortgage rates. And Don Peebles, The Peebles Corporation; Jed Kolko, Trulia; and Bob Wetenhall, RBC Capital Markets, discuss housing data as rates remain low.
In this week's "Power House" segment, Jeff Block of Prudential Fox & Roach, discusses the state of Philadelphia's real estate market. This week's power house is listed for about $2.3 million.