Builder confidence is at a 9-year high, but housing starts fell by 14 percent in August. CNBC's Diana Olick and Tim Rood, Collingwood Group provide perspective into the housing conundrum.» Read More
Applications for U.S. home mortgages fell last week as both purchase and refinancing applications slipped, an industry group said on Wednesday.
Susan Emmett, director residential research at Savills, discusses the U.K. housing market's supply and demand imbalance and says the extension of the Help to Buy scheme is very positive for house building.
Yogi Dewan, founder at Hassium Asset Management, says U.K. property is a great safe haven investment, but it is not very liquid.
Wells Fargo produced a 150-page manual to fabricate missing documents to speed foreclosures, a lawsuit claims, according to published reports.
CNBC's Herb Greenberg shares his opinions on Benzinga's story on reasons to tap home equity to buy stocks.
Five of the nation's largest banks have satisfied their consumer relief and refinancing obligations under a mortgage settlement.
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.
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