• Preview of a taper? Mortgage apps plunge Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    A Century 21 'For Sale' sign stands outside of a home in Seattle, Washington.

    Mortgage applications fell to their lowest level in more than 12 years in the past week, according to a weekly report.

  • China's new home prices rise at fresh record pace Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 8:54 PM ET

    China new home prices hit a fresh record growth rate in November, despite repeated measures by Beijing to cool the red-hot property sector.

  • Home owners invest in remodeling     Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 3:35 PM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick explains how the return of home equity and confidence in home values are leading home owners to invest in remodeling.

  • Building products are exciting: Pro     Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 2:05 PM ET

    Discussing which housing-related stocks investors should be buying, and staying away from, with Mark Kiesel, PIMCO managing director. "The remodel cycle will kick in and grow at 8-10 percent over the next 2 years," he says.

  • Home builder confidence soars     Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 2:01 PM ET

    Confidence among the nation's home builders jumped 4 points on the NAHB's monthly sentiment index. CNBC's Diana Olick provides insight.

  • Homes get makeovers as mortgages are back in black Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 1:02 PM ET
    Carpenters renovating a home in Cohasset, Mass.

    Architects are busier than ever as more homeowners are sprucing up their houses after their mortgages return to positive equity.

  • Home builder confidence rises     Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 10:04 AM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports home owner sentiment beat expectations and jumped 4 points to 58 in December.

  • Home builder confidence ends year on high note Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 9:59 AM ET
    New homes for sale at a housing development in Dublin, Calif., on Dec. 4, 2013.

    Pent-up demand from the government shutdown drove more potential buyers to new model homes, boosting home builder confidence in December.

  • US housing: Problems ahead?     Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 5:00 AM ET

    Shari Olefson, CEO of The Carnegie Group, explains how the new U.S. mortgage law will impact the housing market and argues that the raised debt ratio requirement "will be a problem."

  • Time to invest in UK housing recovery?     Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 4:30 AM ET

    Paras Anand, head of European equities at Fidelity Worldwide Investment, expects U.K. housing stocks to enter a "prolonged period of much better earnings" as the sector continues to recover.

  • Mortgage-backed securities top play in 2014: Pro Monday, 16 Dec 2013 | 4:47 PM ET
    Deepak Narula, founder and managing partner of Metacapital Management.

    Commercial mortgage-backed securities will be great investments as the Fed begins tapering, Metacapital founder Deepak Narula said Monday on CNBC

  • Eyeing a rental market play? Blackstone wants you Monday, 16 Dec 2013 | 3:23 PM ET

    After investing close to $7 billion in rental properties, Blackstone is offering cash to smaller investors looking to get into the game.

  • Buy to rent lending     Monday, 16 Dec 2013 | 12:29 PM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports Blackstone is closing its very first loans to other investors to buy single family homes as rentals. Tom Barrack, Colony Capital founder, Chairman and CEO, provides perspective.

  • Tom Barrack, founder and and CEO of Colony Capital, says the real estate sector is a cost of capital play.

  • Mall REITs have been forgotten: Trader     Monday, 16 Dec 2013 | 12:15 PM ET

    Predicting the next hot plays in real estate, with the FMHR traders and Tom Barrack, Colony Capital founder, chairman and CEO.

  • Big revision to 2014 housing outlook     Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 1:01 PM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports housing analyst Ivy Zelman has lowered her new home sales home estimates for 2014. Land, labor and financing influenced her decision.

  • The healthiest housing markets? It'll surprise you Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 12:37 PM ET
    San Jose, Calif.

    Who would have thought that five of Zillow's top 10 healthiest housing markets would be in this state?

  • All America Survey: Housing trends     Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 8:31 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reveals the latest results from CNBC's All America Survey on housing. Pessimism in home value is down to 2007 levels, reports Liesman.

  • Dartmouth professor's C-suite picks     Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 1:50 PM ET

    Who are the best and worst CEOs of the year? Sydney Finkelstein of Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business is out with his picks. Among the names are Microsoft's Steve Ballmer and JC Penney's Ron Johnson.

  • Power House: Seattle real estate     Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 1:43 PM ET

    A look at 3 homes for sale in the Seattle area, with Coldwell-Banker BAIN managing broker Stephen Saunders. This week's "power house" is listed for about $2 million.

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