• Mortgage applications fall 3.9% despite drop in rates Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 7:01 AM ET
    A customer enters at a Wells Fargo branch in Hermosa Beach, California.

    A tiny pullback in interest rates did nothing to improve mortgage application volume. The numbers are seasonally adjusted.

  • Make your home smarter with these   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 2:37 AM ET

    What makes a home smarter? CNBC asked four start-ups to pitch their smart home solution from the world's biggest IT fair, CeBit, in Hannover, Germany.

  • China housing prices to see modest downside: Pro   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 1:11 AM ET
    China housing prices to see modest downside: Pro

    Carol Wu, head of research at DBS Vickers, expects "moderate downward pressure" on housing prices as Chinese developers focus on selling their unsold inventory, but loosening monetary policy will provide support.

  • China property prices to fall further?   Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 11:22 PM ET
    China property prices to fall further?

    Donald Han, managing director at Chestertons, expects housing prices in China to see a single-digit drop in the months ahead as policy changes such as a rate cut need time to take effect.

  • After rate cut, China's property still struggling   Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 9:35 PM ET
    After rate cut, China's property still struggling

    John Saunders, head of APAC at BlackRock Real Estate, explains why the reduction in policy rates isn't a quick fix to the woes in China's property sector.

  • China new home prices post sixth straight decline Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 9:37 PM ET
    Fake windows are painted on the north side wall of a Economical Housing by developer in Qingdao, Shandong province of China.

    China new home prices registered this sixth straight month of annual decline in February, as tepid demand continued to weigh on sentiment despite the government's efforts to spur buying.

  • CNBC.com Hot List: Millions 'underwater'   Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 4:52 PM ET
    CNBC.com Hot List: Millions 'underwater'

    CNBC.com Managing Editor Allen Wastler reveals which stories are heating up on the website.

  • Housing starts debate: Why the numbers plunged   Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 2:05 PM ET
    Housing starts debate: Why the numbers plunged

    The Commerce department says the housing starts number fell 17% last month to their lowest level in a year. CNBC's Steve Liesman blames cold weather for the big drop but Diana Olick says otherwise.

  • Where down payments are the lowest...and highest Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 2:19 PM ET
    Home for sale real estate

    Homebuyers in areas with the lowest costs are making half the down payments as those in more expensive areas, according to new data from RealtyTrac.

  • Dream of Buffett's billions? Stay here for a night Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 1:58 PM ET
    Airbnb Warren Buffett childhood home

    A lucky Berkshire Hathaway shareholder can spend a free weekend in Warren Buffett's childhood home, thanks to an Airbnb contest.

  • Millions of 'underwater' homeowners are trapped Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 12:03 PM ET
    under water mortgages

    Temperatures are warming and potential homebuyers are coming out to shop, but they are finding little for sale.

  • Cramer: No way the Fed should hike rates now Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 10:33 AM ET
    Jim Cramer on Squawk on the Streets.

    CNBC's Jim Cramer says the Fed can't hike interest rates now because the economy "is not going the way it's supposed to."

  • Housing starts tumble 17% on harsh Feb weather Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    A worker talks on a mobile phone while it snows during construction of a residential building in New York.

    U.S. housing starts plunged to their lowest level in a year in February as harsh weather kept builders at home.

  • Housing starts down 17.0%   Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    Housing starts down 17.0%

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest data on housing and what it indicates about the health of the U.S. economy. And CNBC's Steve Liesman provides perspective.

  • Dream home: What's a middle class without a house? Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 7:49 AM ET

    More than seven million home foreclosures and short sales have swept the country in the last eight years, NBC News reports.

  • Housing sentiment slips   Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 1:07 PM ET
    Housing sentiment slips

    CNBC's Diana Olick is keeping an eye on the health of housing in the U.S. Olick reports homebuilder sentiment in March fell to the lowest level since July.

  • Home builder confidence falls in March—again Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Potential homebuyers exit an open house in Redondo Beach, California.

    Despite warming weather in much of the nation, U.S. home builders are steadily losing faith in their business.

  • Home builder sentiment down   Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Home builder sentiment down

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports on the NAHB sentiment index, buyer traffic and sales expectations.

  • Home buyers near desperation   Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 2:08 PM ET
    Home buyers near desperation

    A new survey from Zillow finds about 12 percent of current renters in the nation's top 20 markets say they plan to buy a home in the next year. CNBC's Diana Olick reports on home buyer traffic.

  • Huge tailwind for homebuilders   Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 2:08 PM ET
    Huge tailwind for homebuilders

    Checking in on the rising homebuilders ETF, with Robert Wetenhall, RBC managing director.

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