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Kevin Logan, chief U.S. economist at HSBC, says housing has driven the U.S. economic recovery but the market has "peaked".
More homes are being built fully equipped with home automation systems before hitting the market. Control4 Chairman and CEO Martin Plaehn, discusses the partnership with Toll Brothers to bring smart technology to the home owner before they pick up the keys.
CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's stocks are getting crushed on news that lawmakers will release a blueprint for housing finance reform.
Robert Wood, chief U.K. economist at Berenbeg Bank, says the government should cancel its "Help To Buy" mortgage scheme as house prices are rising too quickly.
There's more at play in the recent housing setback than just this winter's frozenomics, home builder Ara Hovnanian tells CNBC.
Ara Hovnanian, Hovnanian Enterprises chairman, president, & CEO, shares his outlook on housing and explains why he is looking for an upside surprise in spring sales. Also Hovnanian discusses his company's new "Big Deal Days" promotions.
Jack Ablin, BMO Private Bank, and David Kelly, JPMorgan Funds, discuss today's labor report and what it indicates about the economy and its impact on the markets. This reaffirms a growth pattern, says Ablin.
P.T. Vineburgh, Charlesgate Realty Group founding partner, highlights hot real estate listings in affluent Brookline, Massachusetts.
CNBC's Diana Olick discusses the impact institutional investors are having on key housing markets.
Institutional investors' ownership of residential properties helped push the price of homes up 14 percent over three years, RealtyTrac says.
Justin Curlow, senior research analyst at AXA Real Estate, says Spain's economic recovery is helping its property sector.
Maury Harris, UBS chief U.S. economist, provides his outlook on housing and energy. It's still a pretty good bargain to buy a house, says Harris.
CNBC's Diana Olick reports Google is making a huge investment in Auction.com, which is an auction-based real estate sales site for both residential and commercial real estate.
Ray Boulger, senior technical manager at John Charcol, says London is "one of the safest havens in the world" for foreign investors.
The Internet behemoth sees an opportunity in commercial real estate through the online marketplace.
Applications for U.S. home mortgages rose last week as interest rates slipped, an industry group said on Wednesday.
Some analysts believe sluggish home sales are because of seasonal adjustments that are distorted by other factors than the weather.
While Realtors blame rough winter weather on flat home sales in many part of the U.S., that theory doesn't support the sharp drop in the West. CNBC's Diana Olick digs deeper into the data.
Rising home prices helped push negative equity below 20 percent nationwide for the first time since the housing crisis.
Jeff Lewis, senior portfolio manager at TIG Securitized Asset Fund, talks about the U.S. housing market and says that the U.S credit market remains tight.
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