• When breaking and entering is legal Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 2:37 PM ET
    Kyle Sweet is a renovator for Key Properties, a firm that buys foreclosed homes, fixes them and sells them stands inside this house in Lawrenceville, GA.

    So-called door-kickers working for investors in foreclosed homes often get the first peek inside vacant properties.

  • Institutional investors buy foreclosures     Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports from Atlanta, Georgia, just after the first major foreclosure auction of 2014. What did institutional investors buy?

  • Will Randow, Citi analyst, shares which housing stocks he is most bullish on in the industry.

  • Investors break into foreclosed homes     Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 10:17 AM ET

    The year's first foreclosure auction took place yesterday in Atlanta. CNBC's Diana Olick looks at the properties that sold and how easy it is to break into foreclosed homes bought sight unseen.

  • Dog DNA testing?! Homeowner associations get tough Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 6:27 AM ET

    Foreclosures on delinquent properties by homeowner associations were almost unheard of before the financial crisis. Now they are becoming more common.

  • Ryan Bransfield, analyst at Markit, says U.K. house builders' dividend growth should continue to outpace earnings, thus highlighting their confidence in the outlook for the sector and the economy.

  • Atlanta housing auction lures big money investors Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 1:33 PM ET

    Nearly 3,000 properties were on the block at the year's first big foreclosure auction in Atlanta as buyers look for bargains to rehab, flip or rent.

  • Foreclosure auction in Atlanta     Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    Institutional investors are vying for properties at a foreclosure auction, reports CNBC's Diana Olick.

  • First foreclosure auction of 2014     Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 10:41 AM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports on the first major foreclosure auction taking place in Atlanta. Close to 100 properties will be sold ranging from $20,000 to $300,000.

  • US apartment vacancy rate drop, rents rise Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 8:09 AM ET

    The U.S. apartment vacancy rate eased to its lowest level in more than a decade, but stagnant income growth moderated rent increases.

  • Michael Jordan's mansion drama     Monday, 6 Jan 2014 | 1:49 PM ET

    Michael Jordan decided to try an auction of his Chicago-area home when it couldn't sell for $29 million. Now the home is back on the market for $16 million, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.

  • Doug Lebda, LendingTree founder, chairman & CEO, shares his outlook on mortgage rates and the outlook for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

  • Robert Gardner, chief economist at Nationwide Building Society, says the London housing market remains "way ahead" the rest of the U.K. and dismisses worries of a bubble.

  • What's driving the UK recovery?     Friday, 3 Jan 2014 | 4:30 AM ET

    David Owen, chief European economist at Jefferies International, discusses the U.K.'s recovery and explains that house prices are not contributing much to consumption patterns at the moment.

  • UK housing market is 'polarized': Pro     Friday, 3 Jan 2014 | 2:10 AM ET

    Jon Neale, head of research at Jones Lang LaSalle, says there is no broad-based recovery in the U.K. housing market as prices are rising at different paces around the country.

  • Hong Kong's housing affordability problem     Thursday, 2 Jan 2014 | 8:33 PM ET

    Paul Louie, Managing Director, Asia Ex-Japan Property Research at Barclays says Hong Kong's housing affordability is a problem and expects property prices to drop by 30%.

  • Short sale tax hit looms     Tuesday, 31 Dec 2013 | 3:37 PM ET

    Andrew Stoltmann, Stoltmann Law Offices partner, and Mike Aubrey, host of HGTV's "Power Broker," discuss the how an expiring tax break will slam "short sale" home sellers, and the impact it will have on real estate.

  • Rising rates a threat to housing?     Tuesday, 31 Dec 2013 | 2:18 PM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick shares her housing predictions for 2014, saying mortgage rates will have to go higher. Jed Kolko, Trulia chief economist, provides insight on the effect of rising rates.

  • Mortgages get pricier in 2014     Tuesday, 31 Dec 2013 | 10:28 AM ET

    Frank Keating, American Bankers Association president & CEO, discusses new fee increases for mortgages and explains the pressure it puts on the economy and rental markets.

  • Case-Shiller October home prices up 13.6%     Tuesday, 31 Dec 2013 | 9:16 AM ET

    Robert Shiller, Yale University professor, shares his outlook on the housing recovery as home prices post the highest annual gains in eight years. I think these markets have a lot of momentum, says Shiller.

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