• Obama's push for housing reform     Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 1:06 PM ET

    President Barack Obama and Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff are hosting a virtual roundtable on housing reform. Paul Bishop of the National Association of Realtors and CNBC's Diana Olick discuss the president's plans.

  • Santelli digs for housing options     Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 10:51 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli shares his thoughts about the president's plan for the government to extricate its role in mortgage financing.

  • What Zillow CEO hopes to hear from the president     Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 10:15 AM ET

    Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff talks about the company's second-quarter earnings miss and what he expects to hear about the real estate market when he hosts a social media roundtable on housing policy with President Barack Obama on Wednesday.

  • Obama's 'home improvement'     Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 7:15 PM ET

    President Obama campaigned today about the housing recovery, and pushed for a "wind down" of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Alex Pollock, AEI resident fellow, provides perspective.

  • President: Wind down Fannie, Freddie     Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 4:23 PM ET

    President Obama's plans to slowly wind down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and replace them with private capital. Gene Sperling, Economic Council director, weighs in on the President's plan.

  • President's housing plans     Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 4:10 PM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports on President Obama's plan to overhaul Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. He wants more private capital in the mortgage market.

  • President Obama's plan for Phoenix     Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 1:06 PM ET

    Home prices are up 35 percent in Phoenix from where they were in September of 2011, and President Obama is sharing his proposal to dismantle Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, with CNBC's Diana Olick. Shaun Donovan, Housing and Urban Development secretary; and Jaret Seiberg, Guggenheim Partners, discuss the impact to home ownership.

  • Buying a home is not for everyone: HUD Secretary Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 12:06 PM ET

    The dream of buying a home won't be possible for all Americans, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan told CNBC. "We need to recognize that as a country."

  • President Obama's housing plan     Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 10:31 AM ET

    President Obama wants to dismantle Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac and streamline the mortgage process, reports CNBC's Diana Olick.

  • Summer real estate season cooling off?     Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 8:50 AM ET

    Jed Kolko, Trulia chief economist, breaks down the latest data on home listings and whether it indicates a slowdown in the housing market.

  • Is China heading for a fall? Just look to the skies Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 7:36 AM ET
    A view of the under-construction Shanghai Tower

    The near-completion of the Shanghai Tower and the beginning of work on the world's tallest building in Changsha could be clear signs that the Chinese economy is heading for a fall.

  • President Obama's plan for housing reform     Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 7:34 AM ET

    Shaun Donovan, Housing and Urban Development secretary, provides a preview of President Obama's speech on housing later today in Arizona, including the shutdown of Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac and simplifying the mortgage application process.

  • Mortgage standards easing     Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 2:26 PM ET

    Mortgage credit ability rose in July for the 5th straight month of lending standard easing. CNBC's Diana Olick has the details.

  • Stocks start the week mixed     Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 1:02 PM ET

    Credit availability rose 2.2 percent in July month-to-month, reports CNBC's Diana Olick. Refinances are now just 63 percent of all applications, and banks are looking for more business.

  • Higher mortgage rates may mean easier credit Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 12:42 PM ET

    As mortgage rates rise and refinancings fall dramatically, banks are in search of new business. That, in turn, has them easing lending standards for some borrowers.

  • Are suburbs dying a slow death?     Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 6:33 AM ET

    The growing trend among Americans to choose urban living over the suburbs is causing many home builders and mall operators to change their business models, says Leigh Gallagher, "The End of Suburbs" author.

  • Altman: Why the economy could pop!     Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 7:16 AM ET

    Roger Altman, Evercore Partners chairman & founder, explains why he believe the U.S. economy is on the verge of coming back to life, with housing as the big driver of the economic comeback.

  • Power House: Atlanta's market     Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 1:43 PM ET

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen explores the real estate market in Atlanta, Georgia, with Prudential Georgia Realty's Sheree Knapp. This week's power house is listed for $425, 000.

  • Kaminsky's views on rates, bonds & taper     Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 11:04 AM ET

    Gary Kaminsky, Morgan Stanley vice chairman, shares what he's hearing from clients across the country on interest rates, Fed policy and the housing market.

  • Rising rates: Impact on housing     Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 2:25 PM ET

    Applications for mortgages have dropped 3 percent last week and the rise in rates seem to be having a large impact on housing. Melissa Cohn, Manhattan Division of Guaranteed Rate; Gina Sanchez, Chantico GLobal; Scott Minerd, Guggenheim Partners; and CNBC's Steve Liesman and Bob Pisani take a look at the impact.

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