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  • U.S. pending home sales jump, end losing streak Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 28- Contracts to buy previously owned U.S. homes rose in March for the first time in nine months, in the latest sign the housing market was stabilizing after a recent wobble. The National Association of Realtors said on Monday its Pending Home Sales Index, based on contracts signed last month, increased 3.4 percent to 97.4.

  • Bond guru Gundlach calls for shorting homebuilders Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 3:46 PM ET
    Jeffrey Gundlach

    Home ownership rates in the United States will likely fall to levels last seen in the 1980s, Jeffrey Gundlach says.

  • NEW YORK/ SYDNEY, April 25- For the first time, the Chinese have become the biggest foreign buyers of apartments in Manhattan, real estate brokers estimate, taking the mantle from the Russians- whose activity has dropped off since the unrest in Ukraine and the imposition of sanctions against Russia by the United States.

  • NEW YORK/ SYDNEY, April 25- For the first time, the Chinese have become the biggest foreign buyers of apartments in Manhattan, real estate brokers estimate, taking the mantle from the Russians- whose activity has dropped off since the unrest in Ukraine and the imposition of sanctions against Russia by the United States.

  • WASHINGTON, April 22- U.S. home resales fell to their lowest level in more than 1-1/ 2 years in March, but there were signs a recent downward trend that has plagued the housing market may be drawing to an end. The National Association of Realtors said on Tuesday existing home sales slipped 0.2 percent to an annual rate of 4.59 million units.

  • U.S. existing home sales hit 1-1/2 year low in March Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 22- U.S. home resales fell to their lowest level in more than 1-1/ 2 years in March, but there were signs a recent downward trend that has plagued the housing market may be drawing to an end. The National Association of Realtors said on Tuesday home sales slipped 0.2 percent to an annual rate of 4.59 million units, the lowest level since July 2012.

  • Iowa farmland prices fall more than 5 percent -survey Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 2:10 PM ET

    CHICAGO, April 2- Farmland values in Iowa, the top U.S. corn and soybean state, fell 5.4 percent over the past six months, under pressure from lower grain prices, according to a benchmark survey of realtors.

  • Tai Hui, Chief Market Strategist, Asia at J.P. Morgan Funds, expects Hong Kong and Singapore property prices to cool as a result of government measures instead of higher U.S. borrowing costs.

  • 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.

  • Selling NYC real estate in the bars of Moscow Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 4:38 PM ET

    Many Russians who own property around the world ask the help of multilingual real estate consultants when looking at New York real estate. NYT reports.

  • Michael Jordan auctioning Chicago-area estate Friday, 25 Oct 2013 | 5:27 PM ET
    A gate with the number 23 controls access to the home of basketball legend Michael Jordan on October 21, 2013 in Highland Park, Illinois.

    The NBA legend had listed the property for $29 million, then $21 million.

  • Wells Fargo eliminates 2,300 mortgage jobs Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 4:38 PM ET
    Pedestrians pass in front of a Wells Fargo & Co. bank branch in New York

    Wells Fargo is cutting 2,300 jobs from in the mortgage production unit,the company said on Wednesday.

  • Surging rates clip demand for mortgages Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 7:08 AM ET

    Applications for U.S. home mortgages fell last week, driven by a decline in demand for refinancing loans as mortgage interest rates remained at a two-year high.

  • Bullish on Asian property: Expert     Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 9:44 PM ET

    Carlo Sant'albano, Executive Chairman at Cushman & Wakefield explains why he's positive on the long-term performance for Asian real-estate despite the surge in home prices.

  • Fuzzy Math: An Early Warning Sign for Foreclosure Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 6:23 PM ET

    Americans who have trouble dividing 300 by 2 are much more likely to end up in foreclosure than consumers with average math skills, according to a new study.

  • Mega-Broker to Rich Dolly Lenz Departs Elliman Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 10:25 AM ET
    I. Dolly Lenz, vice chairwoman, Prudential Douglas Elliman

    I. Dolly Lenz, who has brokered more than $8 billion in deals over 25 years and has long been on the top real-estate deal-makers in New York, is leaving Douglas Elliman Real Estate.

  • Mortgage Apps Rise, Ignore Surging Interest Rates Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 7:01 AM ET
    A 'sold' sign stands outside a home in LaSalle, Illinois, U.S., June 7, 2013.

    Another surge in interest rates pushed prospective U.S. homebuyers to act as demand for applications for mortgages, which rose for the first time in a month.

  • Chinese Buyers Changing US Home Prices     Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 10:50 AM ET

    Dolly Lenz, Prudential Douglas Elliman, says smart sellers are catering to the new buyers from Asia. She believes buyers from China make up about 10 percent of the market. "That's a lot," she adds.

  • Mortgage Apps Drop as Rates Hit Highest in a Year Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 7:05 AM ET

    Interest rates on U.S. mortgages continued to surge last week, rising above four percent for the first time in a year and driving down demand from homeowners to refinance.

  • Sales of Bank-Owned Homes Plunge to a 5-Year Low Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 7:13 AM ET
    A sale pending sign is posted in front of a home for sale in San Francisco, California.

    Sales of bank-owned homes plunged to a five-year low, the latest evidence that foreclosure woes are easing as the U.S. housing market recovery gains momentum.