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  • 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.

  • US Mortgage Apps Fall in Latest Week as Rates Rise Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 6:52 AM ET
    Foreclosure prevention counseling fair

    Applications for U.S. home mortgages fell last week for the first time in more than a month as interest rates jumped, sapping demand for refinancing.

  • Lower Rates Fuel Jump in US Mortgage Applications Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 7:25 AM ET

    Applications for U.S. home mortgages rose last week, fueled by demand for refinancing as interest rates fell to the lowest level of the year.

  • Chinese Tycoon Defends Bid of Iceland Chunk     Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 8:15 PM ET

    Founder and chairman of Beijing Zhongkun Investment Group, Huang Nubo, made headlines when he tried to buy 300 km in Iceland, but he tells CNBC that his main focus remains on China.

  • China Property Transaction Volumes to Slow     Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 12:32 AM ET

    Michael Klibaner, Regional Director, Head of Research, Greater China at Jones Lang LaSalle says transaction volumes in China's property market peaked in March and will therefore slow in Q2.

  • Tumbling Rates Drive Demand for New Mortgages Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 7:27 AM ET

    Mortgage applications rose last week, driven by improved refinance demand as interest rates tumbled, an industry group said on Wednesday.

  • Applications Tumble as US Mortgage Rates Rise Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 8:14 AM ET

    Applications for U.S. home mortgages tumbled for a second week in a row last week as interest rates continued to climb to seven-month highs, data from an industry group showed on Wednesday.

  • Foreclosure Hot Spots Continue to Plague Market Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 6:33 AM ET

    More U.S. homeowners were hit with new foreclosure filings in February, pointing to the challenges the market still faces even as the housing recovery gains traction, RealtyTrac reported Thursday.

  • US Mortgage Applications Fall as Rates Spiked: MBA Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 7:21 AM ET

    Mortgage rates spiked last week, sapping demand for home loans on the heels of a sharp rebound in applications the previous week, data from an industry group showed on Wednesday.

  • Distressed Home Sales Bolster Recovering Market Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 6:35 AM ET

    U.S. home prices rose as more homeowners turned to distressed sales rather than foreclosure, in another sign the recovery in the housing market is gaining traction, data from CoreLogic showed on Tuesday.

  • Banyan Tree's Project Pipeline     Sunday, 3 Mar 2013 | 7:17 PM ET

    Kwon Ping Ho, Chairman at luxury hotel company Banyan Tree Holdings, says demand for its big-ticket projects is helped by the "wealth effect" in Asia.

  • Calls for ending the mortgage interest deduction are circling through Washington. Proponents of the deduction say they're prepared to fight to the bitter end.

  • Downsizing the Home for Retirement: Is It Worth It? Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 9:59 AM ET

    Living on a smaller scale may mean fewer expenses in retirement, but a move to a smaller home does not necessarily guarantee savings.

  • China Needs to Get Realistic With Property     Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 8:30 PM ET

    Alan Jin, Property Analyst, Asia ex-Japan, Mizuho Securities Asia says Beijing needs to prevent home prices from increasing too fast rather than adopt controlling measures.

  • Real-Estate Tips from a Mega-Broker to the Stars Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 10:41 AM ET
    Dolly Lenz, Vice Chairman of Prudential Douglas Elliman.

    Mega-broker Dolly Lenz has sold over $8.5 billion dollars in high-end properties owned by clients like Barbra Streisand and Billy Joel. Now she's sharing inside tips with you.

  • Australia Home Building Continues Slow Recovery Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 8:59 PM ET
    'For Sale' sign is seen outside a property in Sydney, Australia.

    Approvals to build new homes in Australia rose moderately in November thanks to an ongoing shift to apartment living, while lower mortgage rates and a growing population augur well for a further recovery this year.