WASHINGTON, July 28- Contracts to buy previously-owned U.S. homes unexpectedly fell in June, but the data did little to change perceptions the housing sector was gradually recovering after slumping in late 2013.. The National Association of Realtors said its Pending Home Sales Index, based on contracts signed last month, fell 1.1 percent to 102.7.» Read More
Paul Guest, Regional Head of Research & Strategy, LaSalle Investment Management says that good quality commercial property is still in high demand.
We've put together a list of the world's 10 hottest real estate markets. Find out which countries have seen house prices skyrocket.
Man caves? Jacuzzis? Great rooms? Who needs them? Big, fancy and expensive are out; small, utilitarian and frugal are in. Oh, and so is the outdoors!
Douglas Yearley, Toll Brothers CEO, offers insight on today's housing data, supply overhang and demand.
Home prices are rising, so is this the time to buy? Chip Case, S&P/Case-Shiller Index co-founder, says housing data suggest the market bottom is near.
Miami was one of the hardest hit by the housing market collapse. But its condo market now looks like it has gone from bust to boom, reports CNBC's Diana Olick.
Beijing's recent announcement that it has enough room to ease monetary policy is sending mixed signals about its stance on the property market, says a market watcher who sees an increase in liquidity working against curbs introduced to cool the real estate sector.
Robin Mesch, Mesch Capital Management, and Dan Greenhaus, BTIG, discuss Bill Ackman's bullish outlook on housing and what the charts say about homebuilders now.
Forced by the harsh realities of the real estate market, lenders are increasingly likely to allow defaulting owners to remain in their homes, the New York Times reports.
Jack Welch, former chairman of GE, says the U.S. realty market could surprise to the upside. "Prices are going up, vacancies are down," he says.
Despite the record low mortgage rates being reported Thursday, "renter nation" is still growing, with CNBC's Diana Olick.
November new home sales were up 1.6% to an annualized rate of 315,000 units, with CNBC's Rick Santelli.
Barry Habib, RPM mortgage chief strategy officer, discusses how mortgage rates provide attractive opportunities for those who can get a loan.
The NAHB Housing Market Index reveals that home builder confidence in November jumped to its highest level in over a year, with CNBC's Diana Olick.
Pulte Homes is down 52% over the past year, but is now an opportunity to buy the stock? David Goldberg, UBS analyst, just upgraded Pulte Homes to a buy with an $8 price target.
Mortgage rates are at their lowest levels in 60 years, but many borrowers cannot take advantage of those rates, reports CNBC's Diana Olick.
Edward DeMarco, FHFA acting director, says it's better to move mortgage credit risk activity into the private sector.
Amid a marked slowdown in transactions from local Hong Kong buyers, mainlanders may be the saving grace for Hong Kong property agents, who otherwise face long days by a quiet phone. The number of sales & purchase agreements signed in July was down 37 percent from June — and 51 percent compared with July last year.
Here's a look at the top business hubs in the world, based on research by global real estate firm CB Richard Ellis.
High-profile real estate website Zillow and headphone vendor Skullcandy both priced initial public offerings at higher-than-expected prices.