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  • Higher Rates Hamper Housing Recovery?     Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 8:16 AM ET

    James Grosfeld, former Pulte Home chairman and CEO, explains how a significant rise in interest rates will limit the number of families applying for mortgages.

  • Mortgage Market Outlook     Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 11:42 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli talks with Glenn Schultz, Performance Trust, about how the rise in mortgage rates is likely to cause a decline in the rate of home price appreciation.

  • Spiking Mortgages Won't Derail Housing: Economist Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 11:57 AM ET

    Even with a recent rise, mortgage rates are still "incredibly low" by historical standards, so they will not halt the housing recovery, Trulia Chief Economist Jed Kolko told CNBC.

  • Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Mark Warner, D-Va., discuss their bipartisan plan to reform housing finance.

  • Real Estate ‘A Tremendous Buy’: CEO Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 1:15 PM ET

    Positives for the real estate market are strong, Colony Capital CEO Tom Barrack says.

  • Will Taper Talk End Refinance Boom?     Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 7:16 AM ET

    David Stevens, Mortgage Bankers Association CEO, provides an outlook on where interest rates are likely headed and the impact of Fed tapering on the housing market.

  • Rising Rates Scare Borrowers Into Action Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 1:18 PM ET

    After falling dramatically for more than a month, applications for mortgage refinances finally swung to the positive last week, rising 5 percent despite the rise in mortgage rates.

  • Sen. Corker: 'Fiscal Fatigue' Has Set In     Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 7:40 AM ET
    After working four years as a construction superintendent, corker started his own construction company, Bencor, with $8,000. In 1999, he purchased the Osborne Building Corporation and the Stone Fort Land Company, the two largest real estate companies in Chattanooga, making him the largest private landowner in Hamilton County, Tenn.  Corker is the junior United States Senator from Tennessee. Before his election to the Senate in 2006, he served as mayor of Chattanooga from 2001 to 2005.

    Sen. Bob Corker, (R-TN), shares his views on why the government should get its fiscal house in order through entitlement and tax reform, privatizing intelligence gathering, and implementing GSE reform.

  • Bruce Berkowitz Takes Share in Fannie, Freddie Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 1:36 PM ET

    Bruce Berkowitz's Fairholme Capital Management takes $500 million preferred equity stake in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

  • Faber Report: Fannie & Freddie Post Profits     Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 9:37 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber reports gains from government-sponsored enterprises were swept into the U.S. Treasury as a dividend payment.

  • CBO Slashes US Deficit Estimate Amid Higher Taxes Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 3:55 PM ET

    The Congressional Budget Office lowered its projection for the 2013 US deficit amid higher taxes and better-than-expected bailout repayments.

  • Fannie Mae: From Ward of the State to Cash Cow Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 2:47 PM ET

    Mortgage giant Fannie Mae has now been turning a profit for more than a year, and the chief beneficiary of that profit is the federal government.

  • Real Mortgage Relief, but Likely With a Catch Friday, 3 May 2013 | 2:49 PM ET
    Foreclosure prevention counseling fair

    Homeowners with government-backed mortgages may have a fresh shot at receiving meaningful mortgage relief, but it will likely come with strings attached, reports TheStreet.com.

  • Will Rep. Watts Help Housing?     Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 11:22 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli talks with Brian Battle, Performance Trust Capital Partners, about President Obama's nomination to replace the head of the FHFA.

  • Americans Keep Spending. Here's Why Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 6:53 AM ET

    After the payroll tax increase, many worried that consumers would stop spending and further slow the economy. Nope. Not yet, anyway.

  • Santelli Wonders Who Will Run FHFA     Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 11:24 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli talks with Anthony Sanders, The Mercatus Center, about likely candidates to run the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

  • Fannie Mae Earns Big Profit, Pays US $11.6 Billion Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 10:53 AM ET

    Fannie Mae earned $17.2 billion last year, the biggest annual profit in the U.S. mortgage giant's history, driven by the housing recovery.

  • Rick Santelli uses his tie to illustrate his argument that even though Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are making money they shouldn't stay on the same path. (2:39)

  • Don't Get Taken by Rising Home Prices, Shiller Warns Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 3:51 PM ET
    Robert Shiller

    Housing data released Tuesday was mixed, prompting economist Robert Shiller to call the housing recovery positive in the short-term, but not without many headwinds.

  • CNBC's Rick Santelli talks with Edward Pinto, American Enterprise Institute about mortgage market reform and its consequences.