Residential construction jobs grew in November, and employment data in hard hit housing areas was slightly ahead of national growth. However, CNBC's Diana Olick reports rates are decidedly higher from last week and affordability is shrinking.» Read More
Digging into high new home sales data, with Diane Swonk, Mesirow Financial chief economist, Jed Kolko, Trulia, Inc. chief economist; and Dan Greenhaus, BTIG. "This is a modest improvement in new home sales," says Kolko.
CNBC's Diana Olick reports on 2 months worth of home sales data. Refinance applications are now down 50 percent from their peak in May.
Total applications are down 12.8 percent week-to-week, and the average rate on the 30-year fixed conforming loan crossed the 4.5 percent mark, reports CNBC's Diana Olick. Mortgage bankers say the numbers are still skewed due to the holiday week.
After delays due to the government shutdown and a large downward revision for August new home sales, the gains aren't quite what they seem.
Dolly Lenz, Dolly Lenz Real Estate founder, discusses buying verse renting, and Chinese investors' impact on home buying in New York.
Thanks? It didn't take much for the mortgage market to plunge into a deep freeze.
It may be time to lock in rates, as the average 30-year-fixed mortgage jumped to 4.5 percent Monday.
Former Fannie Mae CFO Timothy Howard explains the trends he wrote about in his book "Mortgage Wars."
As part of a digital push to share its data, the U.S. Census is offering a new mobile app, dwellr, to help you decide where you should move.
CNBC's Diana Olick reports a new wave of problems could be approaching the mortgage industry. U.S. borrowers are increasingly missing payments on home equity lines of credit they took out during the housing bubble, and that could be another hit for the banks.
U.S. borrowers are increasingly missing payments on home equity lines of credit they took out during the housing bubble.
CNBC's Rick Santelli asks Mark Hanson of M Hanson Advisors about his housing forecast.
If investors in housing see lower-than-expected returns, they will dump the properties, Nobel-winning economist Robert Shiller says.
U.S. single-family home prices rose in September and posted their strongest annualized gain in 7-1/2 years, a closely watched survey said on Tuesday.
While education appears to be the primary draw for the buyers, many are also concerned about China's political instability, inflation, even pollution.
For the fifth straight month in October existing home sales fell, as the government shutdown added to an overall slowdown in the U.S. housing market.
Digging into the cost of housing, and consumer behavior across the U.S., with David Neithercut, Equity Residential president & CEO.
Millions of homeowners are still underwater on their mortgages. CNBC's Diana Olick reports on a new insurance product designed to protect against negative equity.
The recovery, along with the realization that housing prices can fall nationally, has given rise to coverage protecting against negative equity.
The U.S. rejected Fairholme Capital's recapitalization plan for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Rising rates, in addition to tighter underwriting and fast-rising home prices, have pushed borrowers to smaller lenders.
After delays due to the government shutdown and a large downward revision for August sales, gains aren't what they seem.
Sales of new U.S. single-family homes recorded their biggest increase in nearly 33-1/2 years in October, even as mortgage rates rose.