• 3 lessons learned from the mortgage rate drop Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 12:47 PM ET
    A Bank of America branch in New York City.

    Mortgage rates are now back above 4 percent but the recent decline was enough to reveal the underbelly of the housing beast.

  • Higher US rates damp mortgage refinancing Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Mortgage applications Bank of America

    Even a small rise in mortgage rates was enough to cut off the spigot on refinances.

  • First-time home buyers at 30 year low   Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 1:18 PM ET
    First-time buyers at 30 year low

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports first-time home buyers dropped to 33 percent this year. Nearly half of first-time buyers surveyed this year said the mortgage application and approval process was more difficult than expected.

  • First-time homebuyers hit lowest in nearly 30 years Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 12:46 PM ET
    File photo: A house for rent sign in Centreville, Virginia.

    Young Americans are opting to rent rather than a buy a house, because of low inventory in their price range and tight credit.

  • First-time home buyers not coming back   Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 10:08 AM ET
    First-time home buyers not coming back

    Data shows the number of first-time home buyers dropped to 33 percent from 38 percent in 2013, reports CNBC's Diana Olick.

  • Housing slow climb to normal: Fifth Third CEO   Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 10:37 AM ET
    Housing slow climb to normal: Fifth Third CEO

    CNBC's Sara Eisen and Fifth Third Bancorp CEO Kevin Kabat, discuss the impact the end of QE will have on housing and the mortgage business.

  • Google's data play to go head-to-head with Realtors Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    Hand touching screen with Google's website displayed

    Through its investment in Auction.com, Google will be able to forecast home sales for the month ahead.

  • Fed's housing rescue   Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 2:34 PM ET
    Fed's housing rescue

    Now that the Fed has put an end to its bond buying program, CNBC's Diana Olick looks at what's next for the housing market.

  • The real mortgage rate impact   Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 1:07 PM ET
    The real mortgage rate impact

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports the moves in interest rates are moving wealthier buyers.

  • As housing market struggles, the rich refinance Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Mortgage rates bumped decidedly back over 4 percent last week, causing a drop in both mortgage applications to refinance and to purchase a home.

  • Los Angeles housing market loses star status Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 1:50 PM ET
    Downtown Los Agneles

    Sales of existing homes in Los Angeles were flat in September from August and down nearly 2 percent from a year ago.

  • Buyers stall on home sales in September Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 9:59 AM ET
    Pending home sales

    Rates for a 30-year mortgage wavered near historical lows, but credit availability continues to be a problem for potential home buyers.

  • Housing bright spots   Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 2:17 PM ET
    A worker walks on scaffolding at the construction site of a new home in Carlsbad, Calif., September 22, 2014.

    As new U.S. home sales rise to new highs, home prices are sharply declining. CNBC's Diana Olick discusses how this is impacting the overall housing market.

  • Fallout from Ocwen allegations   Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 2:39 PM ET
    Fallout from Ocwen allegations

    Ocwen Financial is getting slammed for misleading homeowners making it harder for them to fight foreclosure. CNBC's Diana Olick discusses reaction to the accusations.

  • Railroad stocks surge   Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 1:18 PM ET
    Railroad stocks surge

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports increased freight volumes have shares of railroad stocks on the rise, however operators are seeing service interruptions.

  • Mortgage rates on the rise   Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 1:13 PM ET
    Mortgage rates on the rise

    Applications jumped 23 percent week to week and are up over 40 percent from a year ago when rates were higher. CNBC's Diana Olick has all the details.

  • Housing is waking up to a new hangover Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 11:58 AM ET
    File photo of a home for sale in Phoenix, Arizona.

    Double-digit price gains for homes from just a year ago are disappearing, and suddenly it's no longer a seller's market.

  • Cramer: Great time to refinance   Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 9:17 AM ET
    Cramer: Great time to refinance

    CNBC's Carl Quintanilla and Jim Cramer, discuss JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon's comments on mortgage credit tightness and availability of credit.

  • Track your home's true worth   Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 7:19 AM ET
    Track your home's true worth

    Bob Walters, Quicken Loans chief economist, reveals two new ways homeowners can appraise the value of their homes.

  • Better to build in Detroit: Quicken Loans CEO   Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 7:11 AM ET
    Better to build in Detroit: Quicken Loans CEO

    Quicken Loans Chairman Dan Gilbert, discusses the advantages of buying real estate and starting a business in Detroit as compared to other cities. It's cheaper and you also get a Midwestern work ethic, says Gilbert.

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