Applications for U.S. home mortgages slipped last week as refinancing applications dropped, an industry group said on Wednesday.» Read More
The Fed's move to trim its bond-buying did little to raise rates, but mortgage applicants should be concerned about news from Fannie and Freddie.
Greg McBride, senior financial analyst at Bankrate.com, says that the Fed's tapering announcement had little impact on mortgage rates which should continue their "slow grind higher" through 2014.
Housing starts, down in September and October for the first time since 2011, rose 22.7 percent last month, CNBC's Diana Olick reports. Also, a look at the recent drop in mortgage applications.
Mortgage applications fell to their lowest level in more than 12 years in the past week, according to a weekly report.
China new home prices hit a fresh record growth rate in November, despite repeated measures by Beijing to cool the red-hot property sector.
Architects are busier than ever as more homeowners are sprucing up their houses after their mortgages return to positive equity.
CNBC's Diana Olick reports home owner sentiment beat expectations and jumped 4 points to 58 in December.
Pent-up demand from the government shutdown drove more potential buyers to new model homes, boosting home builder confidence in December.
Shari Olefson, CEO of The Carnegie Group, explains how the new U.S. mortgage law will impact the housing market and argues that the raised debt ratio requirement "will be a problem."
After investing close to $7 billion in rental properties, Blackstone is offering cash to smaller investors looking to get into the game.
Who would have thought that five of Zillow's top 10 healthiest housing markets would be in this state?
While fewer borrowers are falling behind on their mortgages, more home equity loans are becoming delinquent.
Seven $1 million homes will be featured, all with Main Street addresses. Which homes will give buyers the biggest bang for the buck?
Applications for U.S. home mortgages rose slightly last week after five consecutive weeks of declines, an industry group said on Wednesday.
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Half of the 43 million renters in the U.S. now pay more than a third of their income to their landlords, up from 18 percent 10 years ago.
Residential construction jobs grew in November, and employment data in hard hit housing areas were slightly ahead of national growth. However, CNBC's Diana Olick reports rates are decidedly higher from last week and affordability is shrinking.
Rising rates, in addition to tighter underwriting and fast-rising home prices, have pushed borrowers away from larger lenders.
Many Americans are still skittish about US real estate but Chinese buyers are snapping up property in hot US markets, said Dolly Lenz.
David Lykken, Mortgage Banking Solutions managing partner, and Christopher Thornberg, Beacon Economics principal, debate a specific section of Dodd-Frank that requires lenders to verify borrower's ability to pay back their loan.
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