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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.
The spring could bring a new surge in home sales, but buyer demand will be hit head-on by changes unfolding in the mortgage business. Learn more.
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.
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.
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