• Mortgage forecasts lowered for 2014 Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 10:17 AM ET

    Rising interest rates and a sluggish housing recovery has prompted lower forecasts for mortgage originations this year.

  • Lowe's opens front door to Porch Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    A Lowe's store in East Peoria, Ill.

    The home improvement retailer offers a new tool, partnering with home renovation service Porch.com as the anti-DIY online.

  • Mortgage forecasts lowered for 2014     Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    Rising interest rates and a still slow housing recovery have some of the nation's largest banks reporting huge drops in residential mortgage originations and as CNBC's Diana Olick reports, the bulk of the drop is in refinance applications, expected to drop 60 percent in 2014 from 2013.

  • Weak job participation rips the housing recovery Friday, 10 Jan 2014 | 11:18 AM ET
    Job seekers meet with recruiters at the Columbus Career Fair in Columbus, Ohio.

    The tepid job participation rate reported Friday explains why so many people can't buy homes and why others are unable to save their homes.

  • New mortgage rules     Friday, 10 Jan 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) new back-to-basics mortgage rules are designed to create a safer and more flexible mortgage market, reports CNBC's Herb Weisbaum.

  • When breaking and entering is legal Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 2:37 PM ET
    Kyle Sweet is a renovator for Key Properties, a firm that buys foreclosed homes, fixes them and sells them stands inside this house in Lawrenceville, GA.

    So-called door-kickers working for investors in foreclosed homes often get the first peek inside vacant properties.

  • Investors break into foreclosed homes     Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 10:17 AM ET

    The year's first foreclosure auction took place yesterday in Atlanta. CNBC's Diana Olick looks at the properties that sold and how easy it is to break into foreclosed homes bought sight unseen.

  • Dog DNA testing?! Homeowner associations get tough Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 6:27 AM ET

    Foreclosures on delinquent properties by homeowner associations were almost unheard of before the financial crisis. Now they are becoming more common.

  • Atlanta housing auction lures big money investors Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 1:33 PM ET

    Nearly 3,000 properties were on the block at the year's first big foreclosure auction in Atlanta as buyers look for bargains to rehab, flip or rent.

  • First foreclosure auction of 2014     Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 10:41 AM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports on the first major foreclosure auction taking place in Atlanta. Close to 100 properties will be sold ranging from $20,000 to $300,000.

  • Doug Lebda, LendingTree founder, chairman & CEO, shares his outlook on mortgage rates and the outlook for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

  • Hong Kong's housing affordability problem     Thursday, 2 Jan 2014 | 8:33 PM ET

    Paul Louie, Managing Director, Asia Ex-Japan Property Research at Barclays says Hong Kong's housing affordability is a problem and expects property prices to drop by 30%.

  • Santelli Exchange: The road towards taper     Thursday, 2 Jan 2014 | 11:37 AM ET

    The fact of the matter is the Fed has not begun to taper yet, the liquidity spigots are still wide open, says Matt Maley, Miller Tabak managing director, discussing why investors will have to wait and see how the Fed's taper decision will impact the markets in 2014. CNBC's Rick Santelli, weighs in.

  • Mortgages get pricier in 2014     Tuesday, 31 Dec 2013 | 10:28 AM ET

    Frank Keating, American Bankers Association president & CEO, discusses new fee increases for mortgages and explains the pressure it puts on the economy and rental markets.

  • Brendon DeSimone, real estate expert, provides an outlook on housing for 2014 and weighs in on why renting has become a viable housing choice for many people. Also DeSimone shares his thoughts on why home buyers will likely be coming off the sidelines as banks loosen up on lending standards.

  • Real estate predictions for 2014     Tuesday, 31 Dec 2013 | 7:32 AM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick takes a look at what to expect from the housing market as mortgage rates stay low and the market improves.

  • Can housing maintain momentum in 2014?     Monday, 30 Dec 2013 | 3:10 PM ET

    Discussing if rising interest rates could derail the housing recovery, with Susan Wachter, Wharton Business School professor of real estate & finance, and Fred Glick, U.S. Loans Mortgage CEO. Wachter says 2014 will be a tougher year in terms of getting mortgages.

  • Mega-mansions: Super rich edition     Monday, 30 Dec 2013 | 11:22 AM ET

    Super broker Dolly Lenz discusses two $25 million estates known as "Island Time" and "City Sophisticate," and weighs in on which property is the better value.

  • US pending home sales rise 0.2 percent Monday, 30 Dec 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    Signed contracts to buy existing homes rose slightly in November, breaking a five-month negative streak, according to the National Association of Realtors.

  • CNBC.com hot list     Friday, 27 Dec 2013 | 4:42 PM ET

    CNBC.com Managing Editor Allen Wastler reports new mortgage rules, bitcoin, and companies facing uphill battles in 2014 are the hottest topics among CNBC.com readers.

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