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Applications for U.S. home mortgages fell in the latest week as interest rates edged higher, an industry group said on Wednesday.
The leaders of the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday announced an agreement on legislation to wind down government-owned mortgage financiers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, jump-starting a long-standing debate that could still take years to resolve.
Robert Wood, chief U.K. economist at Berenbeg Bank, says the government should cancel its "Help To Buy" mortgage scheme as house prices are rising too quickly.
Ara Hovnanian, Hovnanian Enterprises chairman, president, & CEO, shares his outlook on housing and explains why he is looking for an upside surprise in spring sales. Also Hovnanian discusses his company's new "Big Deal Days" promotions.
Institutional investors' ownership of residential properties helped push the price of homes up 14 percent over three years, RealtyTrac says.
Maury Harris, UBS chief U.S. economist, provides his outlook on housing and energy. It's still a pretty good bargain to buy a house, says Harris.
The Internet behemoth sees an opportunity in commercial real estate through the online marketplace.
Applications for U.S. home mortgages rose last week as interest rates slipped, an industry group said on Wednesday.
Some analysts believe sluggish home sales are because of seasonal adjustments that are distorted by other factors than the weather.
Rising home prices helped push negative equity below 20 percent nationwide for the first time since the housing crisis.
Ivy Zelman, who called the housing boom and bust, blames the new slump on lack of supply but she remains bullish on the nation's home builders.
Ivy Zelman, Zelman & Associates CEO, provides insight on the drop in mortgage applications, and interest in new homes. "We have seen easing of credit," she explains.
A recent report clearly signals weak buyer demand heading into the usually busy spring housing season.
Earnings from Toll Brothers and Realogy beat expectations. Their CEOs say the healthy performance had a lot to do with higher home prices.
I think there are pitfalls ahead and this momentum will dissipate, says Robert Shiller, co-founder Case-Shiller Index, discussing the latest home sales data and providing his outlook on the housing market. Shiller also weighs in on the Fed's influence on housing.
Mark Kiesel, deputy CIO & managing director of PIMCO, shares his thoughts on why he sees significant opportunity in the housing market and energy sector.
The rate of increase in China's new home prices eased in January, pointing to further stabilization in country's red-hot property market.
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is buying a 4-floor penthouse in Manhattan for $57 million. Dolly Lenz of Dolly Lenz Real Estate represented Murdoch on the sale.
Home sales were down the most in the the western states, which points directly to weak affordability and a lack of supply, reports CNBC's Diana Olick. Dolly Lenz, weighs in.
CNBC's Rick Santelli speaks to Vincent Fiorillo, Doubleline Capital portfolio manager, discuss high home prices and low sales in the housing industry.
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