While mortgage rates have teetered within a tight range, even a slight drop in interest rates was enough to boost mortgage applications.» Read More
Rising interest rates and a sluggish housing recovery has prompted lower forecasts for mortgage originations this year.
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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.
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.
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.
So-called door-kickers working for investors in foreclosed homes often get the first peek inside vacant properties.
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.
Foreclosures on delinquent properties by homeowner associations were almost unheard of before the financial crisis. Now they are becoming more common.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
CNBC's Diana Olick takes a look at what to expect from the housing market as mortgage rates stay low and the market improves.
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.
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.
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 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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