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  • Housing starts surge, yes, but not why you think Friday, 16 May 2014 | 10:23 AM ET
    Site superintendent Grant Cooksey of the Ramage construction company inspects a work site at the Norton Commons subdivision in Louisville, Ky., on Tuesday, May 13, 2014.

    Housing starts were up in April by 13 percent, but that was driven by a 43 percent monthly jump in buildings with five or more units.

  • Million-dollar homes: Summer vacation edition Friday, 16 May 2014 | 8:38 AM ET

    As the housing recovery sputters, vacation home sales are surging back. CNBC reporters look at seven stunning homes. Think beach!

  • April housing starts up 13.2%  Friday, 16 May 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest numbers on housing. And CNBC's Steve Liesman and Steve Wieting, Citi Private Bank, provide perspective

  • Still great opportunity to buy: Quicken Loans CEO  Friday, 16 May 2014 | 8:20 AM ET

    William Emerson, Quicken Loans CEO, provides an update on the housing market. Inventories are tight and home prices have gone up, says Emerson.

  • Why law to wind down Fannie-Freddie is unlikely Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 11:27 AM ET

    A Senate panel approved a bill to redesign the U.S. mortgage finance system, but it's unlikely to make it into law.

  • Home builders losing confidence in recovery Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    A worker uses a saw on a roof while building a new home at the Toll Brothers Inc. Baker Ranch community development in Lake Forest, California, Feb. 11, 2014.

    A monthly confidence index from the National Association of Home Builders slipped one point from a downwardly revised April figure.

  • NAHB sentiment index slips to 45  Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest NAHB sentiment index data.

  • Time to fully privatize mortgage-finance system Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    A fully private mortgage-finance system is the best way to fairly price mortgage-credit risks, says NYU Stern professor Lawrence White.

  • Sen. Corker plans to unwind Fannie & Freddie  Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 7:39 AM ET

    Sen. Bob Corker, (R-Tenn.), discusses his plan to replace government-sponsored Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with a new federal mortgage insurance corporation.

  • Drop in rates spurs mortgage refinances  Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 2:13 PM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports mortgage rates have fallen to their lowest level in 6 months and the average rate on the 30-year fixed conforming loan fell to 4.39 percent from 4.43 percent.

  • 'Juiced' rates & housing affordability  Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 1:40 PM ET

    Matthew Graham, Mortgage News Daily, discusses if the move by federal regulators to making it easier to get mortgages will help the housing market. CNBC's Diana Olick provides insight.

  • What's stalling housing recovery?  Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 1:37 PM ET

    Federal regulators are loosening the noose on credit at Fannie and Freddie making it easier to get mortgages. CNBC's Diana Olick discusses if that will help the stalled housing market.

  • Santelli Exchange: Monetary policy uses housing  Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 10:42 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli speaks to Jeffrey Snider, Alhambra Investment Partners chief investment strategist, about housing and the Fed's role in the financial markets.

  • Drop in rates spurs rise in mortgage refinancing Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Mortgage applications edged slightly higher last week, as rates fell to their lowest since November.

  • Dolly Lenz: Millennial bidding wars  Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 4:36 PM ET

    CNBC contributor Jon Steinberg and super broker Dolly Lenz, discuss first time buyers, and the overall health of real estate.

  • Housing & the Fed's plan  Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 3:17 PM ET

    CNBC Contributor Ron Insana, and Jeremy Siegel, Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania, discuss how weakness in housing may change the Fed's game plan on unemployment and inflation.

  • Pass financial literacy test to get a mortgage?  Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 2:07 PM ET

    John Aziz, TheWeek.com business reporter, discusses how the financial illiteracy in the U.S. impacts mortgages and the housing sector.

  • Housing affordability huge challenge: Pro  Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 2:03 PM ET

    Jed Kolko, Trulia chief economist, looks at the coastal market housing affordability for the middle class in the U.S. Kolko reveals rentals have become less affordable.

  • CNBC's Diana Olick reports FHFA regulator Mel Watt announced he will not lower the loan limits for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

  • It may soon be easier to get a mortgage Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 11:39 AM ET

    The regulator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the HUD secretary announced plans to make credit more available to homeowners.

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