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.» Read More
Doug Lebda, LendingTree founder, chairman & CEO, discusses the outlook for housing as interest rates rise.
First time homebuyers are going to be hardest hit amid higher interest rates, explains CNBC's Diana Olick. Steve Liesman, weighs in.
Megan McGrath of MKM Partners and Brad Hunter at MetroStudy explain how fears of rising mortgage rates are affecting the housing sector.
For six months, home prices have been leaping in double digits from a year ago. In May the median existing home sale price was 15.4 percent higher nationally than May of 2012.
CNBC's Steve Liesman weighs in on what's sparking the drop in markets despite some encouraging news from Ben Bernanke yesterday. And Ivy Zelman of Zelman & Associates, explains why she is still bullish on the housing despite rising rates.
CNBC's Rick Santelli and Robert Lavin, Vallen Advisors, discuss where investors can still make money in bonds, despite option volatility and Fed policy.
Existing home sales were up 4.2 percent and hit 5 million for the first time in 3.5 years, reports CNBC's Diana Olick. The median price reached its highest level since July 2008.
John Stumpf, chairman and CEO of Wells Fargo, talks about the "purchase money business," banking and the housing recovery.
The first official report is out on how big banks have changed or not changed their lending practices since the revelation of robosigning and other foreclosure problems, reports CNBC's Diana Olick.
Bank of America paid cash bonuses to bank staffers to push homeowners into foreclosure, according to affidavits filed last week in a Massachusetts lawsuit.
David Stevens, Mortgage Bankers Association CEO, provides an outlook on where interest rates are likely headed and the impact of Fed tapering on the housing market.
CNBC's Diana Olick reports on why first time home buyers may be hit hardest if interest rates begin to rise.
Paul Miller, FBR Capital Markets, and Jason Goldberg, Barclays, discuss how a spike in mortgage rates could cut into profits for lenders.
Lenders stepped up action last month against homeowners who had fallen behind on their mortgage payments, taking possession of more homes.
JPMorgan is cutting roughly 1,800 jobs in its mortgage servicing unit, reports CNBC's Kayla Tausche.
Jim Cramer sees two "incredibly" bullish signals for bank stocks and one company in particular is set to benefit disproportionately.
Another surge in interest rates pushed prospective U.S. homebuyers to act as demand for applications for mortgages, which rose for the first time in a month.
It has been a reliable fact of life: interest rates, for the most part, keep heading lower. But all of that may be about to change.
Investors have been instrumental in the housing recovery. CNBC's Diana Olick reports on the rate of home price appreciation.
The FHA is lending to low income home buyers with weak credit scores. Tim Pawlenty, The Financial Services Roundtable CEO; Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX); and Meredith Whitney, Meredith Whitney Advisory Group CEO, share their opinions.
There's more at play in the recent housing setback than just this winter's frozenomics, Ara Hovnanian tells CNBC.
Institutional investors' ownership of residential properties helped push the price of homes up 14 percent over three years, RealtyTrac says.
The Internet behemoth sees an opportunity in commercial real estate through the online marketplace.