• 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.

  • New mortgage rules may favor the wealthy Friday, 27 Dec 2013 | 1:18 PM ET

    New mortgage rules are designed to protect borrowers and lenders from jumping into loans that might be too optimistic.

  • New mortgage rules in 2014     Friday, 27 Dec 2013 | 1:08 PM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick details the Qualified Mortgage Standard, the new mortgage rules designed to ensure that borrowers can repay their loans.

  • Time to own homebuilders is now: Analyst     Friday, 27 Dec 2013 | 10:14 AM ET

    Which homebuilders investors should own now, and how will new mortgage rules impact stocks, with Buck Horne, Raymond James housing analyst.

  • New mortgage rules coming     Friday, 27 Dec 2013 | 10:11 AM ET

    New mortgage rules are designed to protect borrowers and lenders, reports CNBC's Diana Olick. During the last housing boom, borrowers accepted loans they couldn't afford.

  • What a poor credit rating is costing you Thursday, 26 Dec 2013 | 8:43 AM ET

    Sure, the holidays are fun, but they are also a time of personal finance peril. Here is the cost of a poor credit rating, and how you can fix it.

  • November new home sales dip after Southern surge Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 12:20 PM ET
    New homes for sale at a development in Dublin, Calif.

    Contracts for newly built homes dipped slightly last month, and strong October numbers were revised even higher, according to a new report.

  • How higher rates are impacting new home sales Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 10:00 AM ET
    Prospective buyers tour a new home for sale in Denver, Colorado.

    Sales of new US single-family homes fell modestly in November from a five-year high and prices pushed higher.

  • US bond market selloff weighs on mortgage apps Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 7:13 AM ET

    Mortgage applications fell for a second week and hit a 13-year low as mortgage rates rose due to a bond market selloff.

  • Incoming FHFA director's big changes     Monday, 23 Dec 2013 | 2:41 PM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports why incoming FHFA director Mel Watt is delaying new Fannie and Freddie fees on mortgages.

  • Mortgage rates get a break from incoming regulator Monday, 23 Dec 2013 | 1:30 PM ET
    New homes for sale at a housing development in Dublin, Calif., on Dec. 4, 2013.

    Some of the nation's mortgage lenders are rushing to keep up with a change announced by the incoming head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

  • New mortgage fees delayed     Monday, 23 Dec 2013 | 1:06 PM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports why incoming FHFA director Mel Watt is delaying new fees on mortgages.

  • Stuart Lippman, founder and CIO of TIG Securitized Asset Fund, says non-agency mortgage backed securities will perform well in 2014 as the U.S. economy improves.

  • New US housing regulator to delay mortgage fee hike Saturday, 21 Dec 2013 | 9:13 AM ET

    Mel Watt said he plans to delay the increase in fees on government-backed loans that the agency announced this month.

  • Banks speed foreclosure sales     Friday, 20 Dec 2013 | 1:14 PM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports sales of bank-owned or REO homes accounted for 10 percent of all residential property sales in November.

  • Hot data: GDP, mortgages & dividends     Friday, 20 Dec 2013 | 1:08 PM ET

    Discussing 4.1 percent GDP growth, and news what a 4.5 percent mortgage rate means to the economy, with Northern Trust Wealth Management's Katie Nixon.

  • Sales of bank-owned homes surge Friday, 20 Dec 2013 | 11:24 AM ET

    With a steep jump in home prices this year, sales of repossessed homes spiked, accounting for 10 percent of all residential sales.

  • Margaret Kelly, RE/MAX CEO, shares her thoughts about rising interest rates and its likely impact on the housing sector. Builders are very confident in the recovery after the 22 percent jump in housing starts, says Kelly.

  • Ocwen ordered to repay $2 billion to borrowers Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 3:45 PM ET

    Federal and state officials ordered Ocwen Financial to refund $2 billion to borrowers to resolve allegations of misconduct in mortgage servicing.

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