• The most sought-after homes still underwater Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Affordable homes are still drowning disproportionately. They are three times more likely to be underwater than expensive home, says Zillow.

  • Genworth CEO outlook for housing   Friday, 16 May 2014 | 3:36 PM ET
    Genworth CEO outlook for housing

    Thomas McInerney, Genworth Financial president and CEO, gives his take on the housing recovery and assesses the mortgage market. The mortgage market is driven by employment and there has been slower employment growth than we like, McInerney said.

  • 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
    April housing starts up 13.2%

    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

    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
    NAHB sentiment index slips to 45

    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. Corker plans to unwind Fannie & Freddie

    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
    Drop in rates spurs mortgage refinances

    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
    'Juiced' rates & housing affordability

    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
    What's stalling housing recovery?

    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
    Santelli Exchange: Monetary policy uses housing

    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
    Dolly Lenz: Millennial bidding wars

    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
    Housing & the Fed's plan

    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
    Pass a literacy test to get a mortgage?

    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
    Housing affordability huge challenge: Pro

    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.

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