• US extends backing for higher-priced mortgages Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 3:34 PM ET

    Federal regulators will allow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to continue funding higher-priced mortgages, at least through the middle of next year.

  • Home affordability sinks as housing slows Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 12:22 PM ET
    Real estate agent Jenn Smira installs an open house sign in the front yard of a home for sale in the 16th Street Heights neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

    The reason is largely that incomes, which are up just about 3 percent from a year ago, are not keeping pace with home prices.

  • Mortgage applications seem to shrug off shutdown Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 7:09 AM ET
    A sold sign is posted in front of a home in Phoenix, Arizona.

    Seemingly unaffected by the end of the 16-day partial U.S. government shutdown, mortgage applications barely moved last week.

  • How the JPMorgan deal could curtail credit Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    JP Morgan Chase World Headquarters on Park Avenue in New York.

    The potential settlement may go a long way toward appeasing anger at the big banks but probably won't help consumers get a mortgage.

  • Impact of potential JPM settlement     Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | 1:07 PM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly aks Jamie Dimon about what JPMorgan's potential $13 billion federal settlement over mortgage suits would mean for the bank.

  • Investors high on high-end house flips Friday, 18 Oct 2013 | 10:33 AM ET

    Home flipping fell out of favor during the housing recession, but now the market is on the rise again. This time high rollers are taking the lead.

  • How DC mess could curb commercial real estate Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 11:37 AM ET

    Volume is on track to surpass $300 billion this year. Imagine what would happen if a debt default causes a spike in interest rates.

  • Government 'paralysis' spooks home builders Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 10:02 AM ET
    Contractors work on a KB Home under construction at the Vicino community in San Jose, Calif.

    Confidence among the nation's home builders slipped more than expected in October, another fallout of Washington's fiscal escapades.

  • Builder confidence down 2 points in October     Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 10:02 AM ET

    Home builder sentiment slipped a larger-than-expected 2 points in October. CNBC's Diana Olick has the details.

  • Shutdown is having 'notable impact' on mortgages Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    Mortgage application dropped to a six-year low, as negotiations to end the government's partial shutdown and avert a U.S. debt default wavered.

  • Economist Robert Shiller is saying home prices look reasonable. CNBC's Diana Olick, and Shari Olefson, CEO of The Carnegie Group. "There is an argument to be made for bubble 2.0," explains Olick.

  • Seeing 'jitters' in housing market: Pro     Monday, 14 Oct 2013 | 2:18 PM ET

    Discussing the impact of the government shutdown on housing, with Peter Murphy, Home Encounter CEO & real estate agent. "Functionally, we're not seeing a big impact to the housing market yet," he says.

  • USDA loans & the shutdown     Monday, 14 Oct 2013 | 2:16 PM ET

    The USDA's Rural Development Mortgage Program offers a no down payment, 30-year fixed government loan for rural homeowners. CNBC's Diana Olick reports on the impact of the government shutdown to these loans.

  • Shutdown costs family $10,000 and dream house Monday, 14 Oct 2013 | 1:38 PM ET

    Offering a 30-year fixed loan requiring no down payment, the USDA program was designed to help rural families, but it isn't processing any loans.

  • Mortgage businesses terrific: WFC CFO     Friday, 11 Oct 2013 | 3:10 PM ET

    Despite beating earnings estimates this morning, mortgage applications revenue plunged due to rising rates. Timothy Sloan, Wells Fargo CFO, says the mortgage business is not the only one at Wells Fargo.

  • Bove: Don't worry about this bank Friday, 11 Oct 2013 | 11:59 AM ET

    Bank analyst Dick Bove told CNBC he's not particularly concerned about a significant drop off in mortgage orginations at Wells Fargo for Q3.

  • SunTrust to pay $160 million to Fed     Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 5:11 PM ET

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche has the details of SunTrust's settlement with DOJ, HUD and the Fed.

  • If the U.S. defaults, what is the impact to housing? Jed Kolko, Trulia chief economist, discusses the potential impact to mortgage rates and lending.

  • Glimmer of hope: Seven-year low in foreclosures Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 6:57 AM ET

    The number of U.S. homes set on the path to foreclosure slid to a seven-year low in the third quarter, reflecting an improving housing market.

  • Shutdown creates a jumbo problem for housing Monday, 7 Oct 2013 | 2:47 PM ET

    Some lenders will not do them at all without tax verification from the IRS. Others are delaying the process.

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