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  • 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.

  • FHFA regulator won't lower Fannie, Freddie loan limits

    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.

  • A lot of truth to what Geithner said: Pro   Monday, 12 May 2014 | 4:15 PM ET
    A lot of truth to what Geithner said: Pro

    Timothy Geithner defends the bank bailout in his new book "Stress Test." Nomi Prins, Demos Senior Fellow, and David Zervos, Jefferies, provide perspective.

  • Too hard to get a mortgage?   Friday, 9 May 2014 | 4:15 PM ET
    Too hard to get a mortgage?

    CNBC.com Finance Editor Jeff Cox and CNBC's Diana Olick discuss the mortgage credit availability index and what's holding back the housing recovery. CNBC's Mary Thompson and CNBC contributor Howard Dean provide perspective.

  • Home sellers on price: The sky is the limit Friday, 9 May 2014 | 10:41 AM ET
    A home for sale in Miami.

    Home prices are moving so far, so fast, that at least 1,000 local housing markets have hit all-time price highs.

  • All cash sales soar to record 42.7%   Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 1:40 PM ET
    All cash sales soar to record 42.7%

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports home prices are soaring at the same time mortgage credit is locked up tight.

  • Cash is king: 43% of home sales were all-cash in 1Q Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 12:22 PM ET

    Higher levels of cash home sales may be coming from the baby boom generation, with more trade-down and retirement buyers paying cash.

  • Finding commercial real estate's sweet spot   Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 7:31 AM ET
    Finding commercial real estate's sweet spot

    There is a lot of capital from around the world flowing into real estate and the fundamentals are good, explains Robert Sulentic, CBRE Group president & CEO, sharing his outlook on the nation's real estate market. And Robert Wolf, 32 Advisors CEO, wants to know about the uptick in new construction. Don't expect a dramatic amount of new supply over the next couple of years, says Sulentic.

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