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  • Dodd-Frank was a poorly written law: Pro     Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 3:18 PM ET

    David Lykken, Mortgage Banking Solutions managing partner, and Christopher Thornberg, Beacon Economics principal, debate a specific section of Dodd-Frank that requires lenders to verify borrower's ability to pay back their loan.

  • Oct. new home sales up 25.4%     Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 2:04 PM ET

    Digging into high new home sales data, with Diane Swonk, Mesirow Financial chief economist, Jed Kolko, Trulia, Inc. chief economist; and Dan Greenhaus, BTIG. "This is a modest improvement in new home sales," says Kolko.

  • Deconstructing home sales     Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 1:04 PM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports on 2 months worth of home sales data. Refinance applications are now down 50 percent from their peak in May.

  • Rising rates & the mortgage market     Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 12:19 PM ET

    Total applications are down 12.8 percent week-to-week, and the average rate on the 30-year fixed conforming loan crossed the 4.5 percent mark, reports CNBC's Diana Olick. Mortgage bankers say the numbers are still skewed due to the holiday week.

  • Soaring new home sales: Not what they seem Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 11:47 AM ET

    After delays due to the government shutdown and a large downward revision for August new home sales, the gains aren't quite what they seem.

  • Chinese influence on NY real estate     Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 10:32 AM ET

    Dolly Lenz, Dolly Lenz Real Estate founder, discusses buying verse renting, and Chinese investors' impact on home buying in New York.

  • Why mortgage applications are taking a holiday Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    Thanks? It didn't take much for the mortgage market to plunge into a deep freeze.

  • Lock it down: Mortgage rates on the rise again Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 12:57 PM ET

    It may be time to lock in rates, as the average 30-year-fixed mortgage jumped to 4.5 percent Monday.

  • Fannie Mae: Five years later     Monday, 2 Dec 2013 | 10:15 AM ET

    Former Fannie Mae CFO Timothy Howard explains the trends he wrote about in his book "Mortgage Wars."

  • Looking to move? The Census has an app for that Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 12:58 PM ET
    The dwellr app.

    As part of a digital push to share its data, the U.S. Census is offering a new mobile app, dwellr, to help you decide where you should move.

  • New wave of mortgage troubles?     Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 2:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports a new wave of problems could be approaching the mortgage industry. U.S. borrowers are increasingly missing payments on home equity lines of credit they took out during the housing bubble, and that could be another hit for the banks.

  • A new wave of US mortgage trouble threatens Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 12:36 PM ET

    U.S. borrowers are increasingly missing payments on home equity lines of credit they took out during the housing bubble.

  • Expect home prices lower: Pro     Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 11:24 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli asks Mark Hanson of M Hanson Advisors about his housing forecast.

  • Robert Shiller on housing: Don't trust momentum Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 10:50 AM ET
    Robert Shiller

    If investors in housing see lower-than-expected returns, they will dump the properties, Nobel-winning economist Robert Shiller says.

  • Investors, not homebuyers, driving prices up: Shiller Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 9:01 AM ET
    A Lake & Co. Real Estate 'For Sale' sign stands outside of a home in Seattle, Washington, Nov. 19, 2013.

    U.S. single-family home prices rose in September and posted their strongest annualized gain in 7-1/2 years, a closely watched survey said on Tuesday.

  • Chinese buying up California housing Monday, 25 Nov 2013 | 11:50 AM ET
    Malibu, California.

    While education appears to be the primary draw for the buyers, many are also concerned about China's political instability, inflation, even pollution.

  • Pending home sales fall again Monday, 25 Nov 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    For the fifth straight month in October existing home sales fell, as the government shutdown added to an overall slowdown in the U.S. housing market.

  • Digging into the cost of housing, and consumer behavior across the U.S., with David Neithercut, Equity Residential president & CEO.

  • 'Underwater' homeowner insurance     Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 1:50 PM ET

    Millions of homeowners are still underwater on their mortgages. CNBC's Diana Olick reports on a new insurance product designed to protect against negative equity.

  • Do homeowners need underwater insurance? Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 11:33 AM ET

    The recovery, along with the realization that housing prices can fall nationally, has given rise to coverage protecting against negative equity.

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