• Interest rates are climbing to 4.4 percent on a 30-year fixed mortgage. Coldwell Banker Real Estate CEO Budge Huskey, offers insight on whether the housing recovery is at risk.

  • Home builder sentiment up 3 points     Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 1:06 PM ET

    The home builder sentiment is at its highest level in nearly 8 years. CNBC's Diana Olick explains the disconnect between sentiment and home builder stocks.

  • Rand weakness positive for Standard Bank: CEO     Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 5:35 AM ET

    Ben Kruger, CEO of Standard Bank, comments on the group's quarterly results which were boosted by lending growth and their focus towards facilitating investment flows between China and Africa.

  • Jumbo vs. conforming rates     Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 1:45 PM ET

    The number of people applying for mortgages has hit a one-month low. CNBC's Diana Olick reports jumbo rates and conforming rates are almost exactly the same.

  • Mortgage insurers post profits     Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 1:12 PM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports four private mortgage insurers posted their first quarterly profit in six years.

  • Renaud Laplanche, CEO of Lending Club, discusses the growing trend among some consumers to bypass banks and borrow money directly from individuals.

  • Obama's mortgage plan takes fire from left, right Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 6:42 AM ET
    President Barack Obama visits Erickson Construction on August 6, 2013 in Chandler, Arizona.

    The White House wants to replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with a new system that reduces the government's role. Unfortunately, the plan is badly flawed.

  • Banks fight eminent domain     Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 7:33 PM ET

    The San Francisco suburb of Richmond wants to use eminent domain to force banks to sell a few underwater mortgages to the city. Mark Calabria, Cato, and Robert Hockett, Cornell University, discuss whether this is unconstitutional.

  • Paul Miller, FBR Capital Markets; and Thomas Gorman, Dorsey and Whitney weigh in on charges against JPMorgan and PNC over mortgage related issues.

  • Banks face more housing headaches     Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 3:33 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis has the latest details on federal regulations taking aim at JPMorgan and PNC over mortgage related issues.

  • Mortgage rates holding steady     Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 2:25 PM ET

    The average for a 30-year fixed rate is now 4.4 percent. William Emerson, Quicken Loans CEO, offers insight on the increase since May.

  • Future of Fannie and Freddie     Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 11:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick explains why the president is calling both lenders to be shut down despite strong second-quarter profits.

  • More trouble for JPMorgan     Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 10:07 AM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports JPMorgan is facing criminal and civil probes over mortgage-backed securities.

  • Obama's push for housing reform     Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 1:06 PM ET

    President Barack Obama and Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff are hosting a virtual roundtable on housing reform. Paul Bishop of the National Association of Realtors and CNBC's Diana Olick discuss the president's plans.

  • Beverly Anderson of Wells Fargo discusses details of a deal with American Express giving the mortgage giant access to the credit card marketplace.

  • President Obama's housing plan     Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 10:31 AM ET

    President Obama wants to dismantle Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac and streamline the mortgage process, reports CNBC's Diana Olick.

  • Summer real estate season cooling off?     Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 8:50 AM ET

    Jed Kolko, Trulia chief economist, breaks down the latest data on home listings and whether it indicates a slowdown in the housing market.

  • President Obama's plan for housing reform     Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 7:34 AM ET

    Shaun Donovan, Housing and Urban Development secretary, provides a preview of President Obama's speech on housing later today in Arizona, including the shutdown of Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac and simplifying the mortgage application process.

  • Good sign? Late mortgage payments lowest in 5 years Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 7:25 AM ET

    The national late-payment rate on home loans in the second quarter fell to the lowest level in five years.

  • Mortgage standards easing     Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 2:26 PM ET

    Mortgage credit ability rose in July for the 5th straight month of lending standard easing. CNBC's Diana Olick has the details.

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