• New mortgage fees delayed  Monday, 23 Dec 2013 | 1:06 PM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports why incoming FHFA director Mel Watt is delaying new fees on mortgages.

  • Non-agency MBS will perform well in 2014: Pro  Monday, 23 Dec 2013 | 5:30 AM ET

    Stuart Lippman, founder and CIO of TIG Securitized Asset Fund, says non-agency mortgage backed securities will perform well in 2014 as the U.S. economy improves.

  • New US housing regulator to delay mortgage fee hike Saturday, 21 Dec 2013 | 9:13 AM ET

    Mel Watt said he plans to delay the increase in fees on government-backed loans that the agency announced this month.

  • Banks speed foreclosure sales  Friday, 20 Dec 2013 | 1:14 PM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports sales of bank-owned or REO homes accounted for 10 percent of all residential property sales in November.

  • Hot data: GDP, mortgages & dividends  Friday, 20 Dec 2013 | 1:08 PM ET

    Discussing 4.1 percent GDP growth, and news what a 4.5 percent mortgage rate means to the economy, with Northern Trust Wealth Management's Katie Nixon.

  • Sales of bank-owned homes surge Friday, 20 Dec 2013 | 11:24 AM ET

    With a steep jump in home prices this year, sales of repossessed homes spiked, accounting for 10 percent of all residential sales.

  • Keep rising interest rates in perspective: Expert  Friday, 20 Dec 2013 | 8:48 AM ET

    Margaret Kelly, RE/MAX CEO, shares her thoughts about rising interest rates and its likely impact on the housing sector. Builders are very confident in the recovery after the 22 percent jump in housing starts, says Kelly.

  • Ocwen ordered to repay $2 billion to borrowers Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 3:45 PM ET

    Federal and state officials ordered Ocwen Financial to refund $2 billion to borrowers to resolve allegations of misconduct in mortgage servicing.

  • Zillow CEO: Housing shifted from 'on fire' to 'hot'  Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 3:36 PM ET

    Spencer Rascoff, Zillow CEO, discusses if mortgage rates have bottomed out and explains the shift in the housing market.

  • Existing home sales down 1.2%  Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 3:34 PM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick digs into the fall of existing home sales and reports year-over- year numbers were down for the first time in 29 months.

  • Existing November home sales down 1.2%  Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 10:01 AM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports November existing home sales dropped, and 32 percent of home sales were in cash, reflecting the tightness in the mortgage market.

  • Mortgage rates to rise, but not because of taper Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    The Fed's move to trim its bond-buying did little to raise rates, but mortgage applicants should be concerned about news from Fannie and Freddie.

  • US mortgage rate will continue to rise: Pro  Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 5:30 AM ET

    Greg McBride, senior financial analyst at Bankrate.com, says that the Fed's tapering announcement had little impact on mortgage rates which should continue their "slow grind higher" through 2014.

  • Housing starts surge in November  Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 1:05 PM ET

    Housing starts, down in September and October for the first time since 2011, rose 22.7 percent last month, CNBC's Diana Olick reports. Also, a look at the recent drop in mortgage applications.

  • Preview of a taper? Mortgage apps plunge Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    A Century 21 'For Sale' sign stands outside of a home in Seattle, Washington.

    Mortgage applications fell to their lowest level in more than 12 years in the past week, according to a weekly report.

  • China's new home prices rise at fresh record pace Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 8:54 PM ET

    China new home prices hit a fresh record growth rate in November, despite repeated measures by Beijing to cool the red-hot property sector.

  • Homes get makeovers as mortgages are back in black Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 1:02 PM ET
    Carpenters renovating a home in Cohasset, Mass.

    Architects are busier than ever as more homeowners are sprucing up their houses after their mortgages return to positive equity.

  • Home builder confidence rises  Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 10:04 AM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports home owner sentiment beat expectations and jumped 4 points to 58 in December.

  • Home builder confidence ends year on high note Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 9:59 AM ET
    New homes for sale at a housing development in Dublin, Calif., on Dec. 4, 2013.

    Pent-up demand from the government shutdown drove more potential buyers to new model homes, boosting home builder confidence in December.

  • US housing: Problems ahead?  Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 5:00 AM ET

    Shari Olefson, CEO of The Carnegie Group, explains how the new U.S. mortgage law will impact the housing market and argues that the raised debt ratio requirement "will be a problem."

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