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A monthly confidence index from the National Association of Home Builders slipped one point from a downwardly revised April figure.
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest NAHB sentiment index data.
A fully private mortgage-finance system is the best way to fairly price mortgage-credit risks, says NYU Stern professor Lawrence White.
Sen. Bob Corker, (R-Tenn.), discusses his plan to replace government-sponsored Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with a new federal mortgage insurance corporation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mortgage applications edged slightly higher last week, as rates fell to their lowest since November.
CNBC contributor Jon Steinberg and super broker Dolly Lenz, discuss first time buyers, and the overall health of real estate.
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.
John Aziz, TheWeek.com business reporter, discusses how the financial illiteracy in the U.S. impacts mortgages and the housing sector.
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.
CNBC's Diana Olick reports FHFA regulator Mel Watt announced he will not lower the loan limits for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
The regulator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the HUD secretary announced plans to make credit more available to homeowners.
Timothy Geithner defends the bank bailout in his new book "Stress Test." Nomi Prins, Demos Senior Fellow, and David Zervos, Jefferies, provide perspective.
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 prices are moving so far, so fast, that at least 1,000 local housing markets have hit all-time price highs.
CNBC's Diana Olick reports home prices are soaring at the same time mortgage credit is locked up tight.
Higher levels of cash home sales may be coming from the baby boom generation, with more trade-down and retirement buyers paying cash.
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