The leaders of the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday announced an agreement on legislation to wind down government-owned mortgage financiers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, jump-starting a long-standing debate that could still take years to resolve.» Read More
Some of the nation's mortgage lenders are rushing to keep up with a change announced by the incoming head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.
CNBC's Diana Olick reports why incoming FHFA director Mel Watt is delaying new fees on mortgages.
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.
Mel Watt said he plans to delay the increase in fees on government-backed loans that the agency announced this month.
CNBC's Diana Olick reports sales of bank-owned or REO homes accounted for 10 percent of all residential property sales in November.
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.
With a steep jump in home prices this year, sales of repossessed homes spiked, accounting for 10 percent of all residential sales.
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.
Federal and state officials ordered Ocwen Financial to refund $2 billion to borrowers to resolve allegations of misconduct in mortgage servicing.
Spencer Rascoff, Zillow CEO, discusses if mortgage rates have bottomed out and explains the shift in the housing market.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
Mortgage applications fell to their lowest level in more than 12 years in the past week, according to a weekly report.
China new home prices hit a fresh record growth rate in November, despite repeated measures by Beijing to cool the red-hot property sector.
Architects are busier than ever as more homeowners are sprucing up their houses after their mortgages return to positive equity.
CNBC's Diana Olick reports home owner sentiment beat expectations and jumped 4 points to 58 in December.
Pent-up demand from the government shutdown drove more potential buyers to new model homes, boosting home builder confidence in December.
There's more at play in the recent housing setback than just this winter's frozenomics, Ara Hovnanian tells CNBC.
Institutional investors' ownership of residential properties helped push the price of homes up 14 percent over three years, RealtyTrac says.
The Internet behemoth sees an opportunity in commercial real estate through the online marketplace.