Residential construction jobs grew in November, and employment data in hard hit housing areas was slightly ahead of national growth. However, CNBC's Diana Olick reports rates are decidedly higher from last week and affordability is shrinking.» Read More
JPMorgan, BofA, Citi and Wells Fargo are closing facilities and units that have been servicing customers looking to refinance their home loans.
How will rising rates impact residential real estate? Joe Fallon, The Fallon Company, weighs in and explains why he is focusing on Boston.
Now that we are seeing a rebound in the housing market, it is time for a new homebuying strategy
Even as the rest of America pulls back on mortgages, the wealthy are going on a borrowing binge for million-dollar homes, according to RealtyTrac.
The cuts were necessary because higher interest rates have reduced demand for home loans, Bloomberg News is reporting.
CNBC's Diana Olick reports on the current role of the Federal Housing Administration following the great economic downfall in 2008. Phil Angelides, former financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Chair, rates the success of new regulators, including Dodd-Frank and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
CNBC's Diana Olick reports on the leading proposal in Congress to do away with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Five years after the government takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the agencies are now making money hand over fist, reports CNBC's Diana Olick.
A 5 percent mortgage rate may be nearing, and that could seriously crimp the housing industry. CNBC's Diana Olick has the details.
The rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage has moved to 4.75 percent, reports CNBC's Diana Olick.
CNBC's Sheila Dharmarajan breaks down why home improvement companies are seeing double digits while home building stocks have lost ground.
Jumbo mortgage rates have dropped below rates on traditional mortgages. Jed Kolko, Trulia chief economist, provides perspective.
Jumbo mortgage rates have now dropped below regular conforming mortgage rates for the first time ever, reports CNBC's Simon Hobbs. Digging into the real estate market in San Diego, with Anne-Marie McCormick, Keller Williams Realty.
Mortgage applications moved up 1.3 percent last week, while applications for purchasing homes was down less than 1 percent, reports CNBC's Diana Olick. Budge Huskey, Coldwell Banker Real Estate CEO, discusses how the move in interest rates moved buyers to move quicker and buy earlier.
Fairholme Capital founder Bruce Berkowitz holds a number of contrarian positions, including Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. He expects big returns over the long term.
If your golden years seem threatened because of financial setbacks, don't panic. Here are 10 tips from retirement experts on your next steps.
CNBC's Rick Santelli provides his perspective on the rate of change in interest rates.
CNBC's Diana Olick discusses if potential changes to mortgage rules will cause lenders to pull back. With Casey Crawford of Movement Mortgage and David Lykken of Mortgage Banking Solutions.
Groupon is building warehouses for its physical goods business, creating competition for Amazon. Should Amazon just buy Groupon? R.J. Hottovy of Morningstar offers insight.
July pending home sales are down 1.3 percent this month while mortgage rates rose. CNBC's Diana Olick breaks down varying housing data. And Joel Naroff, Naroff Economic Advisors, discusses homes available for sale.
Rising rates, in addition to tighter underwriting and fast-rising home prices, have pushed borrowers to smaller lenders.
After delays due to the government shutdown and a large downward revision for August sales, gains aren't what they seem.
Sales of new U.S. single-family homes recorded their biggest increase in nearly 33-1/2 years in October, even as mortgage rates rose.