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  • Look Sharp: Home Sales Flat -- But Not Bottoming Monday, 31 Dec 2007 | 2:28 PM ET

    It’s the last day of 2007, which means everyone and their broker are busy with predictions for 2008, but I’d caution you in using today’s numbers from the National Association of Realtors as any basis for prediction.

  • New Home Sales Plummet -- But Prices Up?! Friday, 28 Dec 2007 | 4:24 PM ET

    I've never claimed to be an economist (just play one on TV), but I have held a few yard sales in my time, so this I know: If something isn't selling, lower the price. So how can new home sales be reportedly dropping 9 percent while the price of a new home rose month-to-month from $229,500 to $239,100?!

  • After-Christmas Sales? Not at Home Builders Thursday, 27 Dec 2007 | 12:06 PM ET
    KB Home Sales Center

    So I was clicking through all the sale spams in my inbox this morning -- from all the major retailers -- offering me 25 to 60 percent off on cashmere items, plasma TVs, sateen sheets and unwanted DVDs. Suddenly it occurred to me that one group of retailers was conspicuously absent: America’s big home builders.

  • Out Of The Office Today Monday, 24 Dec 2007 | 2:21 PM ET

    I'm out of the office today, but I'll be back -- and blogging -- on Wednesday. Happy Holidays!

  • HUD's Reply to My 'Fuzzy Math' Query Friday, 21 Dec 2007 | 1:59 PM ET

    The folks at HUD felt that my blog of yesterday left out some key points, namely, their side of the story, so I am happy to post a reply directly from them.

  • Outlook '08: Real Estate Offers Bargains And Damaged Goods Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | 11:39 AM ET

    Betting on real estate these days is not for the faint of heart.  Between the housing correction, economic uncertainty, the credit crisis and predicted softening in the commercial property markets, determining where to invest for future returns requires an extra dose of due diligence and, let's face it, good old-fashioned courage.

  • Pulte Reaffirms Fourth-Quarter Outlook Tuesday, 27 Nov 2007 | 9:42 AM ET

    Shares of homebuilder stocks were trading higher on Tuesday after Pulte Homes reaffirmed its fourth-quarter outlook late Monday.

  • It's Official: Markets Are In Correction Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | 4:50 PM ET

    A late-day selloff pushed the major stock averages down 10% from their highs, meaning the market is now officially in a correction.

  • KB Home CEO: California Home Prices to Slide Further Monday, 29 Oct 2007 | 5:04 PM ET

    The chief executive of U.S. home builder KB Home said home prices in California could fall another 10 percent to 15 percent in the next 18 months.

  • Stop Trading!: Buy...Homebuilders? Friday, 26 Oct 2007 | 7:46 PM ET

    Cramer said he would consider "taking a shot" at the risky homebuilders, but only for a trade. Also, he shows support for the chief of Merrill Lynch.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Dollar Hitting Bottom As Stocks Rebound? Monday, 22 Oct 2007 | 2:43 PM ET

    Is the U.S. dollar bottoming? CNBC's Rick Santelli thinks it might be. The dollar has been on a downhill slide against the euro and other currencies for weeks now. As of the end of last week, the dollar lost 7.7% against the euro since the beginning of the year, and it continued to move lower overnight. But it did a reversal this morning, and that makes Santelli think it's time to look at the charts.

  • Profit Outlook Skids Lower, Led By Financial Sector Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007 | 12:58 PM ET

    Third-quarter profits are expected to be the weakest in five years, but much of the slowdown may be confined to the financial sector.

  • Profit Outlook Grows Even Grimmer For Third Quarter Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | 2:47 PM ET

    As earnings season kicks off Tuesday with Alcoa's results, analysts have been lowering their already bearish forecasts. 

  • Lightning Round: KB Home, Dell, Whole Foods and More Thursday, 4 Oct 2007 | 10:50 AM ET

    Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Cuts In Bank Earnings Hurting Market Wednesday, 3 Oct 2007 | 12:09 PM ET

    Here are my midday observations: 1) one reason the market has little upside today is strategists and analysts are now realizing the effect that cuts in bank earnings are having on overall profit projections for the third quarter.

  • Stop Trading!: Buy PCP Monday, 1 Oct 2007 | 3:43 PM ET

    PCP and Goodrich aren't just aerospace plays. Add them to the list of booming infrastructure names, too, Cramer said. Also, the best way to buy homebuilders - and the best homebuilder to buy.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Is It Really a Bad Time To Buy a House? Thursday, 27 Sep 2007 | 4:53 PM ET
    KB Homes

    Recent comments by CNBC’s Jim Cramer have revived a debate over whether home prices have hit bottom or will continue falling.

  • U.S. Stocks Close Up Modestly on Mixed Economic Data Thursday, 27 Sep 2007 | 4:27 PM ET

    Stocks ended with modest gains as better-than expected employment data overshadowed negative news from the housing industry. "Jobless claims dropping below 300,000 is a very good sign," said Michael Darda, chief economist at MKM Partners. "It really doesn't look like the labor market is falling off of a cliff here."

  • Quarterly Profits to Show Smallest Gain in Five Years Thursday, 27 Sep 2007 | 2:35 PM ET

    Third-quarter corporate earnings are expected to show the weakest growth in five years, but a rebound is likely in the fourth quarter.

  • KB Home Swings to Loss; Sees Worse Market in 2008 Thursday, 27 Sep 2007 | 9:28 AM ET
    KB Homes

    KB Home Thursday posted a fiscal third quarter loss, as the U.S. home market suffered a deepening decline in demand, a swelling supply of homes for sale and tighter standards in the mortgage market.