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  • CNBC's Olick: Housing Building Its Way Back Up? Thursday, 18 Jan 2007 | 2:44 PM ET

    Today's U.S. housing numbers that we've been reporting have some very good news--and some not so good news (seems most economic reports out lately are a double edged sword). First--the housing starts for multi-family homes are up 42% in the month of December (the largest jump since April of 2005.) Great, right? Well hold on. CNBC's Diana Olick reported from a KB Home site in Florida--that the celebration might be premature.

  • Lennar, one of the nation's largest home builders, reported a sharp fourth-quarter loss  after writing down the value of its property investments amid a weakening housing market.

  • Strategist’s Cure For Condo Glut: Casinos, Offices Tuesday, 16 Jan 2007 | 3:07 PM ET

    A soft landing is still a landing – and CGM Realty Fund’s Kenneth Heebner is preparing to roll with it. He serves as portfolio manager at the fund, which has been warily watching the real estate market’s more moribund developments – such as the sudden glut in unsold condominiums in cities like New York, Boston and Washington, DC.

  • Housing Market Woes Take Toll On Centex And KB Home Tuesday, 16 Jan 2007 | 2:29 PM ET

    Home builders Centex  and KB Home said on Tuesday they would take charges to reduce their land positions in a sign the weakest U.S. housing market in decades may not yet have bottomed.

  • CNBC'S Domm: A Real "News Feast" Next Week Friday, 5 Jan 2007 | 9:43 PM ET

    Financial markets will have plenty of news to feast on in the coming week although the markets generated enough headlines on their own in the first days of January with just a few big stories to chew on. The second week of January is quite busy. We're looking forward to some of the most important and newsy industry conferences of the year, plus the start of earnings season, an important Fed speech, and some fresh economic data.

  • During the final week of the year, CNBC spoke with analysts to get their top picks for 2007.  Large cap names and private equity were winners in 2006, and many analysts are expecting more of the same next year. But look for some picks that may be surprising as well.

  • Strong Sales Report Sends Home Builder Shares Higher Wednesday, 27 Dec 2006 | 12:18 PM ET

    Shares of home builders each gained more than 1%, with the overall Dow Jones Home Construction index gaining 10 points, or 1.4%, to 729.58. The index has lost 21% this year, and is down about 35% from its high in July 2005.

  • U.S Housing Stocks: Recommendations For 2007 Wednesday, 27 Dec 2006 | 10:59 AM ET

    The U.S. housing market has certainly gone through a rough patch lately--but there is some good news on stronger home sales--as we've reported. The Commerce Department says new U.S. home sales rose 3.4% in November. Analysts were looking for a gain of 1-2%.  But new home sales are still down from a year ago by 15.3%. So--are there any good stock recommendations out there? 

  • Leading Indicators Monday, 18 Dec 2006 | 2:17 PM ET
    NAHB

    Last week the Secretary of the Treasury, Hank Paulson, was asked if the residential real estate market had bottomed.  He refused to answer the question.  But as we approach the New Year, that is arguably the biggest question in real estate.  The spring season is right around the corner, traditionally the busiest for buying and selling, and many believe it will tell the true story of the state of the market.

  • Study: CEO Departures Hit Record in 2006 Saturday, 2 Dec 2006 | 1:24 PM ET

    A record number of U.S. corporate bosses have left their jobs this year, in part reflecting the widening stock options backdating scandal, according to data released today.

  • New-Home Sales Lower Than Forecast Wednesday, 29 Nov 2006 | 12:45 PM ET

    Sales of new homes fell in October by the largest amount in three months, a fresh sign of the slowdown in the once-hot housing sector.