After delays due to the government shutdown and a large downward revision for August new home sales, the gains aren't quite what they seem.» Read More
The negative revisions to the jobs numbers leaves enough doubt about that for interest rates to catch their breath just a bit.
Home prices are trending higher in part due to fewer distressed properties for sale, as rates climb on expectations the Fed will taper investments in mortgage-backed securities.
More than three million U.S. borrowers have risen above water on their mortgages so far this year, thanks to swift home price appreciation.
Along with college, the cost of housing is rising fast. Home prices are up over 12 percent from a year ago, and even rising mortgage rates do not appear to be slowing the gains.
Signed contracts to buy existing homes faltered in July, as home buyers faced significantly higher interest rates along with rising home prices.
Housing has transformed from a form of shelter to one of the most tradable assets thanks to an inflow of institutional investors.
The problem may be as old as the earth itself, but the increase in activity is new. The rush to reason why has put scientists, engineers and real estate developers at odds.
A lean supply of homes for sale is boosting confidence among U.S. home builders, according to a monthly sentiment survey from the National Association of Home Builders.
In an unusual twist in the mortgage market, the difference between the cost of a conforming loan (generally $417,000 and under) and a jumbo loan has shrunk to nearly nothing.
Leveled by the housing crash, the private mortgage insurance industry is reaching profitability for the first time in six years.
The delay can be attributed to most potential homebuyers lock in mortgage rates early, and sale closings can take up to two months to be finalized.
His housing situation is pretty sweet, yet President Obama took the unprecedented presidential move of going on Zillow. Here's why.
President Barack Obama will use Phoenix as a backdrop to tout his administration's accomplishments in the housing recovery and to admit that more work needs to be done.
As mortgage rates rise and refinancings fall dramatically, banks are in search of new business. That, in turn, has them easing lending standards for some borrowers.
After five straight months of improvement, noncurrent loans rose dramatically in June, according to a new report from Lender Processing Services.
Despite a major jump in mortgage interest rates in June, the nation's builders continued to pass on their own cost increases to buyers.
Investors swarmed the distressed housing market, buying thousands of foreclosed properties and pushing prices higher faster than anyone expected. Now they're now pulling back.
A bipartisan bill in the U.S. Senate, called the SAVE Act (Sensible Accounting to Value Energy), could help borrowers buying an energy-efficient home get a larger mortgage.
Home prices bouncing off the bottom have created a prefect storm for buying and selling the same home in many parts of the country, according to a report by RealtyTrac.
Despite an unexpected and substantial fall in new home construction in June, industry analysts appear undeterred in their veritable housing euphoria.
The housing market is one of the pillars of the U.S. economy and there may be no better indication of how the market is doing than housing starts.
You may have heard this term in the aftermath of the real estate bubble. So what is an underwater mortgage?
Sometimes financial terms sound exactly like what they are. CNBC explains jumbo mortgages.
After delays due to the government shutdown and a large downward revision for August sales, gains aren't what they seem.
The average rate for a 30-year mortgage fell 30 basis points, and new home sales responded with their biggest monthly jump in more than 33 years.
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.