With recent signs that housing may be slowing down a bit, Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller told CNBC on Tuesday that he'd still describe the recovery as strong.» Read More
Mortgage application dropped to a six-year low, as negotiations to end the government's partial shutdown and avert a U.S. debt default wavered.
Offering a 30-year fixed loan requiring no down payment, the USDA program was designed to help rural families, but it isn't processing any loans.
Nineteen collegiate teams are in a tough competition to see who can design, build and operate the most energy efficient and affordable home of the future.
Young people shunning the suburbs in favor of city life are leading the charge in the "reurbanization of America," real estate mogul Sam Zell says.
Some lenders will not do them at all without tax verification from the IRS. Others are delaying the process.
A potential stall in home price gains and a drop in distressed properties have some big investors pulling out of the single-family rental market.
The large growth in new apartment product will meet head on with strong demand, and is therefore unlikely to cause any easing in rents.
The shutdown, if lengthy enough, could hit home mortgage refinances as well, delay rate locks and result in costly extension fees.
The Federal Housing Administration said it needs a $1.7 billion infusion from the Treasury to cover projected losses in a mortgage programs for seniors.
Home buyers signed fewer contracts to buy existing homes, as higher mortgage rates and higher home prices weighed on housing affordability.
Lenders are now scouring financial records in order to assure they are complying with rules, so fraudsters are following suit, jacking up the numbers.
While newly built homes have always sold at a premium to existing homes, the divide is widening. Could this be the beginning of a bubble?
When regulations go into effect that allow all investors, regardless of net worth, to join in crowdfunding it could become the new Wild West.
Homebuying has remained "pretty strong" despite higher mortgage rates, but refinancing has dropped "quite a bit," Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan told CNBC.
Realtors say buying is less about the interest rate and more about the ability to get the mortgage. Sales are also hampered by a lack of listings.
Real estate stocks rallied, and mortgage rates fell, as fears of a Fed taper, at least in the short term, evaporated.
No matter what decision the Fed makes on tapering, it "can't change housing demographics," Toll Brothers CEO Douglas Yearley says.
With safeguards firmly in place, and more regulations to protect investors still coming, some lenders say the nation would never see another crisis.
The overall index is still above where it was a year ago, but sales are not as robust as had been expected, and buyer traffic is in the negative.
Home builders are coming up with new ways to figure out what to offer home buyers, reports CNBC's Diana Olick.
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.
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