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The Housing Fix

  • The Future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Thursday, 1 Jul 2010 | 12:20 PM ET

    A housing sector without Fannie Mae spacer and Freddie Mac is a possibility, Edward J. DeMarco, director of Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), told CNBC Thursday.

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  • Foreclosure Halt Could Boost Home Prices: Economist Thursday, 14 Oct 2010 | 10:56 AM ET

    A halt to foreclosures could be a boost to home prices in the near term, Carl Riccadonna, US senior economist at Deutsche Bank, told CNBC Thursday.

  • The housing market won’t trend up significantly until it hits bottom, the chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association, Michael Berman told CNBC Monday, and two changes need to take place before that happens.

  • 'Choppy' Housing Yields Low Demand for Materials: CEO Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010 | 3:46 PM ET
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    Michael Thaman, the CEO and chairman of the building materials company Owens Corning, told CNBC Wednesday that a "choppy housing market," causing a weak demand for roofing and other products, was partly responsible for a third-quarter net income drop of more than a quarter.

  • Housing Main Financial Issue of New Congress: Bank Exec Wednesday, 3 Nov 2010 | 9:52 AM ET
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    Housing will be the main financial issue for the newly configured Congress, Camden Fine, president CEO of the Independent Community Bankers of America, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Home Prices Will Decline for Years: Zuckerman Monday, 3 Jan 2011 | 2:37 PM ET

    Home prices will continue to decline for several years, Mort Zuckerman, the chairman and CEO of Boston Properties, told CNBC Monday.

  • Messy Time for Mortgage Banker Meeting     Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | 2:25 PM ET

    The Mortgage Bankers Association is meeting in Atlanta, and between the foreclosure mess and tougher regulations, this could be one of their most critical conferences ever, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson.

  • New Home Sales Up 6.6%     Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010 | 10:00 AM ET

    New home sales rise 6.6 percent in September, with CNBC's Diana Olick.

  • Mortgage Investors Unite in NYC     Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010 | 1:31 PM ET

    Some of the nation's most prominent mortgage investors are gathering in New York Wednesday for a meeting that could serve as a key first step in organizing a major action to recoup billions in losses and damages from the nation's big banks. CNBC's Kate Kelly has the details.

  • Reform for Mortgage Finance     Friday, 11 Feb 2011 | 7:21 AM ET

    Rebuilding the mortgage industry, with Joseph Murin, former Ginnie Mae president, and James Lockhart, former Federal Housing Finance Agency director.

  • Future of Mortgage Finance     Friday, 11 Feb 2011 | 8:16 AM ET

    William Gross, of PIMCO, discusses the government's role in the U.S. residential mortgage market.

  • Gearing Up a Plan for GSEs     Friday, 11 Feb 2011 | 8:41 AM ET

    Reacting to Treasury Secretary Geithner's comments on the administration's new plan for mortgage finance reform, with Mark Zandi, Moody's Analytics; Michael Barr, University of Michigan; and CNBC's Steve Liesman & Rick Santelli.

  • Geithner on GSE Reform     Friday, 11 Feb 2011 | 8:40 AM ET

    Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner discusses the administration's plan to reform GSEs, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • The World's Best Places To Live 2010 Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | 11:50 AM ET
    If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Although the answer likely varies from person to person, there are several universal factors that make any spot a great place to live. To get a sense of the best places to call home, the  (EIU) assembles annual rankings of 140 major cities worldwide based on which have the most ideal living conditions. The rankings are based on over 30 qualitative and quantitative factors across five categories: stability, health care, culture/environme

    The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) assembles annual rankings of 140 major cities worldwide based on which have the most ideal living conditions.

  • Million Dollar Foreclosures Friday, 7 May 2010 | 9:31 AM ET
    As the foreclosure rate in the low-to-mid -income housing market shows some signs of stabilizing, the rate for the high-end, or luxury, market is increasing. Here's a list of some bank-owned properties, known as REO, priced over a million dollars, which are currently on the market.

    The rate for the high-end, or luxury, market is increasing. Here's a list of some bank-owned properties currently on the market—priced for more than a million dollars.

  • U.S. Cities With The Most Underwater Mortgages Monday, 10 May 2010 | 10:45 AM ET
    For individual homeowners, being “underwater” on a mortgage – when a home is worth less than outstanding debt, or has “negative equity” – is one of the worst positions to be in, short of foreclosure. , a firm that compiles US real estate and mortgage information, has put together a list of the 156 largest metro areas that includes statistics on median home values, market changes and the proportion of homes with negative equity. Included in the data is the “Zillow Home Values Index,” which repres

    Zillow.com, has put together a list of the 156 largest metro areas that includes statistics on median home values, market changes and the proportion of homes with negative equity.

  • America's Coolest Beach Homes Friday, 28 May 2010 | 9:57 AM ET
    With summer heat just around the corner, you can bet plenty of people are planning trips to the shore. But what could be "cooler" experience than actually owning a mansion on the sand?  has compiled a list of America's Ten Coolest Beach Homes, and although the word "beach home" elicits thoughts of a secondary residence, all of the properties featured here include amenities rarely seen in homes around the country. All are listed for sale in 2010, and boast multi-million dollar price tags, stemmin

    TopTenRealEstateDeals.com has compiled a list of America's Ten Coolest Beach Homes. Where are they located? Click to find out.

  • Cities Where Renting Beats Buying Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | 11:14 AM ET
    It's the age-old problem when looking for a place to live: buy or rent? To see which cities offer the best rental opportunities, real estate website  conducted an analysis of the most advantageous ratios between rental prices and home values. Trulia looked at prices for two- bedroom apartments, condos and townhouses for sale and for rent in the 50 largest US metro areas. Total costs include rent and renter's insurance vs. buying a home, which includes down payment, mortgage principal and interes

    To see which cities offer the best rental opportunities, real estate website Trulia.com conducted an analysis of the most advantageous ratios between rental prices and home values.

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