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Despite a relatively quiet week for interest rates, mortgage applications took an unexpected turn higher, driven by home buyers.
Low interest rates, affordable home prices and solid job creation lifted home builders' confidence in November.
U.K. house prices have increased yet again but property agents warn that political developments are denting growth in the luxury market.
The FHA's insurance fund went negative in 2012. CNBC's Diana Olick reports the fund is now above water again at $4.8 billion.
The FHA, the government insurer of home loans, is now seeing significant gains in its insurance fund and will no longer need emergency cash.
Bethany McLean, Vanity Fair contributing editor, shares her opinions on home refinancing standards.
It has LeBron back and will get the GOP convention in 2016. Here's how Cleveland's housing will fare with a rising economy.
More than five years after the foreclosure crisis began, the number of borrowers losing their homes is rising again.
A new report shows millennials are to blame for the strengthening apartment market and lackluster housing numbers.
Total application volume fell 0.9 percent from the previous week on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.
Home values may not exceed their prerecession levels until 2018, according to a Zillow survey of 100 experts.
A former deal manager says she witnessed a "massive criminal securities fraud" at JPM, but was forced to keep it a secret, according to Rolling Stone.
The collapse of mortgage-backed securities drove the financial crisis, but many fund managers are snapping up the precrisis offerings.
In some cities, people are putting more than half their paycheck toward paying for rent for a two bedroom apartment.
Though first-time homebuyers are at a near 30-year low, some quick changes could bring them back, says a real estate executive.
Mortgage rates are now back above 4 percent but the recent decline was enough to reveal the underbelly of the housing beast.
Even a small rise in mortgage rates was enough to cut off the spigot on refinances.
CNBC's Diana Olick reports first-time home buyers dropped to 33 percent this year. Nearly half of first-time buyers surveyed this year said the mortgage application and approval process was more difficult than expected.
Young Americans are opting to rent rather than a buy a house, because of low inventory in their price range and tight credit.
Data shows the number of first-time home buyers dropped to 33 percent from 38 percent in 2013, reports CNBC's Diana Olick.