After gains in the second half of 2015, the homeownership rate fell to just 63.6 percent in the first quarter of this year, says the U.S. Census Bureau.
Homebuyers stepped up their purchases in March, signing contracts to buy existing homes at the highest pace in nearly a year.
just a small gain in interest rates having an outsized effect on mortgage applications.
Josh Rosner, Graham Fisher & Co., provides perspective on housing finance rules and government sponsored enterprises.
Birgitte Bonnesen, CEO of Swedbank, tells CNBC about the pressure being caused by negative interest rates and discusses the mortgage market.
Jeff Taylor, Digital Risk co-founder, gives insight into what the housing market is telling us about the economy.
About a third of future homebuyers say their credit score might hurt their ability to buy a home, according to a new survey by Experian.
Interest rates held relatively steady last week, near one-year lows, but homebuyers were not enticed. Here's why.
Builders have been blaming weak home construction on labor shortages, but a new Goldman Sachs report suggests that's not the case.
CNBC's Diana Olick reports that young homeowners may not be getting the tax savings they expect due to low mortgage rates.
Buying a home no longer offers attractive tax breaks, due to near-record low mortgage rates and an increase in the standard deduction.
John R. Shrewsberry, Wells Fargo CFO and CNBC Global CFO Council member, discusses the bank's recent earnings releases, as well as the regulators' rejection of its living will plans.
ValueInsured is offering a down payment protection plan for your home equity.
CNBC’s Diana Olick reports mortgage applications were up 10 percent last week, and provides insight to a company betting on insuring home equity.
It took a few weeks, but near record low mortgage rates may be pushing more homebuyers into this spring's housing market.
I'm beginning to see confidence wane, says Dolly Lenz, Dolly Lenz Real Estate, sharing her outlook on the housing market. Sales will be flat in some areas but down in places where they are overbuilt, predicts Lenz.
A shortage of inventory is making it difficult for potential homebuyers to actually find a home, says Ralph McLaughlin, Trulia chief economist, with the latest data on the housing market. But Dolly Lenz of Dolly Lenz Real Estate says she is seeing a big housing bubble in Florida. Also Lenz explains why she thinks the new disclosure requirement in the luxury real estate market is a very good thing.
Some expected mortgage rates to follow the lift in rates by the Fed. CNBC's Diana Olick reports the average contract interest rate on the 30-year is already below 4 percent.
A potpourri of political and economic factors are behind the fall in mortgage rates, which follow loosely the yield on the U.S. 10-year Treasury
CNBC's Diana Olick takes a look at what's likely driving mortgage rates lower.
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