Real Estate


  • China's Top Property Developer Vanke Posts Profit Rise Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 7:03 PM ET

    China Vanke, the country's biggest real estate developer, said it's looking to extend its foreign investment drive beyond the high-end U.S. market, as Beijing weighs new measures to cool mainland property prices.

  • China Property Curbs in Focus as Parliament Meets Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 6:13 PM ET
    At a property trade fair in Beijing, China

    China's property market is rife with speculation - both about rising house prices and about what the new government may do to curb them.

  • Foreclosure-Related Homes Still Driving Sales Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 9:00 AM ET

    Foreclosure-related sales made up 21 percent of all U.S. sales in 2012 and short sales made up 22 percent, according to a new report from RealtyTrac.

  • Where Have I Seen That House? Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 4:37 PM ET

    In the latest collection of houses recognizable from their roles in films and television, we have homes from horror movies and TV, one from a famous drug-lord movie, one from a classic sitcom, and a few reality show minipalaces.

  • Housing Market May Not Be as Healthy as It Appears Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 1:43 PM ET

    Despite evidence to the contrary, housing is "not going to gain momentum" this year, the NAHB's economist told CNBC.

  • Pending Home Sales Up 4.5% in January Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 10:00 AM ET
    Pending Home Sales Up 4.5% in January

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports the latest numbers on housing.

  • Housing Bounce Result of Pent-Up Demand: Expert Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 8:40 AM ET
    Housing Bounce Result of Pent-Up Demand: Expert

    David Crowe, National Association of Home Builders, sifts through the data and explains why the housing market may not be as healthy as it appears, and why he believes there will be no real momentum in the sector for the remainder of the year.

  • Pending Home Sales Soar Despite Rough Winter Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    Rough winter weather across much of the US at the start of this year apparently did not keep home buyers away. Contracts to buy existing homes in January rose to the highest reading since April 2010.

  • Is the Housing Recovery For Real? Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 7:42 AM ET
    Is the Housing Recovery For Real?

    Jed Kolko, Trulia chief economist, discusses real estate trends and whether the encouraging housing data is fundamentally real or investor driven.

  • Shadow Banking System Funds Builders Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 7:16 AM ET
    Shadow Banking System Funds Builders

    Stuart Boesky, President & CEO of Pembrook Capital Management, explains how his fund is able to bridge the gap between developers and banks that aren't lending money.

  • Despite Drop in Rates, Mortgage Applications Sag Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 7:08 AM ET

    Applications for U.S. home mortgages sagged for a third straight week last week, even as mortgage rates eased slightly, an industry group survey showed on Wednesday.

  • Hong Kong's Budget Surplus Enviable: Pro Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 10:15 PM ET
    Hong Kong's Budget Surplus Enviable: Pro

    NiQ Lai, CFO of Hong Kong Broadband Network said Hong Kong's budget surplus and total reserves of over HK$700 billion put it in a very enviable position as it can afford to make the tough decisions needed to support the economy.

  • Here's Why Hong Kong Has to Meddle With Property Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 3:45 AM ET

    Despite criticism about the effectiveness of the Hong Kong government's recent measures to ease some of the world's most expensive home prices, analysts tell CNBC that the government has no choice but to intervene.

  • Hong Kong Budget Is a Good One: Pro Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 11:40 PM ET
    Hong Kong Budget Is A Good One: Pro

    David Akers-Jones, President of the HK Business & Professionals Federation said the annual budget unveiled by Financial Secretary John Tsang is a good one as it has something for everybody.

  • Jumbo Mortgages Return: Should You Be Worried? Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 1:07 AM ET

    Jumbo loans are returning to the mortgage market after almost disappearing entirely in the wake of the credit crisis of 2008 and the real estate meltdown.

  • Not The Time To Invest In Property: Pro Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 11:50 PM ET
    Not The Time To Invest In Property: Pro

    Brian Han, Senior Research Analyst at Fat Prophets tells CNBC that the Australian property sector is a little to expensive to be investing in right now.

  • Home Prices on the Rise Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 4:35 PM ET
    Home Prices on the Rise

    The S&P Case Shiller is reporting prices are up 6.9 percent annually for the top 20 housing markets, reports CNBC's Diana Olick. Greg Ip, The Economist, and Terry Duffy, CME Group, offer insight.

  • From Russia With Cash Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 2:43 PM ET
    From Russia With Cash

    The Russians are pumping money into the U.S. real estate market. Edward Mermelstein, Rheem Bell & Mermelstein, and CNBC's Robert Frank, offer insight. "Russians are drawn to sexy locations, and New York is as sexy as you can get," says Mermelstein.

  • Jump in January Home Sales Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 10:03 AM ET
    Jump in January Home Sales

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Diana Olick break down the numbers on housing and weigh in on what it indicates about the health of the U.S. economy.

  • Home Prices Soar on Short Supply, Investor Demand Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 11:02 AM ET

    Both new and existing homes are showing the strongest price gains since the housing crash, but distressed properties are playing a lead role in these dramatic moves

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