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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'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 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.
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.
Despite evidence to the contrary, housing is "not going to gain momentum" this year, the NAHB's economist told CNBC.
CNBC's Diana Olick reports the latest numbers on housing.
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.
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.
Jed Kolko, Trulia chief economist, discusses real estate trends and whether the encouraging housing data is fundamentally real or investor driven.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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