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  • US Mortgage Applications Up for Third Week Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 7:01 AM ET

    Applications for U.S. home mortgages rose last week for the third week in a row, boosted by increased demand for refinancings,data from an industry group showed on Wednesday.

  • How to Contain Hong Kong's Property Prices Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 6:15 PM ET
    How to Contain Hong Kong's Property Prices

    Tai Hui, Chief Asia Pacific Strategist, J.P. Morgan Funds says the only way to have sustained management of property prices in Hong Kong is to increase supply.

  • Housing & the Economic Recovery Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 3:37 PM ET
    Housing & the Economic Recovery

    Existing home sales dropped 1 percent in December because there just aren't many homes to buy, reports CNBC's Diana Olick; and assessing the headwinds the housing market faces, with CNBC's Jeff Cox and John Makin, AEI Resident Scholar.

  • Hot Housing Play: Hotel REITs? Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 2:49 PM ET
    Hot Housing Play: Hotel REITs?

    If you are looking for a hot and hidden housing play, maybe you should check out housing REITs. Ken Cruse, Sunstone president & CEO and Michael D. Barnello, LaSalle Hotel Properties president & CEO, discuss the hotel business.

  • Existing Home Sales Fall on Supply Drop Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 1:11 PM ET
    Existing Home Sales Fall on Supply Drop

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports the U.S. has not seen this few homes for sale in over a decade.

  • Rent to Own Homes: an Option to Consider? Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 12:13 PM ET

    The phrase “rent to own,” might be familiar, but its meaning might not be clear to every renter or homebuyer.

  • Bair on Regulation In Hotel Industry Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 11:37 AM ET
    Bair on Regulation In Hotel Industry

    Former FDIC Chair Sheila Bair discusses the future of regulation in regards to the hotel industry and commercial real estate, with CNBC's Simon Hobbs.

  • December Existing Home Sales Down 1% Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 10:00 AM ET
    December Existing Home Sales Down 1%

    Existing home sales fell 1 percent in December, when the Street was expecting a 5 percent gain, reports CNBC's Diana Olick.

  • New Housing Fears: Home Prices Are Rising Too Fast Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 11:33 AM ET

    "The greatest concern in the market is the inventory situation," said Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Associate of Realtors.

  • Existing Home Sales Unexpectedly Fall 1% Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    Home resales unexpectedly fell in December as fewer people put their properties on the market, although not by enough to derail the boost housing will likely provide to the economy this year.

  • Kamen: Four Reasons to Be Optimistic in 2013 Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 10:24 AM ET

    We are starting 2013 on a bit of a high note, The Mercadien Group's Ken Kamen said. Here are some macro themes that make him very optimistic.

  • Exit Plan - How to Retire Abroad: Ecuador Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 3:40 PM ET

    Countries that are most popular with retirees have great climates and low costs of living. One country like this is Ecuador. Read ahead to find out more and see if it’s the retirement destination for you.

  • America's Most Expensive Rentals 2013 Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 3:49 PM ET

    From Beverly Hills mansion to beach house to penthouse, these are the most expensive rentals on the market.

  • Why CBS Shares Are Skyrocketing Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 3:43 PM ET
    Signage is displayed on the CBS Corp. Television City building in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

    CBS shares shot higher Thursday on the company's announcement Wednesday afternoon about its plans to spin off its billboard business. Here's how the move will unlock value for shareholders.

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    Esteemed economist Robert Shiller worries that positive housing data may be a bit misleading.

  • Real-Estate Tips from a Mega-Broker to the Stars Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 10:41 AM ET
    Dolly Lenz, Vice Chairman of Prudential Douglas Elliman.

    Mega-broker Dolly Lenz has sold over $8.5 billion dollars in high-end properties owned by clients like Barbra Streisand and Billy Joel. Now she's sharing inside tips with you.

  • Rentals Chip Away at Home Builder Gains Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 12:23 PM ET

    The December numbers beat expectations by a lot and sent the stocks of the public home builders higher and prompted housing analysts to exclaim bullish headlines, but here's what they failed to mention.

  • New Rules Aim to Clean Up Mortgage Services Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 6:09 AM ET
    New Rules Aim to Clean Up Mortgage Services

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is unveiling new rules for mortgage servicers.

  • Housing Crisis: New Rules Hit Mortgage Servicers Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 6:01 AM ET
    4 ways to pay off your mortgage earlier

    New rules could make mortgage servicing more expensive, especially for those specialty servicers and level the playing field between them and the big bank servicers.

  • After Eight Months, Home Builder Confidence Stalls Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 10:00 AM ET
    Builder sentiment edged up just one point in October, according to an industry association index.

    Despite big earnings gains from the big public builders, overall confidence among the nation's home builders took a pause in January.

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