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  • Zell's Last Word on Rental Market Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 8:55 AM ET
    Zell's Last Word on Rental Market

    Sam Zell, Equity Group Investments chairman, explains why he believes the multi-family market is "going to outperform."

  • Zell on 'Summer Swoon' Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 8:35 AM ET
    Zell on 'Summer Swoon'

    Sam Zell, Equity Group Investments chairman, explains why the markets seem to post gains in the beginning of the year and then pullback mid-year.

  • What Would Zell Do If He Were Ben Bernanke? Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 8:20 AM ET
    What Would Zell Do If He Were Ben Bernanke?

    "Go to a deserted island so nobody could find me when the results of QE 27 come through" answered Sam Zell, Equity Group Investments chairman, smiling and discussing how he feels about the Fed chairman's economic policies.

  • Zell on State of Housing Recovery Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 7:50 AM ET
    Zell on State of Housing Recovery

    Sam Zell, Equity Group Investments chairman, shares his views on the housing market, saying, "I think getting a mortgage is extraordinarily difficult," Zell added.

  • Real Estate Titan Zell on Obama's Address Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 7:06 AM ET
    Real Estate Titan Zell on Obama's Address

    Sam Zell, Equity Group Investments chairman, shares his views on President Obama's State of the Union address and jobs creation in the United States.

  • US Mortgage Applications Slumped Last Week as Rates Rose Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 7:03 AM ET
    Mortgage application

    Applications for U.S. home mortgages fell last week, with purchase and refinance demand drying up as interest rates rose for the fourth week in a row, an industry group said on Wednesday.

  • 4 ways to pay off your mortgage earlier

    The number of homeowners behind on their mortgages has now fallen to the lowest rate in four years.

  • Late-Payment Rate on US Mortgages Hits Four-Year Low Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 8:12 AM ET

    Homeowners who took on mortgages well after the housing bubble burst are doing a better job in keeping up with payments, a trend that has helped push the national rate of late payments on home loans to the lowest level in four years.

  • Zero-Risk Real Estate Trade? Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 12:00 PM ET
    Zero-Risk Real Estate Trade?

    Tom Barrack, Colony Capital, says buying single-family homes are the best real estate investment in 20 years.

  • Homes of Celebrity Couples 2013 Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 11:56 AM ET

    These celebrity couples have houses that range from a young couple’s $2.5 million “starter” to a $43.5 million mega-mansion.

  • Stocks Better Investment Than Homes: Shiller Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 10:26 AM ET

    Housing will not be an "exciting market" over the next five years, Yale's Prof. Robert Shiller told CNBC.

  • Apartments: Wooing Dogs and Their Owners Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 10:56 AM ET
    The Spot Experience

    Some apartment buildings are wooing pet owners with rooftop dog parks, "Yappy Hours" and even spas that offer "paw-dicures."

  • Time to Get Enthusiastic About Real Estate? Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 7:40 AM ET
    Time to Get Enthusiastic About Real Estate?

    Robert Shiller, Yale University professor, provides and outlook on housing and discusses whether there's a bubble forming in the farmland.

  • Surge In New Home Equity Lines Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM ET
    Surge In New Home Equity Lines

    Home prices are rising, and at the end of 2012, there was a surge in new home equity lines of credit, reports CNBC's Diana Olick.

  • What Are Homeowners Doing With Refinance Savings? Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 12:03 PM ET

    While prudent borrowers are using extra cash to pay down debt, many are either forgoing the savings to shorten the term of the loan, or spending it.

  • Americans Are Using Their Houses as ATMs Again Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 11:04 AM ET

    Nearly 11 million borrowers are underwater on their mortgages, and yet home equity lines of credit are suddenly on the rise again.

  • Real Estate Show Stoppers at Pebble Beach Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 7:53 AM ET
    Real Estate Show Stoppers at Pebble Beach

    CNBC's Robert Frank reports real estate at one of the country's most expensive golf resorts is selling at a premium and sales are on the rise.

  • Hamptons House with History Renting for $125,000 Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 9:20 PM ET
    The Grey Gardens home in East Hampton, New York.

    Grey Gardens owner Sally Quinn discusses her restored former ruin, home to relatives of Jackie O, and its ghosts.

  • My Mansion's Worth What? Wealthy Fight Assessors Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 4:16 PM ET

    Long after the housing crash, wealthy homeowners are challenging what they perceive as overly high tax assessments of their properties.

  • QE to Push Gold, Silver Higher: Silver Wheaton CEO Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 3:52 PM ET
    January 4, 2013 Gold/Silver Production (2)

    So long as central banks around the world continue to print money, the price of gold and silver will likely push higher, Silver Wheaton CEO Randy Smallwood said Thursday on CNBC.

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