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. » Read More
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
U.S. single-family home prices picked up in December, closing out 2012 with the biggest yearly gain in more than six years as the housing market got back on its feet.
David Blitzer, S&P 500 Index committee chairman breaks down the latest numbers on housing.
Home Depot will report earnings Tuesday morning. What to expect, with CNBC's Diana Olick; David Strasser, Janney Capital Markets; and Michael Lasser, UBS.
What home buyers really want, with CNBC's Diana Olick. Since the recession, high-end amenities have become necessities, she says. And people are willing to pay extra for them.
Most homeowners use personal savings to pay for renovations, but borrowing makes sense when the updates will pay you back.
As the housing sector recovers and home remodeling surges, the Street is looking for big things out of Home Depot.
CNBC's Diana Olick takes a look at what home buyers purchase at home improvement stores as well as the types of features they're expecting in a home.
Living on a smaller scale may mean fewer expenses in retirement, but a move to a smaller home does not necessarily guarantee savings.
From new construction to renovation and remodeling, consumers are clearly more cautious and price-sensitive than they once were.
The U.K.'s biggest homebuilders have reported sharp increases in profits and signaled a positive year ahead though analysts question whether the good times will last against a backdrop of economic woes.
David Ritchie, CEO at Bovis Homes, tells CNBC that they are debt free as a business and moving forward with strong growth prospects for 2013.
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