An index of so-called pending home sales from Realtors, which represents signed contracts, not closings, was basically flat in July.» Read More
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac exacerbated the mortgage crisis and that's why the government should get out of the home loan business, former Wells Fargo CEO Richard Kovacevich told CNBC.
Bank of America reached a $10 billion settlement with Fannie Mae to resolve claims related to the sale and delivery of residential mortgage loans.
The United States dominates the list of places that global commercial real estate investors would prefer to put their money this year, while China has lost some luster and Turkey has added sparkle, according to a survey of international investors.
Jim Walker, Founder and CEO, Asianomics says the new Basel III regulations may give banks more breathing room, but won't result in a much-needed shrinking of balance sheets.
Tim Murphy, Founder & CEO, IP Global says the housing recovery is underway in the U.S. He lists the company's best and worst regional picks for residential property investments.
You don't have to be the Earl of Grantham to own your own British country estate. But it helps to have a royal-sized fortune. Here's what it costs to buy, own and maintain a grand estate in the U.K.
Housing bulls are running again. So why be cautious now?
Kelvin Tay, Regional CIO, Southern APAC, UBS Wealth Management doesn't think local government debt is a very big concern in China, and dismisses the debt figures Guangzhou has released.
Fears of tax hikes in 2013 sent sales of high-end Manhattan properties soaring.
CNBC's Diana Olick reports sales of condos and apartments jumped 40% from a year ago, driven in part by tax law changes and low mortgage rates.
Applications for U.S. home mortgages fell last week for the third consecutive week as refinancings fell to the lowest level since last April, an industry group said on Wednesday.
Paul Donovan, global economist at UBS points to moderate increases in UK property prices with banks slowly starting to lend to prospective homeowners.
Andy Xie, Independent Economist is skeptical of a pick-up in the global economy in 2013 as he doesnt see fundamental changes in the major economies. He also cautions against China's economy and property market.
Andy Xie, Independent Economist discusses the state of the property markets in Hong Kong and Singapore. He says China's property market is a "smoke-screen" to confuse investors.
Get help with your down payment for that new home? Be sure your mortgage lender can track where the money came from, preferably to a close relative.
CNBC's Diana Olick reports housing stocks are up on two big tax breaks in the "fiscal cliff" deal passed last night in the House.
Now that there's a "Cliff" deal, the housing market is on firmer ground today, and here's why.
CNBC's Diana Olick provides the outlook for real estate in 2013. Also, tips on how to play the housing recovery, with David Goldberg UBS analyst.
CNBC's Diana Olick provides an outlook on the housing sector in 2013.
CNBC's Rick Santelli looks at the "good" and "bad" in the housing recovery.