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  • 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.

  • BofA in $10 Billion Loan Settlement With Fannie Mae Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 7:32 AM ET
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    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.

  • Basel III Won't Change Banks' Behavior: Pro Sunday, 6 Jan 2013 | 7:15 PM ET
    Basel III Rules Won't Change Banks' Behaviour: Pro

    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.

  • The Best Housing Markets to Invest in Sunday, 6 Jan 2013 | 7:35 PM ET
    The Best Housing Markets to Invest in

    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.

  • What It Would Cost to Own Your Own Downton Abbey Friday, 4 Jan 2013 | 4:12 PM ET
    Highclere Castle

    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.

  • Already Time to Throw Up Caution Signs on Housing? Friday, 4 Jan 2013 | 2:27 PM ET

    Housing bulls are running again. So why be cautious now?

  • Chinese Government Debt Not A Major Issue Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 7:40 PM ET
    Local Govt Debt Not A Major Issue in China: Pro

    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.

  • Manhattan Property Sales Spike on Fears of Tax Hikes Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 11:22 AM ET
    781 Fifth Avenue - $95,000,000

    Fears of tax hikes in 2013 sent sales of high-end Manhattan properties soaring.

  • Fiscal Fear Drives Manhattan Apartment Sales Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 10:25 AM ET
    Fiscal Fear Drives Manhattan Apartment Sales

    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.

  • Mortgage Applications Fall for a Third Straight Week Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 7:21 AM ET

    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.

  • UK Property Prices: On the Rise? Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 2:00 AM ET
    UK Property Prices: On the Rise?

    Paul Donovan, global economist at UBS points to moderate increases in UK property prices with banks slowly starting to lend to prospective homeowners.

  • Is a Global Recovery in Sight? Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 6:50 PM ET
    Is a Global Recovery in Sight?

    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.

  • Dealing With Asia's Property Bubble Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 6:20 PM ET
    Dealing With Asia's Property Bubble

    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.

  • Home Lenders May Take a Hard Look at Your Gift Horse Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 12:56 PM ET

    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.

  • 'Cliff' Vote Win For Housing Stocks Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 10:19 AM ET
    'Cliff' Vote Win For Housing Stocks

    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.

  • Why 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal Will Help the Housing Recovery Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 11:33 AM ET

    Now that there's a "Cliff" deal, the housing market is on firmer ground today, and here's why.

  • Best Housing Plays Next Year Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | 11:45 AM ET
    Best Housing Plays Next Year

    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.

  • New Surge in Housing Next Year? Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | 7:54 AM ET
    New Surge in Housing Next Year?

    CNBC's Diana Olick provides an outlook on the housing sector in 2013.

  • Santelli Takes a Closer Look at Foreclosures Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 10:50 AM ET
    Santelli Takes a Closer Look at Foreclosures

    CNBC's Rick Santelli looks at the "good" and "bad" in the housing recovery.

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