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  • 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.

  • Pending Home Sales Rise 1.7 Percent, Beat Forecast Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 10:01 AM ET
    Is There a Housing Shortage?

    A measure of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes increased last month to its highest level in two and a half years, the latest sign of improvement in the housing market.

  • Government Refi Idea Gets Chilly Reception Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012 | 4:23 PM ET

    The Treasury Department is considering a plan to expand the government's refinancing program, but the idea is getting a chilly reception from a mortgage investor group.

  • Latest Numbers Show Strength in Housing Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012 | 10:44 AM ET
    Latest Numbers Show Strength in Housing

    Cameron Findlay, Discover Home Loans chief economist, provides an outlook on housing in 2013.

  • Home Prices Post Gains as Recovery Keeps Pace Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012 | 10:45 AM ET

    Home prices rose in October, reinforcing the view the domestic real estate market is improving and should bolster the economy in 2013.

  • US May Expand Mortgage Refinance Program: Report Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012 | 6:30 AM ET

    The U.S. government is considering expanding its mortgage refinancing program to include borrowers whose mortgages are not backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the Wall Street Journal reported.

  • America's Most Expensive Homes 2012 Friday, 21 Dec 2012 | 3:56 PM ET

    The year’s most expensive homes on the market are not necessarily massive; some are spacious New York penthouses without enough square footage to even qualify as a mansion. See them all, starting from $60 million on up.

  • "I think housing is going to continue to improve," says Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics. "So for the next 3 or 4 years we will see better home sales, more housing construction and higher house prices. All of which is good news for the economic recovery."

  • Mortgage Recovery Still Rocky Friday, 21 Dec 2012 | 1:16 PM ET
    Could Housing Be the Antidote to the 'Fiscal Cliff'?

    Home prices and home buyer confidence are rising in tandem, as the housing recovery appears to be gaining steam

  • Moody's Mark Zandi predicts that economic growth will stay in the 2% to 2.5% range over the next year, roughly the same level as three years ago when the economy was starting to recover from the 2008 recession.

  • Million Dollar Winter Wonderland Homes Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 10:30 AM ET

    These retreats in snowy areas are ideal for hitting the slopes and relaxing by the fire, with plenty of wintery views and indoor diversions.

  • Existing Home Sales Up 5.9 % in November Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 10:02 AM ET
    Existing Home Sales Up 5.9 % in Novemeber

    CNBC's Diana Olick breaks down the latest numbers on housing. Also, Richard Smith, President & CEO of Realogy, shares his views on current housing trends and mortgage rates.

  • Higher-End Homes Finally Selling Again Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 11:36 AM ET

    Sales of existing homes beat expectations in November, with Realtors reporting a surprisingly modest effect in the Northeast from Superstorm Sandy. An even bigger surprise was a huge gain in activity among higher-end homes.

  • Should You Jump Into US Property Stocks? Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 6:50 PM ET
    Is It Too Late to Jump into US Property Stocks?

    Stephen Davies, CEO, Javelin Wealth Management discusses his top sector picks for 2013. He says the fundamentals of the U.S. property market are improving and foresees double digit returns on the sector.

  • Rising Mortgage Rates Spook Housing Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 11:21 AM ET
    Good News Keeps Coming for Housing as Starts Surge

    Even with mortgage rates hovering near record lows, it doesn’t take much to send borrowers running for the hills.

  • 'Virtuous Cycle' of Low Interest Rates Gives Savers Hope Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 8:27 AM ET

    Demand for new houses moves us closer to the day when the Fed will raise rates, lending relief to long-suffering savers and bond investors.

  • Housing Starts Fall as Sandy Slows Northeast Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 8:30 AM ET
    Borrowing to Build Your Own Home

    U.S. builders broke ground on fewer houses in November as super storm Sandy slowed building in the Northeast.

  • The Five Largest Landowners in America Tuesday, 18 Dec 2012 | 5:06 PM ET
    John Malone

    Two brothers from Texas who own some 431 square miles of Montana ranch land don't break into the top 30 landowners in America.

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  • Diana Olick

    Diana Olick serves as CNBC's real estate correspondent as well as the editor of the Realty Check section on CNBC.com.

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