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  • Construction workers are seen on the job at a new housing development in San Mateo, California.

    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.

  •  Bovis Homes CEO: Market in 2013 Will Be Stable but Challenging

    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.

  • Residential and commercial property in Hong Kong, China.

    Hong Kong is imposing higher stamp duties and home loan curbs on property transactions, officials said on Friday.

  • Housing 'Boomerang Buyers'

    YouWalkAway.com counseled homeowners on how to voluntarily walk away from their mortgages just a few years ago, reports CNBC's Diana Olick. The website recently released a survey showing 80 percent expressed their desire to purchase another home in the next 12 months.

  • Home sales are slowly climbing back thanks in some part to the so-called "strategic defaulters" - investors and homeowners who once walked away from their commitments but are now coming back to the market.

  • Homeowners who received help on their second mortgage are still facing foreclosure on their first mortgage, according to housing advocates, the New York Times reports.

  • A potential buyer speaks with a real estate agent at a residential property fair in Shanghai, China.

    Speculation that the Chinese government will implement further measures to cool the country's bubbly property market has sent stocks of major Chinese developers tumbling in recent weeks. But analysts tell CNBC this provides investors an opportunity to hunt for bargains.

  • China's new home prices rose an average of 0.8 percent in January from a year earlier, snapping 10 months of decline and raising the risk Beijing may seek to bolster a three-year campaign to curb property inflation.

  • China Needs to Get Realistic With Property: Pro

    Alan Jin, Property Analyst, Asia ex-Japan, Mizuho Securities Asia says Beijing needs to prevent home prices from increasing too fast rather than adopt controlling measures.

  • Secret Ways to Make Money in Housing

    Jack Micenko, Susquehanna Financial Group analyst, explains why he is negative on the entire housing industry but reveals another way to make money in the sector.

  • Fewer U.S. homeowners owe more on their mortgages than their homes are currently worth, according to a new report.

  • Just three months after Hong Kong rolled out a tough new round of property cooling measures, home prices have again climbed to record highs with demand unusually strong for new flats.

  • Bruce Springsteen performance during the 'Get Out The Vote' Event With Bill Clinton And Bruce Springsteen at Tri-C Western Campus Field House on October 18, 2012 in Parma, Ohio.

    The Jersey Shore house where Bruce Springsteen wrote his breakthrough album "Born to Run" just hit the market. Baby he was born to sell!

  • A $50.7 billion Superstorm Sandy aid package was voted through the House of Representatives recently. The funding would be spent on New York and New Jersey transit systems and for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's disaster relief fund.

    Massive government budget cuts set to go into effect March 1 would be, "deeply destructive" to all aspects of the housing market, US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan told a Senate panel last week. Here's why.

  • Applications for U.S. home mortgages fell for a second straight week as both refinancing and loan requests for new mortgages eased last week, an industry group said on Wednesday.

  • Toll Brothers, Inc. (EPR) Brick house on the lake

    Toll Brothers, the largest luxury home builder in the U.S., reported first-quarter results well below analysts' estimates, hurt by lower selling prices and higher costs.

  • Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing's Cheung Kong Holdings just sold all 360 rooms in the budget range Apex Horizon hotel in Kowloon, to hundreds of enthusiastic buyers.

  • A sign reading "Visit our pilot housing, funded by Bankia" stands near new residential apartment blocks under construction in Navalcarnero, near Madrid, Spain.

    Banks in Spain may take bigger losses than they hoped this year on real estate repossessed from borrowers, as they compete for buyers with the agency clearing up the weaker banks.

  • Santelli: What's Blocking Housing Recovery?

    CNBC's Rick Santelli talks with Edward Pinto, American Enterprise Institute about turning the corner and rebuilding the housing sector.

  • As we enter the first stages of real recovery, it is more important than ever, for home owners, buyers and investors, to hone in on local markets to see what is and what is not putting housing back on a strong foundation and which regions are leading or lagging.

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    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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