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  • The phrase “rent to own,” might be familiar, but its meaning might not be clear to every renter or homebuyer.

  • Bair on Regulation In Hotel Industry

    Former FDIC Chair Sheila Bair discusses the future of regulation in regards to the hotel industry and commercial real estate, with CNBC's Simon Hobbs.

  • December Existing Home Sales Down 1%

    Existing home sales fell 1 percent in December, when the Street was expecting a 5 percent gain, reports CNBC's Diana Olick.

  • "The greatest concern in the market is the inventory situation," said Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Associate of Realtors.

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    Home resales unexpectedly fell in December as fewer people put their properties on the market, although not by enough to derail the boost housing will likely provide to the economy this year.

  • We are starting 2013 on a bit of a high note, The Mercadien Group's Ken Kamen said. Here are some macro themes that make him very optimistic.

  • Countries that are most popular with retirees have great climates and low costs of living. One country like this is Ecuador. Read ahead to find out more and see if it’s the retirement destination for you.

  • From Beverly Hills mansion to beach house to penthouse, these are the most expensive rentals on the market.

  • Signage is displayed on the CBS Corp. Television City building in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

    CBS shares shot higher Thursday on the company's announcement Wednesday afternoon about its plans to spin off its billboard business. Here's how the move will unlock value for shareholders.

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    Esteemed economist Robert Shiller worries that positive housing data may be a bit misleading.

  • Dolly Lenz, Vice Chairman of Prudential Douglas Elliman.

    Mega-broker Dolly Lenz has sold over $8.5 billion dollars in high-end properties owned by clients like Barbra Streisand and Billy Joel. Now she's sharing inside tips with you.

  • The December numbers beat expectations by a lot and sent the stocks of the public home builders higher and prompted housing analysts to exclaim bullish headlines, but here's what they failed to mention.

  • New Rules Aim to Clean Up Mortgage Services

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is unveiling new rules for mortgage servicers.

  • 4 ways to pay off your mortgage earlier

    New rules could make mortgage servicing more expensive, especially for those specialty servicers and level the playing field between them and the big bank servicers.

  • Builder sentiment edged up just one point in October, according to an industry association index.

    Despite big earnings gains from the big public builders, overall confidence among the nation's home builders took a pause in January.

  • For nine straight months, national home prices have been in the positive, and the gains are only getting larger.

  • These residences were created from buildings that formerly served other purposes, like churches, water towers, a hospital and more.

  • Inside New York City's Most Expensive Homes: Pt 1

    Super broker Dolly Lenz takes her west coast partner, Aaron Kirman, through one of the most exclusive and expensive apartments available in NYC and CNBC were the only cameras allowed inside this mega-home.

  • Applications for U.S. home mortgages rose for a second straight week following three weeks of declines, data from an industry group showed on Wednesday.

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    Singapore and Hong Kong now have identical 15 percent levies to slow the foreign money that has added fuel to their overheated property markets - measures that will help first-time buyers but throw the spotlight on investors' next targets.

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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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  • Track the latest moves in sales, prices and inventory in some of the largest housing markets across the country.