Real Estate


  • China Home Sales Surge, Tighter Property Rules Seen Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 5:00 AM ET

    China's home price inflation may be steeper than official data suggest, with a near quadrupling of home sales in the capital last week after the government unveiled tax plans to curb speculation.

  • Great Rotation Is Already in Effect: Pro Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 10:07 PM ET
    Pro: Mass Migration From Bonds to Equities

    Jonathan Pain, author of The Pain Report, explains why he thinks the mass migration from bonds to equities is in full flow. He maintains his bullish stance on long-term equities.

  • Look Inside This $49M NJ Mansion Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 11:52 AM ET
    Look Inside This $49M NJ Mansion

    CNBC's Robert Frank takes you inside one of the most expensive properties for sale in New Jersey. (3:22)

  • Jumbo Mortgage Divide Starts Shrinking Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 1:55 PM ET

    Even as mortgage rates begin to rise, the difference between conforming and jumbo loan rates is shrinking, and that is good news for buyers of higher-priced homes.

  • Take a Stroll Through China's Ghost Cities Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 1:35 PM ET
    Residential apartment buildings stand in the new district of Kangbashi in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China.

    They look like any other city, but with one difference: No people. And in many cases, they feature miles and miles of empty apartments and office buildings. The following photos are graphic signs of China's property bubble.

  • More Jobs in Housing, but Workers Aren't Returning Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 10:17 AM ET
    Workers build a new home at the Pulte Homes Fireside at Norterra-Skyline housing development in Phoenix, Arizona.

    Builders are clearly acting on the big jump in new home orders, but those jobs numbers could actually be higher, were they not hamstrung by a severe lack of workers.

  • Are Asia's Property Markets Too Hot to Handle? Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 11:39 PM ET
    What China's New Leadership Means for the Property Market

    Recent real estate cooling measures in China, Hong Kong and Singapore may help to remove speculators from the markets, but analysts say there's not much more governments can do to suppress prices.

  • China, HK Real Estate Markets to Thrive: Pro Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 8:39 PM ET
    Residential and commercial property in Hong Kong, China.

    Both China and Hong Kong's real estate markets are going to thrive, said the CEO of Mapletree Greater China Commercial Trust, Cindy Chow.

  • Mapletree: Optimistic on China Real Estate Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 6:41 PM ET
    Mapletree CEO: Optimistic on China and Hong Kong Property

    Mapletree Trust CEO Cindy Chow tells CNBC why she is not fretting over fears of a property bubble in China and Hong Kong.

  • Atlanta, Georgia's Real Estate Market Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 1:45 PM ET
    Atlanta, Georgia's Real Estate Market

    Jo Gipson of Atlanta Intown Real Estate Services, shares how the real estate market is heating up in Atlanta, Georgia.

  • ‘We’re in Nirvana for Housing’: Ivy Zelman Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 1:18 PM ET
    'We're In Nirvana for Housing': Zelman

    Several factors are setting up for a bullish real estate market, Zelman & Associates CEO Ivy Zelman says.

  • Housing Recovery Leaves Some Behind Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 12:14 PM ET

    While the national housing picture may look brighter, certain states are still mired in a mess of distressed homes. They are the state that require a judge in the foreclosure process.

  • JP Morgan's Fang Rules Out Property Crash Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 6:13 PM ET
    JP Morgan's Fang Rules Out Property Crash

    China's property sector will avoid a U.S. style property crash despite investor concerns over rising housing prices, according to Fang Fang, CEO of JPMorgan China Investment Banking.

  • No US-Style Housing Crash in China: JPMorgan Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 9:51 PM ET

    China's property sector is not headed for a U.S. style crash, said Fang Fang, chief executive officer for China investment banking at JPMorgan Chase.

  • ‘Wealth Effect’ Driven More by Homes Than Stocks Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 4:43 PM ET

    In pure dollar terms, Americans are nearly as wealthy as ever, but only if housing continues to strengthen will the so-called 'wealth effect' kick in.

  • What $200,000 Buys in World's Most Expensive City Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 11:10 AM ET
    The Tour Odéon site is located on the eastern side of Monaco on the border with France.

    Not much. In Monaco, the globe's priciest real-estate market, the average home costs more than $5,300 a square foot.

  • Demand Drives Vegas Housing Recovery Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 11:07 AM ET
    Demand Drives Vegas Housing Recovery

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports housing starts are up 96 percent in Las Vegas, but that might be because there is nothing to buy - people just aren't selling.

  • Mortgage Apps Surged Last Week as Rates Fell: MBA Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 7:37 AM ET
    4 ways to pay off your mortgage earlier

    Applications for home mortgages rebounded last week as interest rates tumbled, data from an industry group showed on Wednesday.

  • Distressed Home Sales Bolster Recovering Market Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 6:35 AM ET

    U.S. home prices rose as more homeowners turned to distressed sales rather than foreclosure, in another sign the recovery in the housing market is gaining traction, data from CoreLogic showed on Tuesday.

  • How to Play China Property Now? Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 4:00 AM ET
    How to Play China Property Now?

    Nicole Wong, regional head of property research at CLSA in Hong Kong, recommends to invest in diversified developers, the national ones.

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