Real Estate


  • 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.

  • Starwood Capital's Sternlicht on New Market High Tuesday, 5 Mar 2013 | 4:26 PM ET
    Starwood Capital's Sternlicht on New Market High

    Is the real estate market heating up? Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital Group, weighs in.

  • Here's What Is Fueling the Housing Boom in Vegas Tuesday, 5 Mar 2013 | 9:28 AM ET
    A recently constructed home stands next to a home under construction in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.

    Supplies of homes in Las Vegas are down 57 percent from a year ago and housing starts are up 96 percent, according to Applied Analysis, a Las Vegas research firm.

  • Housing: Picking Up the Pieces Tuesday, 5 Mar 2013 | 9:39 AM ET

    In October 2007, the housing market was in the direct path of a massive foreclosure storm. Today, it is still picking up the pieces.

  • Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will form a joint venture for securitizing home loans that could end up replacing the two government-controlled mortgage finance giants.

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