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Rally in FAANG stocks are a 'head fake,' says investor

Tony Scherrer of Smead Capital Management says investors should sell FAANG stocks and buy "disregarded" stocks such as banks or home builders.

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Retirees are flocking to these 3 states — and fleeing these 3 states in droves

New Mexico has the top honor of being the number one retirement destination, according to a study from United Van Lines. Here's what you should know before you leave your state for a new locale.

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Mortgage purchase applications hit highest level in 9 years

Two weeks of rising rates are taking their toll on homeowners hoping to refinance, but homebuyers are not pulling back.

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Homebuilder sentiment inches higher, but affordability is still a problem

Builder confidence rose 1 point to 63 in April on the monthly National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.

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General Electric agrees to pay $1.5 billion civil penalty

CNBC's Dom Chu reports on the settlement reached between General Electric and the Department of Justice. General Electric agreed to pay a $1.5 billion penalty for allegations related to subprime lending unit

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Mortgage demand is up quite a bit: Quicken Loans founder

Dan Gilbert, founder and chairman of Quicken Loans, and Jay Farner, CEO of Quicken Loans, joins CNBC's "Squawk Box" to discuss the state of the mortgage sector as home buyers prepare for spring.

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People are refinancing their mortgages, says Quicken Loans chairman

Dan Gilbert, founder and chairman of Quicken Loans and owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, joins 'Squawk Box' to discuss the state of the mortgage sector as homebuyers prepare for spring.

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China developer Soho wins 'feng shui' lawsuit against blog who claimed its property was unlucky

A Chinese court ruled that a blog operator must apologize and pay nearly $30,000 to real estate developer Soho China for reputational damage.

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Ollie's Bargain Outlet CEO: We'll open 950 stores — 'Brick and mortar isn't dead'

The discount retailer plans to soon expand to 25 states, while its store count currently stands at 318 with four more in the pipeline, Ollie's CEO Mark Butler says.

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California plan aims to slash state's child poverty rate in half by 2039

A bill pending in the California Legislature sets an ambitious goal of cutting the state's child poverty rate in half by 2039 and also eliminating the number of kids in "deep poverty" by 2024.

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Rent vs buy is a matter of financial AND emotional decisions

Unless you are flush with cash, you need to be thorough in your analysis when deciding to rent or buy a home. Diana Olick explains.

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Mortgage refinace boom goes bust as rates shift higher

A turnaround in interest rates turned borrowers back on their heels last week, deflating a quick boom in refinance demand.

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Zillow's home-flipping plan too risky even with new CEO: Cramer

"I liked the old Zillow, even if it was slowing down a bit, as it was a lot less risky. I'm not yet sold on the new Zillow, even with a much better class of CEO," Jim Cramer says.

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Cramer: Zillow's home-flipping plan is too risky even with a new CEO

"I liked the old Zillow, even if it was slowing down a bit, as it was a lot less risky. I'm not yet sold on the new Zillow, even with a much better class of CEO," Jim Cramer says.

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Cramer: Zillow's home-flipping plan is too risky even with a new CEO

"I liked the old Zillow, even if it was slowing down a bit, as it was a lot less risky. I'm not yet sold on the new Zillow, even with a much better class of CEO," Jim Cramer says.

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It would cost $12.7 billion to end homelessness in the San Francisco Bay region, a new report says

The estimated cost to end homelessness in the San Francisco Bay Area is $12.7 billion and additional billions annually to fund ongoing services to the needy, according to a report released Wednesday.

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3 ways to invest in real estate when you don't have loads of cash

Diana Olick explains how even if you aren't ready to buy your forever home, you can still invest in real estate to help your bottom line.

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1 in 5 homeowners is making this costly mistake — and it could ruin their finances

Own a home? Set that dream remodeling a job aside for a moment and ask yourself whether you can cover the out-of-pocket cost of a surprise home repair. Here's what you should know.

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Senate Dems attack Trump tax cuts with proposal to expand credits for children and poor families

The plan doesn't include tax increases on the wealthy or corporations — measures embraced by several Democratic presidential candidates.

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Use money "parties" to take control of your finances

Money coach, Ashley Feinstein Gerstley breaks down her four tools to take control of your finances as a couple.

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Climate change will crush real estate values for investors who don't prepare, new report says

"Risks such as sea-level rise and heat stress will increasingly highlight the vulnerability not only of individual assets and locations, but of entire metropolitan areas," a new report from the Urban Land Institute said.

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These 40 cities may see housing prices decline, survey says

Some urban areas are already underwater when it comes to foreclosure and delinquency rates. And that could hurt your home's value.

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Home sellers are suddenly much more optimistic — and you can thank lower mortgage rates

Lower mortgage rates are likely behind a surge in positive housing sentiment, which could help rev up what started as a sluggish spring season.

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Here's how investing in home equity works

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on how investors are putting money into home equity.

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We don't need Fannie or Freddie for a fixed mortgage rate, says expert

President Trump released a memorandum last week on finance reform. Peter Wallison, AEI fellow, joins 'The Exchange' to discuss how the memorandum could cause a U.S. housing crisis.

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Need cash? Now you can sell the equity in your home to investors

There is a new way to take cash out of your home with no monthly payments and no interest. It's not a loan. It's not a mortgage. It is a contract with an investor who wants to purchase some of your home equity in cash—but it can be costly in the end.

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This start-up wants to help teachers buy their own homes

America's teachers are under financial pressure with student loan debt and low salaries, but one start-up is attempting to help our educators generate wealth through homeownership. Alex Lofton, co-founder and head of growth at Landed, a company offering down payment support and financial coaching to educators in the market for a home, joins "Squawk Box" along with an investor in the ...

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Home prices hit record, as higher-end listings dominate spring market

If you're shopping for a cheap home this spring, good luck. The median value of homes listed for sale in March hit a record $300,000, according to realtor.com.

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Real estate in the UK is a 'two-speed market': Knight Frank

Andrew Hay of Knight Frank says buyers are waiting for the moment of "maximum opportunity" to get best value in the residential property market in the U.K. He also says that this "moment" could be "quite close."

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Weekly mortgage refinances spike 39% after huge rate drop

The biggest one-week rate drop in a decade unleashed a run on refinances, although it did not especially spur spring buyers.

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Billionaire Ken Griffin's $238 million apartment boosted average Manhattan real estate prices 10%

Without Ken Griffin's real estate deal, the average sales price in the first quarter would have been $2,006,952, said Jonathan Miller, CEO of appraisal and research firm Miller Samuel.

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Manhattan real estate sales fall for sixth straight quarter — longest losing streak in 30 years

The drop stems from an over-supply of high-end and highly priced apartments, a lack of foreign buyers and the new federal tax law that has hit real estate in high-tax states.

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Towns beyond the suburbs are hot again, here's why

Laura Kusisto, The Wall Street Journal's U.S. housing reporter, and CNBC's Diana Olick join 'The Exchange' to discuss why more home buyers are moving farther away for affordable housing even if it means a longer commute.

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Home prices are about to heat up again as interest rates fall

Home price gains are about to take off, according to Corelogic. The real estate data and analytics company is predicting that annual gains in home prices could hit close to 5 percent by 2020, thanks to falling interest rates.

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Real estate website Zillow expands into the mortgage business

Zillow announces a new "Home Loans" division that will allow users shopping for mortgages to receive financing directly from the company.

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Residents in this metro area saw their taxes rise by more than $2,600

Lofty home prices aren't the only scary thing in Silicon Valley; property taxes assessed to more expensive dwellings are also rising.

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NY mansion tax expected to raise $365 million per year

New York real-estate just had its worst quarter since the financial crisis. The state's answer: higher real estate taxes. CNBC's Robert Frank reports.

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Watch two experts debate the merits of taxing the wealthy at higher rates

New York real estate just had its worst quarter since the financial crisis. The state's answer: higher real estate taxes. Mike Konczal, fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, and Dave McIntosh, president for the Club for Growth, join "Squawk Box" to discuss the merits of a progressive tax system such as the one New York is undertaking.

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Alexandria Real Estate CEO breaks down what ag-tech means

Joel Marcus, Alexandria Real Estate Equities CEO, joins CNBC's "Power Lunch" to talk about ag-tech and what it means for the real estate industry.

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4.9 million homeowners could reduce their loan rates

A drop in interest rates made millions of mortgage borrowers eligible to refinance. CNBC's Diana Olick reports.

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Nearly 5 million homeowners can now save money on their mortgages

A sharp drop in interest rates last week suddenly made millions more borrowers eligible for a mortgage refinance.

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New home sales rise to 11-month high in February

Sales of new U.S. single-family homes increased to an 11-month high in February and sales for January were revised higher, suggesting that lower mortgage rates were starting to lift the struggling housing market.

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London house prices suffer their biggest drop in 10 years as Brexit fears bite

Brexit fears are keeping London's property market on edge.

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Here's the major risk facing the rally in homebuilding stocks

The SPDR S&P Homebuilder ETF is having its best quarter since 2012, but analysts are growing concerned that weak housing starts could put a lid on the gains.

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Lower mortgages bring more home buyers: Redfin CEO

Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman joins CNBC's "Power Lunch" to discuss the health of the housing market as mortgage rates see their biggest weekly drop in a decade.

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Warren Buffett says realtors are not a cartel

Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffett sits down with CNBC's Becky Quick in Grapevine Texas at an event for Hand-up Success. The two discuss the state of the economy and his investment strategy.

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Mortgage rates see biggest weekly drop in a decade

Homebuyers got a big boost to their purchasing power this week thanks to falling mortgage rates.

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Pending home sales drop 1% in February, despite lower mortgage rates

The supply of homes for sale has been rising steadily, up over 3 percent in February compared with a year ago.

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HUD charges Facebook with housing discrimination

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is charging Facebook with housing discrimination. HUD is alleging that Facebook's practice of targeted advertising violates the Fair Housing Act by "encouraging, enabling, and causing" unlawful discrimination by restricting who can view housing ads.

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Trump administration charges Facebook with 'discriminatory' housing advertising practices

Until last week, Facebook allowed employers or landlords to limit their audiences on the basis of race, ethnicity or gender.

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Weekly mortgage applications surge nearly 9% on lower rates

Applications to refinance jumped 12 percent for the week as homeowners rushed to take advantage of attractive rates.

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Nobel Prize winner Robert Shiller: Housing market 'looking a little bit weaker'

Nobel Prize winner Robert Shiller says that despite a strong housing market since 2012, homebuyers do not seem as excited. Low unemployment rates in the U.S. are helping drive the market up. Shiller also says Donald Trump and his family's lifestyle might be contributing to people feeling like, they too, can live in extravagant homes. However, he says "there could be a change in sentiment ...

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CNBC's Robert Frank explains what may happen to the pied-a-terre tax

CNBC's Robert Frank reports on the controversy over the pied-a-terre tax, which is a tax that applies to second homes valued at over $5 million in New York.

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Mortgage rates continue to drop

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on the continued drop in mortgage rates after the Federal Reserve's decision last week to leave interest rates unchanged for the rest of the year.

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Homebuyers face far fewer bidding wars as the housing market cools off

During the first three weeks of March, a mere 16 percent of Redfin buyer offers faced a bidding war, compared with 61 percent a year earlier.

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Nobel Prize winner Robert Shiller: Housing market 'not as exciting'

Nobel Prize winner Robert Shiller says that despite a strong housing market since 2012, homebuyers do not seem as excited. Low unemployment rates in the U.S. are helping drive the market up.

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Weekly mortgage applications surge on lower rates

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on newly released mortgage application data.

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Support wanes for NY tax on multi-million dollar second homes

CNBC's Robert Frank reports on the controversial "Pied-A-Terre" tax proposal, which is now in jeopardy. The policy that would impose a tax on multi-million dollar second-homes in New York City may be headed to the scrap heap.

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China's proposed property tax could have a 'huge impact': Soho China

Zhang Xin, CEO of Soho China, says it is a "really hard time" for Beijing to introduce a property tax because the country's economy is "soft."

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Cramer: Blooming season has come for Home Depot, Lowe's, Lennar, and D.R. Horton

Jim Cramer says investors shouldn't panic about February's weak housing starts because the market is about to rebound.

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UN accuses Blackstone Group of 'wreaking havoc,' fueling global housing crisis, The Guardian reports

The U.N.'s housing advisor singles out Blackstone's practices in a critique of the role of private equity in the housing market, The Guardian reports.

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High-end housing market is slower, says chief economist

Lawrence Yun, National Association of Realtors chief economist, and CNBC's Diana Olick join 'The Exchange' to discuss the health of the housing industry and what it come mean for the future.

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Want to sell your home? Hurry up and list it next week

Homes listed in the first week of April get 14 percent more online views and are likely to sell six days faster than during the rest of the year.

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The American Dream still exists; millennials just can't afford it

For young adults, sky-high rents and unprecedented student loan debt reduce the likelihood of being able to buy a first home.

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Home prices in January see smallest gain in nearly 4 years: S&P Case-Shiller

Prices are rising, but the gains are shrinking, since fewer buyers are able to afford the homes available for sale.

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US housing starts total 1.16 million in February, vs 1.21 million expected

Housing starts were expected to total 1.21 million in February, in line with the prior month's 1.23 million. CNBC's Rick Santelli reports.

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US housing starts fall in February on weak single-family homebuilding

U.S. homebuilding fell more than expected in February as construction of single-family homes dropped to more than a 1-1/2-year low.

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How to trade the homebuilder ETFs

Dave Nadig, ETF.com, and Mary Ann Bartels, Bank of America, join 'ETF Edge' to discuss how they're watching the homebuilder ETFs.

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Right now is a 'really hard time' for China to introduce a property tax

Zhang Xin, chief executive of real estate developer Soho China, said on Saturday that the country's economy is too "soft" for a property tax.

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Loan officer explains his best tips for finding the best mortgage

CNBC's "Power Lunch" team and Diana Olick are joined by Matt Weaver, Cross Country Mortgage loan officer and vice president of sales, to discuss what home buyers best mortgage options are.

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Existing home sales jump 11.8 percent in February

Bill Smead, Smead Capital Management CEO and CIO, joins 'The Exchange' to discuss why housing is staying strong despite concerns of a slowing economy.

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Mortgage rates are now breaking to new lower territory, and they could stay there for months

The average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage is falling again today, as investors rush into the bond market. Mortgage rates loosely follow the yield on the 10-year Treasury. Lower rates area already igniting home buying.

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Home sales make record jump, proving how sensitive buyers are to mortgage rates

Sales of existing homes skyrocketed a whopping 11.8 percent in February compared with January, according to the National Association of Realtors.

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Climate change is taking a toll on the $20 billion ski industry — here's how resorts are adjusting

Snow sport seasons are getting shorter, due to warmer temperatures. That is already having a distinguishable financial impact on residential and resort properties that profit from snow.

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Climate change already taking a toll on the $20 billion ski industry

CNBC's Diana Olick takes a look a how climate change is affecting the $20 billion ski industry.

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Mortgage rates just tanked thanks to the Fed – and they could go even lower

The average rate on the popular 30-year fixed rate mortgage, which had been sitting for days at 4.40 percent, fell sharply to 4.34 percent.

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Weekly mortgage applications set a record for the third straight week

Lower rates are not giving mortgage demand any sizable boost, except when it comes to higher-end homes.

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Saudi Arabia is giving its capital a $23 billion makeover

Saudi Arabia will be pumping $23 billion into a massive beautification project for its capital Riyadh, its government has announced.

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CapitaLand CFO: Ascendas-Singbridge is 'complementary' to us

Andrew Lim of CapitaLand weighs in on the company's proposed acquisition of Ascendas-Singbridge. He says it will give CapitaLand the ability to deepen its presence in Singapore and China.

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Hong Kong is building an $80 billion artificial island to fix its housing shortage

Secretary for Development Michael Wong said in a speech Tuesday that around 1,000 hectares of land would be constructed to deal with Hong Kong's "serious shortage of land supply."

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BNP Paribas sees some "green shoots" in China

Chi Lo of BNP Paribas Asset Management says he sees "green shoots" in China's property market and economy. He says the rebound is real estate investment was "spectacular."

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Entry-level home buying in the US could pick up soon: Investor

Bill Smead of Smead Capital Management discusses the Federal Reserve, interest rates and home buying in the U.S.

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Times Square is about to get a new 46-story tower that is basically a giant LED billboard

Contractors have started work on a project that will light up Times Square in New York, one of the most-visited places in the world. TSX Broadway, as it is known, will be a "branded beacon," 46 floors of retail, entertainment and accommodation.

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These are the best and worst cities for first-time home buyers

For first-time home buyers, these overlooked metro areas offer some of the biggest advantages — and less competition from other buyers.

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Here's how the tax cuts could impact the housing market

Joe Lavorgna, Natixis chief economist, and CNBC's Steve Liesman join 'The Exchange' to discuss how the tax cuts impact the housing market.

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Homebuilder sentiment holds steady despite a decline in mortgage rates

Mortgage rates rose throughout most of last year but have since fallen to below year-ago levels. That should help make all homes more affordable.

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Tech IPOs could impact San Francisco real estate, here's why

CNBC's Josh Lipton reports on how San Francisco housing could see an impact from the rise of tech IPOs as they brings in new employees.

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Get ready to pay more rent, even as home prices cool off

Home prices may be cooling off right now, but rents are heating up yet again. After taking a breather in 2018, rents for both single-family homes and multifamily apartments are now rising at the fastest pace in nearly a year, according to Zillow.

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Meet the man behind Hudson Yards New York

The Hudson Yards mall will appeal to low and high end consumers and aims to go beyond the traditional mall experience. Related Companies Founder and Chairman Stephen Ross, the man behind the mall, sits down with CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin to discuss the ten-year journey. They also touch on the U.S. economy, real estate in New York, the wealth tax and the fall out from Amazon rescinding its pla ...

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January new home sales drop nearly 7%

CNBC's Diana Olick discusses the fall in January new home sales.

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Bank of America CEO: Loan demand showing consistent growth

Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan joins 'The Exchange' to discuss how his company is working towards gender equality, mortgage lending, the state of housing, the U.S. economy and digital banking.

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Watch CNBC's full interview with Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan

Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan joins 'The Exchange' to discuss how his company is working towards gender equality, mortgage lending, the state of housing, the U.S. economy and digital banking.

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For homebuilders, 'the next few months are big'

Builders claim they're feeling better about their business, but the sales numbers are still not reflecting that. So all eyes are on the spring market, which could determine the fate of both the stocks and the earnings of the biggest builders.

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January new home sales fall short of expectations, down 6.9 percent

January new home sales were down from estimates. CNBC's Rick Santelli reports and Diana Olick explains the numbers.

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Weekly mortgage applications hit a record, but not a healthy one for housing

Mortgage interest rates are decidedly lower than a year ago, and home shoppers are buying, but most are wealthier consumers buying pricier homes.

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Average loan amount hit record $326,000 last week

Mortgage applications to buy a home spiked last week and with the average loan amount hitting a new record, there's signs of a new home buyer. CNBC's Diana Olick reports.

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Real estate mogul weighs in on a proposed tax on multi-million dollar second homes in New York

Howard Lorber, President and CEO of the Vector Group and Chairman of Douglas Elliman Realty, joins "Squawk Box" to discuss the future of New York real estate.

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We will see a 'clear' negative wealth effect in Australia: Economist

David Bassanese of BetaShares says the wealth effect is already in play in Australia. He notes that consumer spending has been weak following a decline in house prices.

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Australia's economy will remain in 'reasonable shape': Charter Hall

David Harrison of Charter Hall discusses the impact of Australia's economy on the company. He also talks about the firm's retail real estate business.

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NY senator makes the case for why he wants to tax multi-million dollar second homes

A plan to tax the rich on multi-million dollar second homes is gaining traction in New York City in order to raise funds for the MTA transit system. State Senator Brad Hoylman (D), who introduced the bill, joins "Squawk Box" to discuss the legislature's interest in the law.

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Tax on multi-million dollar second homes in New York gains traction in state legislature

CNBC's Robert Frank reports on a plan to tax the rich on multi-million dollar second homes that is gaining traction in New York City in order to raise funds for the MTA transit system.

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Jefferies' TJ Thornton on housing stocks to watch

of Jefferies breaks down the housing storm with CNBC's "Power Lunch" team.

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Are you a homeowner? Here's how much richer you are now

Strong demand for housing last year kept home prices surging, and that means more homeowners are now sitting on more cash in the form of home equity. Collectively, homeowners with mortgages saw their equity increase by just over 8 percent last year.

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US housing starts jump more than expected in January

U.S. homebuilding increased more than expected in January as construction of single-family housing rebounded after four straight monthly declines, but building permits for these units fell to the lowest level since mid-2017.

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We are a technology company that happens to sell tools: TTI chief

Joseph Galli of Techtronic Industries says the company doesn't use the slowing economy as an "excuse" and is focused on controlling its "destiny" in "good times and bad."

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Fed: Q4 sees largest drop in household net worth since financial crisis

CNBC's Steve Liesman reports on the largest household net worth decline since the financial crisis.

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Draghi trying to get in front of Euro zone recession, says Doubleline CIO

Jeffrey Sherman, Doubleline's Deputy CIO, joins 'Fast Money Halftime Report' to weigh in on the ECB's comments from this morning regarding slowing growth.

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This fire-resistant home is the next line of defense against climate change

It is impossible to build a fully fireproof home, but researchers are now focused on making homes at least fire resistant.

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This fire-resistant home is the next line of defense against climate change

Wildfires destroyed more U.S. homes and buildings last year than at any other point in recorded history. It is impossible to build a fully fire-proof home, but researchers are now laser focused on making homes at least fire-resistant. CNBC's Diana Olick reports.

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Weekly mortgage applications fall, but hint at who is buying homes today

A slight rise in interest rates caused a pullback in mortgage demand last week.

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China still has 'huge prospects' for wealth creation: Knight Frank

Nicholas Holt of Knight Frank discusses global real estate markets and the growth in populations of ultra-high-net-worth individuals.

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Fire-resistant homes could be answer to California's growing wildfire problem

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on how the increased risk of wildfires and disaster is a risk to homebuilders. Olick looks at the new ideas in home construction that help houses become wildfire resistant.

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New York regulators subpoena Trump Organization's insurer as part of big probe of business

The demand for documents came days after Michael Cohen told Congress that Trump had inflated company assets for insurance purposes.

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HGTV's 'Flip or Flop' host breaks down the house flipping market

CNBC's Tarek El Moussa, host of HGTV's "Flip or Flop," joins CNBC's "Power Lunch" team to discuss the state of flipping houses and the real estate market.

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Housing's at a plateau, and it's regionally sensitive: Expert

Fred Glick, U.S. Loans Mortgage CEO, joins 'The Exchange' to discuss the spring housing market and what housing data could mean for the future of the market.

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Trump rises 51 spots on Forbes billionaires list — but his net worth stays flat at $3.1 billion

President Donald Trump rose 51 spots in Forbes' annual ranking of billionaires, the magazine reported Tuesday, despite his net worth remaining the same since last year.

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US new home sales hit 7-month high, services sector rebounds

Sales of new U.S. single-family homes rose to a seven-month high in December, but November's outsized jump was revised lower, pointing to continued weakness in the housing market.

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Home prices could be on the verge of heating up again, according to a new report

Home prices in January rose at the slowest pace in nearly seven years, but buyers shouldn't feel too confident.

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Do this when shopping for a mortgage and you could save $430 (in interest) in the first year

Shopping around for better interest rates could help you save substantial money when taking out a new mortgage.

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US construction spending unexpectedly falls in December

U.S. construction spending unexpectedly fell in December as investment in both private and public projects dropped, further evidence the economy lost momentum at the tail end of 2018.

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Chinese real estate investors are 'missing' a good deal: Polsinelli

Dan Flanigan of Polsinelli says Chinese investors are missing a "very good deal" in U.S. real estate because of capital controls.

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Chinese real estate is between a rock and a hard place: Strategist

Hao Hong of the Bank of Communications International says the property bubble in China is "quite visible" and discusses the state of the real estate market in the country.

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Inside Shaq's $22 million estate

CNBC's Robert Frank reports on basketball superstar Shaquille O'Neal's $22 million estate.

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Home sales are down due to low inventory, says Douglas Elliman CEO

CNBC's "Power Lunch" team is joined by Douglas Elliman CEO Dottie Herman to discuss the health of the real estate market.

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NYC deputy mayor suggests that if women ran firms like Amazon the HQ2 deal might have survived

"Maybe if there weren't all these men running companies we would possibly have different results," says Alicia Glen, outgoing New York City deputy mayor for development.

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Most millennial homeowners have buyer's remorse, a new survey shows

Millennials have been slow to enter the ranks of homeowners, thanks to the last recession and the housing crash that caused it. Now, as they age into marriage and parenthood, they are buying at a faster pace. Many, however, are regretting it.

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Spring housing market could be 'coolest in recent years,' Realtor.com says

The supply of homes for sale is finally rising, but fewer buyers are able to afford these homes, and that could result in a much slower spring market.

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Buying a home for the first time? Avoid these mistakes

A new report finds that first-time homebuyers are likely to offer more, and bid more times, than other buyers.

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Pending home sales beat estimates, rising 4.6 percent

CNBC's Diana Olick breaks down pending home sales data for the month of January, which were estimated to be a rise of 0.8 percent.

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Pending home sales rebound 4.6% in January, but they're still lower than 2018

Pending home sales increased 4.6 percent in January compared with December, according to a monthly survey from the National Association of Realtors. Contracts, however, were still 2.3 percent lower compared with a year ago.

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Weekly mortgage applications jump 5.3% as lower rates seem here to stay

Mortgage application volume increased 5.3 percent last week from the previous week and was 0.4 percent higher than a year ago, the Mortgage Bankers Association says.

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Cramer: Home Depot got hit by bad weather and produced a windfall for investors

Jim Cramer says "if we are talking about just any old retailer, I would say it's time to sell. A miss is a miss. But Home Depot is different."

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Cramer: Buy names like Caterpillar and Home Depot because this bull market is about to go higher

Jim Cramer says "we're no longer fighting the Fed ... So don't be misled by data from the fourth quarter when Jerome Powell was still stock market enemy number one."

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Housing demand stronger in January, says Redfin CEO

CNBC's "Power Lunch" team is joined by Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman to discuss the latest housing market numbers and trends.

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December housing starts drop to lowest level in more than two years

CNBC's Rick Santelli, Steve Liesman and Dana Olick break down the December housing numbers, including housing starts and building permits.

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Home prices in December rose at the slowest pace since August 2015: S&P Case-Shiller index

A decline in interest rates in the fourth quarter wasn't enough to offset the impact of rising prices on home sales.

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Housing starts tumble to lowest level in more than 2 years

The number of homes being built in December plunged to the lowest level in more than two years.

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Lendlease: Our core strategy is growing very strongly

Steve McCann of Lendlease discusses the outlook for the company's core business in Urbanization, following the announcement that the firm's Engineering and Services business will be reported as non-core in its full-year results for 2019 and beyond.

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Zillow makes a big bet on flipping homes. New CEO could 'make this gamble work': RBC's Mahaney

"[Rich Barton has] a huge track record" and his return to be the CEO "took the stock up," RBC's Mark Mahaney says. But the internet analyst is still skeptical.

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Chinese real estate is a 'two-speed market': Portwood Capital

Peter Churchouse of Portwood Capital says property prices in China's tier three and tier four cities have bounced "very strongly" over the past year, whereas the country's tier one and high tier two cities have been "pretty flat."

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Drop in mortgage applications proves just how rate-sensitive today's borrowers are

After falling for two weeks, mortgage interest rates turned ever so slightly higher last week, and that apparently turned potential borrowers back on their heels.

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Retail growth is 'quite strong' in Hong Kong: New World Development

Despite headwinds from the U.S.-China trade war, Adrian Cheng of New World Development says he is "still very confident" in retail growth, especially in the Greater Bay Area.

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Hong Kong's short-lived property price decline is just about over, analysts say

Hong Kong's residential property market price decline is just about over. Now, analysts are calling a bottom and saying prices are set to turn upward again.

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Why Chinese investors are looking at Thai real estate

Carrie Law of Juwai.com says Chinese investors are turning their attention toward Southeast Asian property markets, instead of traditionally popular countries like Australia and the U.S.

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Chinese real estate investors exit US market due to slowdown, trade war

CNBC's Diana Olick discusses the effect China’s cooling economy will have on a housing market already in decline.

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Home prices rise at a slower pace: S&P Case-Shiller

Home values increased 5.2 percent annually in November, down from 5.3 percent in October, according to the widely watched S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Home Price Index.

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The stock market highs for the year are almost in, warns Wells Fargo strategist

"We've been saying that value companies have really been a proxy for risk," Wells Fargo's Chris Harvey says. "Now you're seeing value as an opportunity."

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China can no longer rely on real estate for growth

After supporting the property market in previous rounds of stimulus, analysts say Beijing has only one primary option for spending: infrastructure.

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Feng shui says that 'fire-related sectors' could do well: CLSA

Sally Chan of CLSA explains where to buy property in Hong Kong in order to find love or wealth in the Year of the Pig, based on Chinese geomancy.

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Keppel CEO: We are focused on long-term trends

Loh Chin Hua, CEO of Keppel, says the company saw more new orders in 2018 compared to the year before, and he is "cautiously optimistic" for 2019.

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Cramer: Here are 7 shutdown-proof investing themes

Jim Cramer flags seven long-term trends that are working despite political turmoil, slowing growth around the world and a fairly hawkish Federal Reserve.

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This 'doomsday prepper dream home' in the Nevada desert is on sale for $900,000 — take a look inside

The round-shaped building has 22 rooms, 16-inch walls and exists completely off the power grid and includes 40 acres of land.

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We develop properties for the 'next generation' traveler: Melco CEO

Lawrence Ho, CEO and chairman of Melco Resorts & Entertainment, says one of its properties, Studio City in Macau, is in a "very sweet spot" to benefit from China’s Greater Bay Area initiative.

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Economist: Australia's labor market is still looking strong

Despite slowing global growth and a decline in Australian house prices, the country's labor market is still holding up "quite well," says Paul Bloxham of HSBC.

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Home improvement stocks can get good returns despite fading consumer sentiment: Analyst

Home improvement could soften this year, but a "fairly healthy level" of appreciations can support remodeling growth, G.research's Alvaro Lacayo says.

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Deal or no deal, Sears' challenges will boost Macy's, J.C. Penney and Dillard's business

Even if Sears' contested deal to save roughly 400 stores with ESL Investments secures approval from the bankruptcy judge, it faces challenges that could reap benefits for Macy's, J.C. Penney and Dillard's.

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Here's why homeowners are thinking twice about remodeling

After several years of booming business, home remodeling growth is expected to shrink this year. Demand is slowing because home values aren't gaining as much, mortgage interest rates are rising and fewer homes are selling.

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Citadel's Ken Griffin buys most expensive home in the U.S.

CNBC's Robert Frank takes a look at yet another expensive real estate purchase from Citadel's Ken Griffin.

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Mortgage applications pull back 2.7% as rates turn higher again

The change was tiny, but so many borrowers have already refinanced at rock-bottom rates that there is a very small pool of those left who can still benefit from a refinance.

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Billionaire Ken Griffin buys the most expensive home ever sold in the US for $238 million

Hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin has been on an unprecedented global shopping spree for real estate.

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How the affordability crisis is impacting the housing market

Fred Glick, Arrivva founder and CEO, and CNBC's Diana Olick join 'The Exchange' to discuss home buyers returning to unconventional mortgages amid the housing affordability crisis.

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Forget home equity: Here's how homeowners are paying for that new kitchen

If a home renovation was on your wish list for 2019, you'll likely dig into your own wallet to cover it — as opposed to borrowing against your home. Here are some financing options to help you manage the expense.

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DAMAC chairman calls bottom for Dubai property market, sees value in Brexit

A major Emirati property developer believes Dubai's property market has bottomed out — but says there remain at least two more tough years ahead before a full rebound.

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More homes are for sale, but fewer are affordable

The supply of homes on the market is finally rising, after falling to record lows. But a growing share of those homes are still out of reach to most buyers.

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Commercial real estate won't be driven by geopolitics: CBRE

Henry Chin of CBRE discusses where investors can find opportunities in commercial real estate markets including in London, despite Brexit concerns.

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Homebuilders face profitability risks despite a healthy market, housing analyst says

Homebuilders' "pricing power is much more challenged" as construction costs continue to rise, Zelman & Associates CEO Ivy Zelman says.

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Sun Microsystems founder weighs in on big tech backlash

Scott McNealy, Sun Microsystems founder and Rex investor, joins 'The Exchange' to discuss the backlash against big tech, what tech companies can do to prevail and the rise of the online broker.

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Buy Lennar and sell Zillow, says Zelman founder

Ivy Zelman, Zelman & Associates founder and CEO, joins the CNBC's "Fast Money Halftime Report" team to discuss her strategy and outlook on the U.S. housing market.

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The unusually large drop in home sales has real estate agents baffled

The 6.4 percent monthly move in existing home sales was unusually large, regardless of direction. The tally from the National Association of Realtors usually moves in the very low single digits month to month.

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Citadel CEO buys $122 million London mansion

CNBC's Robert Frank reports on Citadel CEO and Founder Ken Griffin's purchase of a $122 million home in London.

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Existing home sales drop sharply, down 6.4 percent

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on breaking existing home sales numbers that show a sharp decrease, down 6.4 percent versus the expected 1.3 percent.

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Billionaire Ken Griffin buys $122 million London mansion

Hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin has just smashed another real estate price record, buying the most expensive home sold in London in over a decade for $122 million.

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The logistics market is 'very strong' across Asia: Colliers

China is experiencing a slowdown overall, but demand for logistics real estate remains strong and vacancies are low or close to zero, says Andrew Haskins of Colliers.

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Mega-developer Gil Dezer: Prices at our Trump-branded Florida properties 'have continued to go up'

The presidency of Donald Trump has indirectly helped the real estate market in South Florida, says the Miami property magnate.

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Banks, credit unions offer 0 percent interest loans during the government shutdown

Amid the stalemate in Washington, credit unions have some of the more generous offers for government employees.

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Economist: Expect house prices in Australia to fall further

Gareth Aird of the Commonwealth Bank says weakness in house prices in Australia is expected to continue, particularly in Sydney and Melbourne, but should bottom out "sometime" in 2019.

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Dick Bove: There are 'serious problems' in US real estate

Dick Bove of Rafferty Capital Markets says the financing side of the real estate industry in the U.S. could cause "serious" problems."

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Housing pledge driven by responsibility, gratitude, says Microsoft president

Microsoft President and chief legal officer Brad Smith joins CNBC's "Closing Bell" to discuss Microsoft pledge of $500 million to tackle Seattle's housing crisis. The pledge is the largest in the company’s 44-year history, and, according to the company, is one of the heftiest contributions by a private corporation to housing. The initiative comes as Microsoft and other tech gia ...

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Here's what you need to know about the state of the luxury real estate sector

CNBC's Robert Frank interviews Gil Dezer, the president of Dezer Development, about the state of the luxury real estate industry.

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Mortgage applications surge 13.5% as borrowers rush to take advantage of lower rates

That is its highest level since February 2018 and came after a 23 percent jump the previous week. Volume was just 0.5 percent lower compared with the same week one year ago

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Student loan debt is keeping young people from buying homes, Fed study finds

Home ownership among those in the 24-to-32 group plunged from 45 percent to 36 percent for the period in the Fed survey.

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Home prices make smallest gains in nearly 4 years, but rents are hot

The slowdown in home sales and home price gains in most major U.S. markets is causing the opposite effect in the rental market, especially for single-family rental homes. Those rent prices increased 2.9 percent annually in November 2018.

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Homebuilder sentiment turns higher in January after mortgage rates drop

Builder sentiment rose 2 points to 58 in January according to the National Association of Home Builders. This came after two months of sharp drops in sentiment to the lowest level in more than two years. The index stood at 72 a year ago.

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China's foreign direct investment into the US dropped precipitously in 2018, data show

Trade tensions, along with pressure on companies from Beijing, have caused a decline in Chinese direct investment into the United States. Still, Chinese home purchases and venture capital funding continue to grow.

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A multibillion-dollar deal is creating one of the world's largest real estate investment managers

Asian real estate developer CapitaLand said it will acquire Ascendas-Singbridge, which would create one of the world's largest real estate investment managers.

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CapitaLand's potential deal is a 'transformational move': CEO

Lee Chee Koon of CapitaLand explains why the company is pursuing a S$11 billion deal to acquire real estate group Ascendas-Singbridge. One reason, he says, is that the company would be able to gain access to "interesting asset classes" in the new economy sectors.

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Watch CNBC's full interview with Ashton Kutcher and WeWork CEO Adam Neumann

CNBC's Deirdre Bosa sits down with actor and tech investor Ashton Kutcher and WeWork CEO Adam Neumann.

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Upside in Australian retail isn't coming soon: Strategist

Mathan Somasundaram of Blue Ocean Equities says the outlook for retail in Australia is going to be "tough."

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Newly built home sales fall in California

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on private sector data from John Burns Real Estate Consulting which showed that California had the worst newly home sales numbers.

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US housing market will slow in 2019, says academic

Sam Chandan of NYU says the possibility of consumer sentiment turning negative is the biggest risk for the U.S. in 2019.

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Check this map for cities with the most indebted seniors

There's something about San Antonio — and Austin and Houston. Seniors in these three Texas cities account have the highest median debt balances, excluding mortgages.

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Sharp drop in rates sparks 23.5% spike in weekly mortgage applications after unusually weak holidays

Homebuyers returning to the market after the holidays may have been inspired by the drop in rates, but stock market volatility and the government shutdown could keep some of those mortgage applications from closing.

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Flexible, shared workspaces are here to stay: JLL

Stuart Crow of JLL says investors have been looking to increase their allocations to property, especially in the Asia-Pacific region, because of liquidity in the global real estate market.

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Property sector could slow China's economy down in 2019: Macquarie

The most important things for the Chinese economy in 2019 are the property market and government policy, says Larry Hu of Macquarie.

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KB Home beats earnings estimates

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on earnings and stock movements from KB Home.

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Lennar chairman: Interest rate drop pushes homebuyers back into the market

After a tough fourth quarter, Lennar's chairman, Stuart Miller, said December's interest rate drop spurred a surge in customer traffic through its model homes. That could bode well for the broader market in new homes.

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'I may go homeless,' said a worker impacted by the government shutdown

The stalemate in Washington, one of the longest in history, is throwing a wrench into some people's plans to buy houses, according to real estate experts.

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One of the largest homebuilders said it can't give a forecast because the market is so 'uncertain'

Lennar reported strong fourth-quarter earnings on Wednesday, but deferred guidance for 2019 "until the markets further define themselves."

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Morgan Stanley on sectors that Amazon could disrupt in 2019

Brian Nowak of Morgan Stanley explains why he sees opportunities for Amazon to disrupt sectors like advertising, health care, logistics and even possibly real estate.

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The Chinese middle class is buying up American residential real estate

Chinese consumers have been the top foreign buyers in both units and dollar volume of residential housing for six years straight.

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Chinese investment in US housing grows

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on how the U.S.-China trade war is not impacting the Chinese consumers' investment in U.S. real estate.

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Amid the government shutdown, banks and credit unions are offering low-interest rate loans

Amid the stalemate in Washington, credit unions and banks across the country have some of the more generous offers for government employees.

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Here's how home buyers could save some money amid rising interest rates

Potential home buyers are feeling the squeeze of high prices on dwellings and the prospect of rising interest rates. If you really want that house and you're willing to stay put, consider paying down points.

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More Americans think it's a bad time to buy a home

Homes are simply very expensive right now, in relation to income, and there are still very few entry-level homes for sale.

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Rent, mortgage payments are hard to meet for workers entangled in the government shutdown

Amid shutdown, those without much savings are struggling to make their rent and mortgage payments.

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The surge in online-shopping returns has boosted the warehouse sector

Warehouse construction is booming, especially near large cities and transportation hubs. The national vacancy rate is 4.3 percent, the lowest in 20 years, according to CBRE.

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Mortgage applications plummet nearly 10% to end 2018, despite lower rates

The numbers are surprising, given that homebuyers and homeowners looking to refinance could have taken advantage of lower interest rates.

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Manhattan real estate closes 2018 as worst year since the financial crisis

The number of home sales in Manhattan fell 14 percent in 2018, the steepest drop since 2009, according to new data. The median price for an apartment in New York City fell below $1 million for the first time in three years in the fourth quarter.

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NYC real estate has worst year since housing crisis

CNBC's Robert Frank reports on what made 2018 a very bad year for New York City real estate.

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Home lending worries climb as government shutdown enters 12th day

CNBC's Ylan Mui and Diana Olick break down what the government shutdown means for the real estate market as the shutdown enters its 12th day.

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Home lending worries mount as government shutdown drags on

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on how the government shutdown is impacting the U.S. housing market.

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2019 could be a buyer's market for real estate as higher rates weigh on prices

Home values in November were 5.1 percent higher compared with November 2017, according to a report released Wednesday by CoreLogic. But that is down from the 5.4 percent annual gain seen in October.

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A new report suggests NYC's real estate downturn is deepening, and may not hit bottom for months

There could be another bear market under way – in New York City real estate.

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Here's a map of all 80 stores that Sears and Kmart are shuttering in March

Sears is expected to close another round of stores early next year, as the bankrupt department store chain now tries to stay afloat via a $4.4 billion bid from its chairman, Eddie Lampert.

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Market hasn't hit bottom but investors can start to 'nibble' on stocks, says Bespoke's Paul Hickey

Investors can start finding some buying opportunities in the market — as long as they have a strong stomach, says Bespoke's Paul Hickey.

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Higher rent growth is possible during 2019, says REITs analyst

CNBC's "Power Lunch" team talks with James Sullivan, REITs analyst with BTIG, what to look for in REITs during the new year.

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Pending home sales weaker than estimated

CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on weaker-than-expected pending home sale data.

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High-end housing market doing best in New York City, says premier broker

Noble Black, a Douglas Elliman realtor, joins CNBC's "Power Lunch" team to discuss how high-end real estate may perform in 2019.

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Expect 'muted' demand in Singapore's property market in 2019

Desmond Sim of CBRE says the biggest factor affecting Singapore's real estate market is the rising interest rate environment.

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Housing market will continue to cool in 2019, says Redfin economist

CNBC's "Power Lunch" discusses the housing market in 2019 with Daryl Fairweather, chief economist at Redfin.

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Global trade concerns are 'not recessionary': Suncorp

Steven Milch of Suncorp says slowing global trade growth and declines in Australian house prices are "legitimate," but he does not see them as recessionary.

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Unexpected strength in apartment rentals

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on the unexpected strength in rental units. She talks with John Pawlowski of Green Street Advisors.

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Demand for apartment rentals surges unexpectedly as home sales slump

Analysts say the rental sector could come out a big winner in 2019 as home sales weaken further amid rising mortgage rates.

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Here's who the partial government shutdown affects

More than 420,000 federal employees across numerous agencies could continue to work without receiving their paychecks, and hundreds of thousands more could be furloughed, according to Senate Democrats' projections.

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Australian Banks have gone 'too far the other way': SQM Research

Louis Christopher of SQM Research weighs in on the regulatory picture for banks in Australia.

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TV thriller 'Dirty John' has scary dating tales and more than a few financial red flags to watch for

Bravo TV series is a primer on dating don'ts for those who don't want to get financially taken.

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Existing home sales up 1.9 percent in November

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on new numbers on existing home sales and first time homebuyers.

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Weekly mortgage applications drop 5.8% as stock market plunge unnerves potential buyers

Even with mortgage rates at the lowest level in three months, homebuyers are pulling away from the housing market.

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Single-family home construction tumbles – and a top analyst says housing is in a correction

Real estate analyst John Burns points to higher mortgage rates, along with the surge in home prices over the last few years, as the culprit.

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November housing starts up 3.2%

Jim Iuorio reports on the November housing starts numbers before the Fed's announcement.

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Pay off that debt before you retire

To keep debt from derailing retirement plans, it helps to have a payoff strategy while you're still working. Here's what to consider.

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China's 'pent up demand' may prop up Hong Kong's property market in 2019

Hong Kong property prices are falling sharply, but experts say there is no danger of a crash due in part to pent-up demand from mainland Chinese.

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Homebuilder sentiment drops to lowest level since May 2015

CNBC's Diana Olick explains what factors are contributing to homebuilder sentiment being at its lowest point in three years.

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Homebuilder sentiment drops to the lowest point in more than 3 years

The index has plummeted nearly 20 points over the past year while buyers hesitate to purchase new homes even as mortgage rates have pulled back in recent weeks.

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Apple's $1 billion Austin campus is the latest big investment from top tier firms: Texas governor

"Texas is the Alabama when it comes to recruiting in college football. We get to pick the 5-star recruit companies that are coming to the Lone Star State," Abbott says.

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Housing demand drops despite falling mortgage rates

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on the drop in housing demand despite falling mortgage rates.

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Homebuilders are not getting a bump from lower mortgage rates

Mortgage applications to purchase a newly built home dropped 11 percent in November, annually, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. MBA economists predict that sales of newly built homes in November fell 5 percent annually. 

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Mortgage applications rise 1.6% as interest rates drop to lowest level since September

December may be a slow month traditionally for the housing market, but mortgage lenders are suddenly getting busier.

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Democratic state senator blasts Amazon's HQ2 as a PR scam, saying 'New York fell for it'

"I don't think it's worth providing $3 billion and setting a precedent" for other companies to pick the city's pockets, state Sen. Michael Gianaris says.

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These rental suites double as American-made showrooms, but it was tough finding a toaster

Patrick Flynn launched GoLocal Suites, which provides fully furnished rental suites where nearly everything inside is made in America.

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This map shows where Americans are struggling to repay their car loans

A new map by the Urban Institute traces auto delinquency rates in counties across the U.S. 

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Homeowners are seeing the smallest equity gains in two years

The drop in equity gains has been sharpest in the third quarter of this year. In fact, after hitting a record high, the amount of tappable equity fell quarter to quarter for the first time since the housing recovery began.

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A new study shows 89 percent of millennials want to be homeowners—but this keeps them back

A new study from Apartment List highlights the overall feelings millennials have towards purchasing a home. 

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Co-working space operator: Localization is very important

Kong Wan Sing, CEO of JustCo, says real estate is a "very localized business," and the company has local teams in the cities it operates in.

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US mall owners have been slow to change for years. But now they're trying to embrace it

As 2018 comes to an end, it's been announced that more than 146 million square feet of retail space will be shut across the U.S. in malls and shopping centers, according to real estate research group CoStar.

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Mortgage rates fall to two-month low

CNBC's Diana Olick takes a look at mortgage rates dropping amid market madness.

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Mortgage rates drop to 2-month low—an unexpected holiday gift to housing

Mortgage rates are falling sharply, as investors head to the relative safe haven of the bond market. The average rate on the 30-year fixed has fallen 21 basis points in the past week to 4.73 percent, according to Mortgage News Daily. 

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Mortgage applications rise 2%, but buyers seem unimpressed by lower rates

While price gains are now shrinking, affordability is still at the lowest level in a decade and proving to be the biggest barrier to housing demand. Sales of newly built and existing homes continue to suffer.

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Impact of slower GDP growth on Australian politics

Andrew Ticehurst of Nomura Australia says slower GDP growth in the country makes the political environment "more difficult" and "challenging."

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Australia's Q3 2018 GDP won't be as strong as 1H: Moody's

Katrina Ell of Moody's Analytics discusses expectations for Australia's Q3 GDP results. She also weighs in on the country's cooling housing market, which she says will hurt consumer spending.

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Toll Brothers' new orders lowest in more than four years

CNBC's Diana Olick talks about Toll Brothers' earnings report and expectations for next year.

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Luxury home sales could see long winter chill

The heat in housing demand is cooling across the nation and across most price points, but luxury is really feeling the chill. Luxury homebuilder Toll Bros. reported weaker demand, especially in California, where home prices are highest. 

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The 10 best neighborhoods for retirees in America

When it comes to living the lifestyle they imagined, today's retirees spend a lot of time worrying about how they will afford their golden years.

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Toll Brothers gives disappointing guidance; CEO blames media for housing slowdown

CEO Douglas Yearley says reports about the souring house market are causing the slowdown.

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December is usually the slowest month for home sales, but that might not be the case this year

Rates are now about a full percentage point higher than they were a year ago, hovering now just below 5 percent. They are expected to move higher in 2019, however.

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UK's largest housebuilder calls on lawmakers to move forward with Brexit and stop the uncertainty

Brexit uncertainty is "unhelpful" for those seeking to buy a home, the CEO of the U.K.'s largest housebuilder by volume told CNBC Thursday.

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SoftBank-backed US home insurance start-up Lemonade looks to Europe for its first expansion abroad

Lemonade CEO Daniel Schreiber said the long-term aim would be take the home and renters insurance start-up global "one bit at a time."

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More trouble for malls: A new wave of closures from Gap, Victoria's Secret and others

Now, a slew of specialty retailers like Gap and L Brands are getting serious about trimming their real estate footprints.

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Pending home sales fall 2.6% in October as more buyers are priced out

Expectations for a stronger housing market in October fell short. Pending homes sales, a measure of signed contracts to buy existing homes, fell 2.6 percent compared with September, according to the National Association of Realtors. 

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Mortgage Bankers Association expects more millennials to buy houses

Bob Broeksmit, Mortgage Bankers Association CEO, joins 'Squawk Box' to discuss the Mortgage Bankers Association housing forecast.

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Trade war's impact on real estate investment is unclear: Knight Frank

Liam Bailey of Knight Frank says the U.S. housing market is "relatively well placed" compared to other parts of the world. Any impact from the trade war will come through a hit to sentiment, which may slow down demand for real estate, he adds.

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Tiffany struggles due to lower spending from Chinese tourists in the US and Hong Kong

Nomura Instinet's Simeon Siegel and Jan Kniffen, CEO of J Rogers Kniffen World Wide, discuss the latest news in the luxury retail landscape.

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Highest number of unsold new homes on market since 2009: Report

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on falling US new home sales and a 7.4 month supply of new, unsold homes on the market. Sales tumbled 8.9% in October.

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Home improvement looks stronger than home construction, analyst says

Mike Dahl, RBC Capital Markets, discusses the state of the real estate market and the home renovations rebound.

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New home sales down 8.9 percent for the month

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on home sales dramatically falling short of expectations this month.

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Weekly mortgage applications rise 5.5% as homebuyers edge back in

Buyers are coming back to the market, and driving mortgage demand.

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The 4 biggest mistakes first-time homebuyers make

Real estate expert and Shark Tank star, Barbara Corcoran, knows the 4 most common mistakes that first-time homebuyers make.

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Outlook for China's property sector is 'stable': Moody's

Franco Leung of Moody's says tight liquidity conditions and stricter regulatory environment are among reasons why he expects the Chinese property sector to be stable in 2019.

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NYC deputy mayor to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other critics: Amazon HQ2 deal won't be stopped

"A lot of that initial reluctance will burn off and people will realize what a great deal this is for New York City," says Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen.

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Apartments are getting smaller – but renters are paying more

The average size of newly built apartments in the U.S. is shrinking, but rents are still rising. Millennials appear to be more willing to pay for smaller units that are located in urban centers, where rents are highest. 

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Home price gains shrink to the lowest level since January 2017: September S&P Case-Shiller index

The reading comes as the average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage is now a full percentage point higher than it was one year ago, and affordability has fallen to the weakest level in over a decade.

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The Amazon effect is already turning Long Island City's residential market into a 'madhouse'

Amazon hasn't even set a move-in date, but many new residents are.

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Want a free country house in Japan? They're giving them away

Japan has an increasing number of vacant homes — a problem that's set to persist because of an aging and shrinking population that has left many towns and villages empty.

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Mortgage refinance applications hit 18-year low

With no major move in interest rates and continued weakness in home affordability, there was not a lot of incentive for homebuyers to make a move last week, and there was even less for homeowners looking to save money on their mortgages.

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Here's exactly how much house you can afford on your salary, according to Barbara Corcoran

Real estate expert and Shark Tank host, Barbara Corcoran, has the perfect rule to help with buying a home.

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Here are six tax deductions you'll lose on your 2018 return

Receipt collectors are about to be disappointed. This year marks the first in which the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is in effect. That means many of the tax breaks you claimed on your 2017 return will be off the table for 2018.

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Existing home sales rise 1.4 percent

CNBC’s Diana Olick breaks down the latest numbers on existing home sales.

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US markets are experiencing an 'orderly correction': Portfolio manager

Alastair MacLeod of Wheelhouse Partners says there are "a lot of positives" going on in the U.S. economy but warns of the possibility of an "inflationary shock."

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Tech stocks were priced 'beyond perfection': Adviser Investments

Jim Lowell of Adviser Investments says technology stocks remain a "key component" to a growth investor's portfolio in the long term.

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US homebuilding rose in October on a rebound in multifamily housing projects.

U.S. home construction improved a slight 1.5 percent in October, but in a troubling sign, ground breakings for single-family houses fell.

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Homebuilder confidence plummets to the lowest level in more than 2 years

CNBC’s Diana Olick breaks down the latest numbers from the NAHB Housing Market Index.

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Homebuilder confidence plummets to the lowest level in more than two years as 'demand stalls'

Rising mortgage rates and continued home price growth are hurting affordability and fast becoming a toxic cocktail for the nation's homebuilders.

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Some retirement investors are getting proactive in a wild market — but here's why they shouldn't

Don't buy predictions that millennials 'don't own' as a philosophy. When it comes to cars and homes, they do.

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Billionaire developer Stephen Ross: Housing markets are 'overbuilt' in most parts of the country

"It could [get worse] because there is a lot of supply," the New York developer warns.

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Cramer says 'the housing sector's a disaster,' knocks the Fed as ignoring the data

Jim Cramer warns that the housing sector is under pressure and says Federal Reserve officials are all but ignoring the damage.

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Homebuilder stocks are getting crushed, but one analyst says the chart looks so bad — it's good

While some investors are avoiding homebuilders amid rising interest rates that traditionally serve as a headwind for the economically sensitive group of stocks, others say evidence is mounting for a bounce.

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Amazon's HQ2 in Queens will be 'square in the danger zone for frequent flooding'

New research from Climate Central and Zillow shows the area could see significant coastal flooding by 2020. By 2050, extreme projections of sea level rise have low-lying buildings under water.

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This building material could've saved California houses from fires, but it's rarely used in the US

A building material known as a 3D cementitious sandwich panel can withstand flames for up to two hours.

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Billionaire Stephen Ross: Condos in big cities are 'overbuilt' and higher rates aren't helping

There's an oversupply of luxury condominiums in most major cities and rising interest rates are making it harder for buyers to make deals, the developer says.

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China's property sector has 'corrected substantially': Analyst

Ken Wong of Eastspring Investments says rising home prices in China are "somewhat expected."

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Link REIT chief: Our portfolio is quite well protected

George Hongchoy, CEO of Link REIT, says the slowdown in China's property market will affect retail sentiment, but most of his firm's portfolio is non-discretionary and very "resilient."

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Experts discuss Amazon HQ2, interest rates at NYU's Capital Markets in Real Estate conference

CNBC's Diana Olick reports from NYU's Capital Markets in Real Estate conference.

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KB Home shares crater toward worst day since 1992

KB Home shares fell 19 percent on Thursday, headed for its worst day of trading since August 1992.

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This company is the 'WeWork' of housing rentals

Kulveer Taggar of Zeus Living and Alexis Ohanian, Reddit and Initalized Capital co-founder and Zeus Living investor, join 'Squawk Box' to discuss how the company is transforming the housing rental marketplace.

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Weekly mortgage applications drop 3.2%, hit by tanking stocks and rising rates

While tight supply of homes for sale had been plaguing buyers for much of this year, listings are increasing, but so are prices and interest rates, weakening affordability.

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Digital disruption is 'complementary' to luxury retail: New World Development

Adrian Cheng of New World Development says the trade war has caused a sentiment that negatively affects consumption, but it will be "quite fleeting."

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As Macy's shrinks its stores, CEO Jeff Gennette says this is what he will do with the extra space

Macy's is testing smaller stores to save money, leaving it with room to bring in other retailers or mini-fulfillment centers, according to CEO Jeff Gennette.

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Here's a temperature for the current mortgage rate environment

Doug Lebda, LendingTree CEO, joins 'Squawk Box' to discuss current mortgage rates.

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Expect softness in US home prices, says analyst

Brandon Fletcher of Bernstein says there's a possibility of an overall "disconnect" between house prices and home improvement spending.

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Citi will move 1,100 workers earlier than planned to make way for Amazon in NYC

The banking giant said it would move workers from its office tower in Long Island City to other locations in the first half of next year "to make room for Amazon."

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Amazon HQ2 likely to bring home prices boom to Northern Virginia and NYC

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on home prices in Northern Virginia going up as Amazon is expected to announce on Tuesday the locations of its second headquarters.

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Bidding is on for the most expensive home ever to hit the auction block

Real estate auctions, once used for foreclosures and distressed sellers, is now moving upmarket. The number of multimillion-dollar homes being sold at auction has nearly doubled in the past year.

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Housing slump in Australia is not 'a big problem': NAB

Alan Oster of National Australia Bank says falling house prices in Sydney and Melbourne are a "midterm correction" and not a big problem for the country's economy.

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Manafort was in default on Trump Tower condo when he forfeited it in plea — now bank wants a piece

UBS Bank is asking a federal judge for a hearing to recognize and adjudicate that bank's interest in Paul Manafort's condo in the landmark building owned by President Donald Trump on Fifth Avenue in New York.

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Here are the REITs to watch as Amazon decides HQ2

James Sullivan of BTIG joins 'Power Lunch' to discuss Reits to watch as Amazon narrows its decision for its second headquarters.

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Apartment REITs in play as Amazon looks for HQ2

CNBC's Diana Olick reports from Arlington, VA on what Amazon's second headquarters locations could mean for apartment REITs.

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Homebuilders are facing a make-or-break level, according to charts

The homebuilders are getting crushed this year. They now face a make-or-break level, says Todd Gordon, founder of TradingAnalysis.com.

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Stress in luxury real estate

CNBC's Robert Frank reports on an uptick of mega mansions hitting the auction market.

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Stress in luxury real estate with mega-mansion glut

CNBC's Robert Frank reports on why more and more mega-mansions are going to auction in this current real estate market.

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Sears is closing another 40 stores. Here's a map of where they are

The 40 Sears and Kmart locations are set to close in February of next year, with liquidation sales starting late next week.

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Housing sentiment hits lowest level in a year

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on housing sentiment as the Federal Reserve signals it plans to hike interest rates again in December.

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California voters reject measure that would have expanded local rent-control authority

California voters on Tuesday rejected a controversial ballot measure known as Proposition 10 that would have expanded local government authority to enact rent-control laws on residential property, according to an NBC News projection.

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Mortgage applications drop to 4-year low as interest rates hit 8-year high

Total mortgage application volume fell 4 percent week to week and plunged 16 percent from a year ago, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. 

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The Fed could take a pause after December hike: Investor

Jon Najarian says the Federal Reserve's rate hikes are starting to stifle the housing sector, which is one of the largest employment industries in the U.S. economy.

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Wynn Resorts shares fall 12 percent as it misses earnings estimates

Wynn Resorts shares declined more than 12 percent during after-hours trading as the company missed estimates in its quarterly earnings.

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Housing sentiment tumbles to lowest in a year, as more say now is not a good time to buy

Rising mortgage rates and high home prices have fewer consumers thinking now is a good time to buy or sell a home. While consumers are bullish on the economy, fewer said they are not concerned about losing their job. 

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The RBA is between 'a rock and a hard place': Economist

Shane Oliver of AMP Capital says the Reserve Bank of Australia's report is a "mixed bag" and he sees risk in the Australian economy shifting to the downside.

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Amazon is reportedly moving into Long Island City, Queens: Here's what the neighborhood is like

Long Island City, where Amazon is said to build its next headquarters, is a neighborhood going through a a massive transition.

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This map shows where Lowe's is closing stores

Lowe's announced Monday that it is closing 51 underperforming stores. The retailer has been criticized for lagging behind rival Home Depot. 

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More than 2 million homeowners just missed their chance to save money by refinancing

Rising interest rates have cut the number of borrowers who could have benefited from a refinance. Since 2016, 5.9 million borrowers who could have lowered their monthly payment by more than $250, didn't apply. 

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T-Mobile's CEO is putting his $18M penthouse on the market: Here's a look inside

T-Mobile CEO John Legere is selling his luxury New York City penthouse for nearly $18 million.

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Economist: It's not all 'fantastic' in the US economy

If you look hard enough, you can find "cracks" in the U.S. economy, says Rob Carnell of ING.

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Federal Realty Trust CEO makes the case for buying his stock over bonds

Jim Cramer sits down with Federal Realty Investment Trust President and CEO Don Wood to discuss the Federal Reserve's interest rate hikes and his business.

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One-quarter of renters couldn't cover a $400 emergency, survey finds

Renters face more financial uncertainty than homeowners, the Urban Institute finds.

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China has been 'measured' in economic policy: Reyl Singapore

Daryl Liew of Reyl Singapore says China cannot stimulate its economy across the board because that could cause the property bubble to "escalate" even further.

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Home flippers are fleeing the market as their profits shrink

A combination of higher costs and lower demand is putting a chill on the once hot house-flipping market. Following the epic housing crash, flippers bought up distressed properties at bargain prices, fixed and flipped them to residents or investors.

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Home flippers flee market

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on home flippers turning away from the business.

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CBRE CEO on how they're challenging WeWork with the launch of Hana

CBRE CEO Bob Sulentic joins 'Power Lunch' to weigh in on the commercial real estate industry, trade war concerns, earnings, midterm elections and how they're planning on taking over WeWork.

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Stock market swings may have hit mortgage applications, down 2.5%

Total mortgage application volume fell 2.5 percent last week compared with the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's seasonally adjusted index. 

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Southern California home sales plummet

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on how Southern California's housing sales are indicating what could come for the rest of the U.S. market.

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San Francisco Bay area home sales suffer their slowest September in 11 years

High prices and rising mortgage rates are taking their toll on home sales in the pricey San Francisco Bay Area. Sales fell to the slowest pace in 11 years in September. Prices, however, are still gaining, although not as much as in previous  months. 

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Billionaire Sam Zell: Trump economy can withstand Democrats winning the House in the midterms

The economy under President Trump is "doing pretty well" and can stay on track even if the Democrats win the majority in the House, Zell says.

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The problem with housing is prices have recovered but demand hasn't: Real estate mogul Sam Zell

"We're dealing with a changed housing market," the billionaire investor says.

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ANZ chief: The Australian market is now more cautious

Shayne Elliott, CEO of ANZ, says the Australian bank is "playing the long game" and focusing on the owner-occupied real estate segment.

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Southern California suffers its worst housing slump in over a decade

The number of new and existing houses and condominiums sold in September plummeted nearly 18 percent compared with September 2017, according to CoreLogic. 

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Home price gains fall below 6% for the first time in a year: August S&P Case-Shiller index

Nationally, prices rose 5.8 percent in August compared with August 2017, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller home prices index. That is less than the 6 percent annual gain in July.

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Dubai 'has always benefited from instability,' top property chairman says

The tiny emirate of 3 million has managed to remain stable and even benefit economically from the seemingly constant turmoil in its wider orbit. 

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New lawsuit accuses Trump and 3 of his children of conning 'thousands' of people in marketing ploy

The suit says Trump, his children and their company "received millions of dollars in secret payments" from a videophone company, ACN, in exchange for Trump promoting the firm without disclosing the endorsement was paid for. 

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Nobel Prize winner Robert Shiller: I don't expect a sharp turn in the housing market

The housing market may be slowing down, but Yale economist Robert Shiller says he isn't fearful that a big downturn is ahead.

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The sharp decline in housing stocks on higher rates is way overdone, top analyst says

While the higher end of the housing market has softened, the lower end remains strong, Evercore ISI housing analyst Stephen Kim says.

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Higher prices preventing millennials from being able to buy homes, expert says

Susan Wachter of The Wharton School said mortgage rates and housing prices are constricting demand in the housing market.

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Pending home sales inch up

CNBC's Diana Olick reports that pending home sales are up 0.55 percent since last month.

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Pending home sales rose 0.5% in September, but were lower than last year

Home sales eked out a small gain in September, but the pace is still lower than last year.

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Pending home sales up 0.5% in September

CNBC's Diana Olick reports the latest read on pending home sales.

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Here's why many young people today are not buying houses

Young people today are less likely to be homeowners than those in previous generations. Here's why. 

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Why is Macau so rich?

Macau is projected to be the wealthiest place on earth by 2020. CNBC's Uptin Saiidi explains why.

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Mortgage applications weaken further as interest rates rise

Higher interest rates are hitting homeowners hoping to refinance and homebuyers hoping to get in on the fall housing market.

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Cramer Remix: With oil down, this stock could be ripe for the picking

Jim Cramer urges investors to give Southwest Airlines another look after today.

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Knight Frank on why Australia is a 'world-class destination'

Andrew Hay of Knight Frank says Australia is "offering a set of circumstances which are hard to find" anywhere else in the world.

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Cramer: Housing stocks are finally bottoming, but investors might not want to buy just yet

Jim Cramer says the action among housing stocks is promising, but warns that broader economic trends might keep them unattractive for a while.

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Housing stocks finally bottoming, but might not want to buy just yet

Jim Cramer says the action among housing stocks is promising, but warns that broader economic trends might keep them unattractive for a while.

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Cramer: Housing stocks are finally bottoming, but investors might not want to buy just yet

Jim Cramer says the action among housing stocks is promising, but warns that broader economic trends might keep them unattractive for a while.

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Charging your next home renovation on a credit card could cost you

Homeowners are putting more home renovation purchases on a credit card to rack up rewards or snare zero-percent financing. Here's when it makes sense to remodel your payment habits.

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New home sales weigh on housing data

CNBC's Diana Olick reports that new home sales tanked in September.

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New home sales drop as spiking mortgage rates keep buyers on the sidelines

Builders warned of a slowdown in home sales, except the numbers are worse than expected. Sales of newly built homes dropped 5.5 percent in September compared with August, and were 13 percent lower compared to a year ago, according to the U.S. Census. 

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New home sales down 5.5% in September

CNBC's Diana Olick reports the latest read on new home sales.

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New home sales drop 5.5% in September to near two-year low

Sales of new U.S. single-family homes fell to a near two-year low in September and data for the prior three months was revised lower, the latest indications that rising mortgage rates and higher prices were undercutting the housing market.

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With homebuilding stocks down 40%, investors hope the Fed gets the message and slows rate hikes

If there's a case to be made for the Fed to hold fire on interest rate hikes, it's happening now in the housing market and the stocks that track the industry.

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Rising home prices drive PulteGroup Q3 profit beat

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on PulteGroup's quarterly earnings.

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Higher mortgage rates, rising prices costing homebuyers more than $1,200 a year

Both rising mortgage rates and rising home prices are increasing what homebuyers will have to pay each month. While mortgage rates are largely national, home prices are local, so the increase in monthly payments will vary market to market.  

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Rising rates, home prices putting pressure on housing affordability

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on the combination of rising mortgage rates and home prices slamming affordability.

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Cramer warns that a 5% mortgage rate is the 'line in the sand' before the economy really gets hurt

"The mortgage rate is very high in this country," putting a drag on the economy as housing-related companies struggle, CNBC's Jim Cramer says.

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'Very slow' cooling of China's economy was expected: BNP Paribas

Tianhe Ji of BNP Paribas says the slowing growth of China's economy is expected to continue for the rest of the year and 2019.

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Trump's 'opportunity zones' are popular with investors, but they might offer less benefit to voters

The Trump administration announced new tax rules to help spur investment in economically distressed neighborhoods. While investors can expect immediate tax breaks, the benefits to voters in targeted neighborhoods are harder to measure.

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Investors can get big tax breaks if they invest in 'opportunity zones' under new Treasury rules

The opportunity zones come with several tax advantages. Capital gains placed in a certified opportunity zone fund will not be taxed through the end of 2026 or when the investment is sold, whichever comes first.

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Homeowners poised to start tapping $14.4 trillion in equity

With home equity at an all-time high, homeowners could start turning more often to this source of lower-cost debt.

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Existing home sales down 3.4% in September

CNBC's Diana Olick reports the latest read on existing home sales from the National Association of Realtors.

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Housing stocks are having their worst year since 2008, and some see even more distress

Two major homebuilder stock-tracking ETFs, the ITB and the XHB, are on track to post their worst years since 2008 — and some strategists see further downside.

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Accessing the headwinds facing Japan's hospitality sector

Hisashi Furukawa of Japan Hotel REIT Advisors said geopolitical tensions won't have a 'major impact' on Japanese tourism in the long run.

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Higher rates hitting both home buyers and builders

CNBC's Diana Olick reports that interest rates hit a near seven-year high, hitting homebuilding stocks and home buyers.

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Bank of America downgrades homebuilder stocks as Wall Street grows increasingly bearish on housing

Bank of America Merrill Lynch downgrades homebuilder stocks Toll Brothers, PulteGroup and NVR and lowers its homebuilding estimates for 2018 and 2019.

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Heavier rains and catastrophic floods force cities to drain lakes, ponds with the help of cloud tech

Intense storms are becoming much more frequent, damaging local infrastructures and budgets. New companies are turning to technology to find ways to mitigate the impact of costly flooding nationwide.

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Real estate sales fall in high-tax states, surges in low-tax

CNBC's Robert Frank reports on the story of two markets in luxury real estate.

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Here's what to watch as real estate drifts into two different markets

Jonathan Miller, Miller Samuel CEO, joins 'Squawk Box' to discuss trends he sees in the housing market and how the tax laws in high-tax and low-tax states are going to impact investors.

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Housing stocks get hit hard amid weak data and worries on Wall Street about rising interest rates

Housing stocks fall broadly after analysts at Credit Suisse lowered their ratings and price targets on several companies in the sector.

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Mortgage applications tank 7.1% as interest rates surge

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on mortgage applications falling.

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Weekly mortgage applications tank 7.1% as interest rates surge to a near 8-year high

Homebuyer demand is strong, but affordability was weakening even before rates began to rise, as tight supply pushed home prices sharply higher.

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Trump claims he has 'no financial interests in Saudi Arabia' — but he makes lots of money from it

President Donald Trump's new tweet denying a financial stake in Saudi Arabia comes amid a growing furor over suspicions that the country's rulers ordered the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.

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Trump Organization's Scottish housing plan receives record number of objections

The Trump Organization has received a record number of objections to its proposed new housing estate in Scotland.

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NAHB sentiment index at 68 in October

CNBC's Diana Olick reports the latest read on the housing market from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

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Homebuilder sentiment improves in October as lumber prices fall

A monthly reading of homebuilder sentiment rose one point in October. Builders cite the drop in lumber prices as well as strong demand for housing as the driver of the gain. Builders continue to be faced with higher costs for land and labor. 

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1 in 3 baby boomers say college debt still stands in the way of saving for retirement

Across all generations, Americans are delaying saving for retirement and purchasing a home because of their student debt, according to a new report. 

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Here is a map of the 142 Sears and Kmart stores set to close

Sears will continue to operate through the holidays, as it looks to find a buyer for the business. It will also continue to evaluate its remaining stores' performance.

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Uncertainty on how the housing market will react to rates above 5 percent

CNBC's Diana Olick reports of uncertainty in the housing market as lenders react to rising rates.

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Cramer’s Exec Cut: Finding stability during market uncertainty

Jim Cramer discusses steady secular trends with Carnival Corporation, Canopy Growth and more.

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Rising prices and interest rates are a 'one-two punch' to homebuyers, Lennar chairman says

"Of course, we respect, like many, the independence of the Fed, but at the same time, would we like them to slow down the pace? Of course we would," Lennar Executive Chairman Stuart Miller said.

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Cramer Remix: The retail reality could be good for consumers, but not stocks

Jim Cramer explains how the cost of tariffs will squeeze retailers' margins.

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Thousands line up for zero-down-payment, subprime mortgages

Following the subprime mortgage crisis, low-income borrowers with low credit scores were locked out of homeownership. Now a major player in the subprime crisis is backing new loans to the same borrowers but with a far different product. 

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The economy's not as strong as the numbers indicate, says Starwood Capital Group CEO Barry Sternlicht

Jim Cramer sits down with Barry Sternlicht, chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group, amid a vigorous sell-off to hear his take on the U.S. economy.

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Rising interest rates having a big impact on potential home buyers, Lennar CEO says

CNBC's Diana Olick is joined by Stuart Miller, CEO of Lennar, to discuss how interest rates are a "one-two punch" for housing.

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Hong Kong's property market is 'at its tipping point': CLSA

Nicole Wong of CLSA discusses why Hong Kong's property market is likely to come under "more pressure."

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Hong Kong has a 'housing shortage,' says Portwood Capital

Peter Churchouse of Portwood Capital says there has been a "real restriction of land supply" in Hong Kong.

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Housing concerns are still a focus for Carrie Lam: Analyst

Duncan Innes-Ker of The Economist Intelligence Unit says initiatives like starter homes for young families and a vacancy tax have been well-received, but there's still "quite a long way to go."

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Cramer's charts offer 3 strategies for investing around long-term interest rate moves

Jim Cramer and technician Rob Moreno give investors three distinct strategies for investing based on how long-term interest rates move in the near future.

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Low inventory and increasing prices catching up with the housing market, says economist

Cheryl Young, Trulia senior economist, and Danielle Hale, Realtor.com chief economist, discuss the state of the U.S. housing market.

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Weekly mortgage applications down 1.7%

CNBC's Diana Olick reports the latest on mortgage rates and applications.

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Weekly mortgage applications fall 1.7% as interest rates move above 5%

Extremely weak demand for mortgage refinances has been driving the overall drain on mortgage lending. Refinance volume fell another 3 percent last week and was 32 percent lower than a year ago.

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Cramer Remix: Zillow's risky move has not paid off

Jim Cramer reveals why the real estate company's strategy in the housing market was the wrong move at the wrong time.

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Cramer Remix: Zillow's risky move has not paid off

Jim Cramer reveals why the real estate company's strategy in the housing market was the wrong move at the wrong time.

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Mortgage rates jump past 5%, signaling more home price cuts ahead

Mortgage rates moved to the highest level in 8 years, and confidence in housing is now slipping. This as millennials are smack in the middle of their prime home buying years. Rates are expected to move even higher going into next year. 

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Hurricane Michael is a warning to check your homeowner's policy

 If you live in a hurricane-prone area, make sure your coverage is sufficient in case the next major storm heads your way.

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Housing affordability hits 10-year low

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on the health of the housing market.

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Beer on tap in a corporate bank? That's now a reality for one office

WeWork is setting its sights on outfitting corporate offices to grow its business

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Trading Nation: Homebuilders sinking in rising yields

Erin Gibbs, S&P Investment Advisory Services, and Bill Baruch of Blue Line Futures discuss home builder stocks with Tyler Mathisen.

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Here's the number everyone in the financial markets is obsessing about and why

Wall Street is abuzz this week amid a surge in the benchmark 10-year Treasury note yield. But why should investors care?

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Close the deal

Ten years ago, he was an out of work actor and sometime hand model. Desperate for a job to stay in NYC he got a real estate license. Today Ryan Serhant is a real estate mogul, reality TV star and author. In “Sell it Like Serhant” he explains the skills he learned to sell apartments that can help anyone sell more and earn more.

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Cramer Remix: Amazon is still one of the most powerful deflationary forces on Earth

Jim Cramer explains why despite its wage increase, Amazon is working harder than ever to keep prices down.

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The data business isn't slowing—just look at FANG, CEO of data center REIT says

Jim Cramer sits down with CyrusOne President and CEO Gary Wojtaszek to hear about his company's best quarter in history and what's driving the growth.

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Mortgage rates at highest level in 7 years

CNBC's Diana Olick reports that mortgage rates are at the highest level in more than 7 years.

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A red flashing light in the housing market could spell trouble for the economy

One warning sign of trouble could be flashing in the housing market, according to forecaster Lakshman Achuthan.

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Weekly mortgage applications flatline, along with interest rates

Mortgage application volume last week sank 15 percent from last year but was unchanged from the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.  

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Denver is experimenting with making low-income residents landlords of 'granny flats'

One Colorado group is tackling Denver's affordable housing shortage by making low-income residents landlords of "granny flats," according to US News & World report. 

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Mortgage fraud is getting worse as more people lie about their income to qualify for loans

Mortgage fraud risk jumped more than 12 percent year over year at the end of the second quarter, according to CoreLogic, which measures six fraud indicators: identity, income, occupancy, property, transaction and undisclosed real estate debt.

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Manhattan real estate is now in a year-long correction

Total real estate sales in Manhattan fell 11 percent in the third quarter compared with a year ago, marking the fourth straight quarter of double-digit declines, according to new data.

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Cramer Remix: The upcoming election may impact this stock

Jim Cramer warns investors that Grand Canyon Education could be impacted by a political party change in Congress.

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NYC real estate continues to fall

CNBC's Robert Frank reports on Manhattan real estate price cuts as pressure emerges from the top and bottom line.

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Mortgage fraud putting lenders in a tough spot

CNBC's Diana Olick reports that there is a rising risk of mortgage fraud.

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Blend CEO: To prevent mortgage fraud, lenders shouldn't ask consumers for pay stubs

Nima Ghamsari, co-founder and CEO of Blend, joins CNBC's Diana Olick to discuss the surge of mortgage fraud risks.

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New Jersey House Republicans see danger as GOP tax plan hits voters ahead of midterms

The Republican tax plan will nick many voters in high-income, high-tax New Jersey districts where the GOP is trying to defend its House majority in November. 

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Tax on foreign buyers sends UK real estate stocks tumbling

The housing policy was announced at the ruling Conservative Party's annual conference.

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Housing market slows as prices outpace wages

Some of the nation's hottest housing markets have run into turbulence.  

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There's a big problem with the US's $9 billion effort to repair beaches after hurricanes

The US has spent $9 billion repairing its beaches in the wake of hurricanes like Florence. It does restore the beaches and help tourism but the cost is much bigger than $9 billion, ProPublica reports.

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A bright spot in the sluggish real estate sector

CNBC's Diana Olick reports that the real estate sector of the S&P is barely up 1 percent.

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Hong Kong's 28-month property bull run just came to an end

The Asian metropolis has seen house prices rise at an annual rate of almost 10 percent since 2012.

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US REITs holding steady despite tariffs

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on how the real estate sector is being impacted by tariffs.

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These are the world's biggest property bubbles as ranked by UBS

Only one city of the 20 featured in the Global Real Estate Bubble Index is deemed as undervalued.

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What could rising rates mean for the Hong Kong property market?

Reeves Yan, executive director of capital markets & investment services at Colliers International says Hong Kong's commercial property market will likely have a positive future despite rising rates.

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Hong Kong housing price correction expected in 2019: Analyst

Alva To, vice president and head of consulting for Greater China at Cushman & Wakefield, says he believes there will be a correction in Hong Kong's housing market in 2019 as a result of trade tensions, policy shifts and rising interest rates.

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Bay Area home sales tank 10 percent in August — to the slowest pace in 7 years

Sales of Bay Area homes fell 10 percent in August to the slowest pace in 7 years. San Francisco itself saw sales fall 7 percent, as buyers hit an affordability wall. Despite the sales slowdown, the median price of a Bay Area home is way up.

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Rising rates are hammering housing stocks

Megan McGrath, senior homebuilding analyst at MKM Partners, and Stephen Stanley, Amherst Pierpont Securities chief economist, discuss the economy and housing and the impact that rising rates could have on them.

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Here's the next industry tech is looking to disrupt: real estate

Venture capitalists are racing to pour money into an industry they see as ripe for disruption: real estate. The New York Times reports. 

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Pending home sales fall in August to the slowest pace since the start of the year

Signed contracts to buy existing homes fell for the second straight month to the lowest level since January of this year. Sales have fallen for four out of the last five months, as prices and mortgage rates increase. 

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Pending home sales index down 1.8 percent in August

CNBC's Diana Olick reports the latest read on pending home sales.

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Compass CEO on $4 billion valuation and US real estate

Compass CEO Robert Reffkin joins 'Squawk Box' to discuss the tech real estate company and the industry.

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Home prices at a premium: Olick

CNBC's Diana Olick reports that new home prices are higher due to the trade dispute between the United States and China.

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Apartment rents are suddenly rising faster, reversing yearlong trend

A stronger economy, along with an overheated housing market are pushing demand for apartment rentals. Vacancies are down and rents are up.

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Weekly mortgage applications rise 2.9% as interest rates move even higher

Homeowners continued their rush to refinance, as mortgage rates jumped even higher last week. 

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Home prices rise at a slower rate in July: S&P Case-Shiller

Potential home buyers are hitting an affordability wall, and sellers are caving to the new reality.

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Risk tracker RMS predicts up to $5 billion in insured losses from Hurricane Florence

RMS' estimations include property damage and business interruption in residential, commercial, industrial and automobile businesses while factoring in post-event loss amplification.

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Tariffs take a toll on home renovations

CNBC's Diana Olick takes a look at how the trade situation with China is impacting home renovators.

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New Chinese tariffs are about to make your home renovation more expensive

Home renovation demand is soaring, and so are the costs to do it, thanks to a new round of tariffs on goods imported from China. 

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Home sellers slashing prices nationwide, NYC real estate prices drop

CNBC's Diana Olick reports that NYC real estate prices dropped as a new supply hit the market.

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3 places for a tropical beachfront retirement outside the hurricane zone

You can live the laidback tropical lifestyle of beachfront retirement with no worries about the need for expensive hurricane insurance, according to International Living.

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Home sellers slash prices, especially in California

As more supply comes onto the U.S. housing market, and mortgage rates rise, affordability is hitting a wall. That has more sellers lowering prices. 

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Weekly mortgage applications rise 1.6% as interest rates hit a 7-year high

Total mortgage application volume increased 1.6 percent last week compared with the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's seasonally adjusted report.

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Booking vacation to Bermuda vs. a new kitchen: Here's how some people misuse their home equity loan

No, you should not use that home equity line of credit to fund your vacation to Bermuda. You also shouldn't use it to pay for the utilities. 

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August housing starts up 9.2 percent, housing permits down 5.7 percent

CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in August's housing starts and permits.

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Trump's latest Chinese tariffs are a $1 billion tax on housing

U.S. homebuilders are faced with rising costs for land, labor and materials, but a recent drop in lumber prices helped hold sentiment at a high level. Builder sentiment was unchanged in September. 

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NAHB housing market index at 67 in September

CNBC's Diana Olick reports the latest read on the housing market from the National Association of Home Builders.

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Ryan Serhant's NYC real estate tips

Ryan Serhant, “Million Dollar Listing New York” co-star, speaks to CNBC's Robert Frank about getting his start in real estate at the beginning of the financial crisis and gives his best selling ideas for New York City.

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Cramer’s Exec Cut: Where industry leaders are finding strategic success

Jim Cramer gets details on how Advanced Micro Devices, Toll Brothers, and Five Below are refocusing and finding ways to win.

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Take my Trump Tower apartment instead of my money, Manafort tells Mueller

Paul Manafort is forfeiting an estimated $46 million in real estate properties and cash as part of his plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller. The properties include residences in New York City and the Hamptons. 

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The real reason Amazon's HQ2 will be near Washington, D.C.

If the history of corporate relocations teaches us anything, it's that CEOs often move their companies near their homes. After buying The Washington Post in 2013, Bezos bought the most expensive home in Washington, D.C., paying $23 million.

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Homeowners are sitting on $6 trillion in available cash, but they're not tapping it

The big gains in home values over the last two years are starting to slow down, but U.S. homeowners are still reaping the rewards. As prices continue to rise, so too does the amount of home equity available for homeowners to tap.

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Florence's first wave has potential to cause $5 billion in property damage

An estimated 250,000 homes in North Carolina will likely be affected, with the bulk of the damage in that state. Across both states, Florence could cause $3 billion to $5 billion in insured property losses from wind and storm surge, according to CoreLogic.

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Carolinas real estate at risk from Florence

CNBC's Diana Olick takes a look at how real estate in the Carolinas may be impacted by Hurricane Florence.

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China may use its property markets to defend against Trump's trade war offensive

China is under pressure from an onslaught of U.S. tariffs, but the government could blunt some of the negative effects by encouraging property prices to rise, according to a CLSA analyst.

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Florence is expected to rank among the top 10 costliest hurricanes ever

Hurricane Florence's combination of heavy rain and severe surge is making the storm potentially catastrophic.

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Middle East real estate giant Aldar Properties creates a billion-dollar investment firm

United Arab Emirates (UAE) real estate developer Aldar Properties is spinning off its investment division to create 'Aldar Investments.'

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Millennials marry later, but that's not bad for builders: Toll Brothers CEO

Jim Cramer sits down with Toll Brothers CEO Douglas C. Yearley, Jr. to hear his take on trends in the U.S. housing market.

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Cramer Remix: It's unclear why the auto sector is as weak as it is

Jim Cramer digs through what could be causing the auto stocks to weaken even though the economy is growing.

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Millennials are marrying later, but that's not exactly bad for homebuilders, Toll Brothers CEO says

Jim Cramer sits down with Toll Brothers CEO Douglas C. Yearley, Jr. to hear his take on trends in the U.S. housing market.

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Millennials are marrying later, but that's not exactly bad for homebuilders, Toll Brothers CEO says

Jim Cramer sits down with Toll Brothers CEO Douglas C. Yearley, Jr. to hear his take on trends in the U.S. housing market.

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Warning sign: The epicenter of the housing bust is booming again

The recovery for the middle class in Northern Las Vegas has been an uneven process, and the rate in which housing prices are increasing are making many communities no longer affordable for some, The New York Times reports. 

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This property tax strategy can help free up income in retirement

In some cities, you can get a property tax deferral until you die or sell your house. But make sure you read the fine print.

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Weekly refinance demand plummets as mortgage rates hit a 5-week high

Mortgage application volume fell 1.8 percent last week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.

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Hurricane official: 'Catastrophic rainfall' across Carolinas, storm surge up to 50 miles inland

Hurricane Florence is closing in on the coast of the Carolinas, with officials expecting the storm to make a direct hit by early Friday.

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Extended cut: Sorkin interviews Buffett on the 2008 financial crisis

When the banks began to fail in 2008, executives turned to Warren Buffett in a plea for last-minute funding. He later called what would happen next an "economic Pearl Harbor." 

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The housing market is 'in an absolute perfect storm for demand,' real estate CEO says

Century 21 CEO Nick Bailey says demand is brewing among millennials, who are late bloomers to marriage and children — and homeownership, too.

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Former Fannie Mae CEO reflects on financial crisis

Franklin Raines, former Fannie Mae chairman and CEO from 1999 to 2004, discusses Fannie Mae's role in the financial crisis 10 years later.

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Century 21 CEO on millennial homebuyers and the future of housing

Nick Bailey, Century 21 CEO, joins 'Closing Bell' to discuss millennial home buyers, the future of housing and the home buying process.

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Single-family home rental sector thriving

CNBC's Diana Olick reports that the single-family rental trade was meant to be short-term after the financial crisis, but the sector is thriving.

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Investors finally embrace big single-family rental companies a decade after the financial crisis

A decade after the housing crash, the institutional play on single-family rentals is thriving.

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JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon details how the 2008 financial crisis unfolded

In an interview with CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin, J.P. Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon details how the 2008 financial crisis unfolded. 

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The hurricane that's about to hit the Carolinas could be the worst in 60 years

Hurricane Florence is bearing down on the midsection of the East Coast, expected to make landfall later this week with the most strength since Hurricane Hazel in 1954.

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For about $20 million, you could be Warren Buffett's landlord

The home to Berkshire Hathaway, Kiewit Plaza in Omaha, Nebraska, recently went up for sale, according to a local report.

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For about $20 million, you could be Warren Buffett's landlord

The home to Berkshire Hathaway, Kiewit Plaza in Omaha, Nebraska, recently went up for sale, according to a local report.

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Why homeowners outside of Florence's path should check their insurance

The storm should serve as a reminder to people in hurricane-prone areas to make sure their coverage is sufficient in case the next damaging weather system heads their way.

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Hurricane Florence is already moving stocks as Home Depot rises, insurers fall

Two hurricanes are brewing in the Atlantic Ocean, and investors responded accordingly, as home goods-related stocks moved higher while insurance companies shares fell.

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Warren Buffett: In the 10 years since financial panic, we've learned we're 'all dominoes'

The 2008 financial crisis revealed just how vulnerable the U.S. "economic machine" is to any one part failing, according to the billionaire investor.

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Crazy rich Asia: Home to the fastest-growing pool of wealth in the world

This summer's box-office hit "Crazy Rich Asians" highlighted a wider wealth trend across the region, according to a new Wealth-X report.

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Rep. Hensarling: Why Ginnie Mae is better than Fannie and Freddie

Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) discusses the 10-year conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and what he proposes to help prevent the next housing crisis.

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Fannie and Freddie 10 years later

With ten years since the housing collapse, CNBC's Diana Olick looks back at the bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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Weekly mortgage applications are stuck in a rut as rates rise

Homebuyers and homeowners don't have much incentive to call a mortgage lender right now.

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Sunlight REIT on the outlook for real estate in Hong Kong

Keith Wu of Sunlight REIT says the strength seen in Hong Kong's commercial market property market is "likely to be sustainable."

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The share of bankruptcy filers who are older than 65 is the highest it's ever been

Debt levels among the elderly could have people running out of money in their later years.

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It's better to rent than to buy in today's housing market

Fast-rising home prices and higher mortgage rates have made it both cheaper and a better investment to rent a home than to buy one. 

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Buying a home now cheaper than renting in only 35% of US counties

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on the changes in the eternal 'rent or buy?' debate in housing.

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Rolling your student loans into a mortgage might sound like a good idea—but there's a catch

Fannie Mae recently offered the option to roll student loans into a mortgage. That could make you feel like you're making progress on your debt but there are some very serious risks to consider, Bankrate reports.

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After a Starbucks opens in town, housing prices tend to rise, Harvard study finds

Each entry of a Starbucks into a ZIP code is associated with a 0.5 percent increase in housing prices within a year, the paper found.

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Why homeowners outside of Gordon's path should check their insurance

The storm should serve as a reminder to people in hurricane-prone areas to make sure their coverage is sufficient in case the next damaging weather system heads their way.

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'There's so much demand' for property in Singapore

The Singapore government has tightened property cooling measures but there are still "a lot of transactions going on," says Hari Krishnan, chief executive of PropertyGuru.

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This chart could explain why the bitcoin bubble hasn't fully burst

Research shows bitcoin's price movements were closely linked to Google searches for the cryptocurrency.

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‘A very strong indication’ that the Australian property market is slowing

After being at “very elevated levels” in the last few years, the property market in Australia is finally seeing signs of slowing down, says Tim Reardon of the Housing Industry Association.

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Pets' needs influencing millennial housing choices

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on where pet-owning millennials are putting their homebuying priorities.

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Millennials put pets first when buying a home

When shopping for homes, millennials are putting their pets' needs at the top of their list. 

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The $1 billion price cut: Luxury real estate gets slashed

The new federal tax law, which limits deductions of state and local taxes, is also putting pressure on real-estate in high-tax states. And foreign buyers, who were driving some of the highest-priced sales in 2014 and 2015, have pulled back. 

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Millennials and dog-driven real estate

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on how millennials are putting their pets' lives first when choosing their homes.

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Despite booming economy, recovery in U.S. housing sector has been slow: Economist

Mark Vitner, managing director and senior economist at Wells Fargo Securities, says housing has been 'most troubling,' with recovery slow to get back on track.

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Looking for a mansion? Here are some mega market deals

CNBC's Robert Frank reports on the real estate deals for a number of multi-million dollar mansions.

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Jimmy Carter says Trump administration is ignoring affordable-housing shortage

Former President Jimmy Carter told CNBC that the Trump administration is ignoring a national housing crisis, and he urged voters to support candidates who promote affordable housing. 

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Retail industry not going away despite negative headlines, CBRE CEO says

Bob Sulentic, the CEO and President of the CBRE Group, said that the strong economy has had a positive impact on commercial real estate.

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Where to find mega-deals in the mansion market

CNBC's Robert Frank reports on some multi-million dollar mansions with steep price cuts.

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A 'painful lesson' for Chinese developer Country Garden

Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad reportedly said he intends to ban foreigners from buying homes being built by Country Garden in the southern tip of the country. Alan Jin of Mizuho Securities Asia weighs in.

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'Climate gentrification' altering home values in Miami

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on how rising tides and increasingly intense storms are impacting the value of Miami real estate.