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Weekly mortgage refinance applications rise, even as home purchase demand falls

Mortgage interest rates rose last week, but that didn't throw any cold water on the mini-refinance boom that's been going on for the last month.

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SoftBank is in talks with JP Morgan on WeWork bailout as cash expected to dry up by mid-November

A little over two weeks after withdrawing its IPO filing, WeWork is in need of cash. SoftBank and J.P. Morgan Chase are trying to pull something together.

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Layoffs expected at WeWork in coming weeks

CNBC's Deirdre Bosa gives new details on reports saying that WeWork could see layoffs in the coming weeks following its botched IPO.

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US housing shortage could get even worse—here's why

CNBC's Diana Olick reports how a sharp drop in mortgages rates this summer brought demand back for entry-level homes and has depleted that supply dramatically.

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Lower mortgage rates are causing an epic housing shortage

A lull in home sales earlier this year helped build much-needed supply, but a sharp drop in rates this summer brought demand back and has dramatically depleted that inventory.

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WSJ: Softbank seeking control over WeWork through financial package

Eliot Brown, reporter from The Wall Street Journal, joins "Power Lunch" to discuss WeWork and how Softbank could seek control over the company.

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VC firm with ties to Charles Koch expected to reach $100 million in new funding

Trust Ventures targets tech companies tackling broad public issues but facing high regulatory barriers.

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Half of Americans say their financial situation hasn't improved since the Great Recession

The Great Recession ended a decade ago, but many Americans have not seen their financial situation improve.

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Google expands plans for its massive second headquarters in San Jose

Google's application show its second headquarters could be bigger than expected.

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Mortgages will be one of the bright spots of Q3, says KBW's Thomas Michaud

Thomas Michaud, CEO of KBW, a Stifel company, joins "Squawk on the Street" to discuss the markets and strength of the economy.

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Weekly mortgage refinances jump 10% as rates drop to the lowest level since August

An unexpected drop in mortgage interest rates had homeowners calling their lenders last week, looking to save money on their monthly payments.

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Investor: I'm bullish on US housing

Cole Smead of Smead Capital Management says 18 to 35 year olds are the biggest population group in America and this demographic is able to purchase homes but has not been willing to so far. He explains why he sees home sales picking up.

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Housing prices are correcting, says Halstead CEO Diane Ramirez

Diane Ramirez, Halstead CEO, and Tendayi Kapfidze of LendingTree join "Squawk Box" to discuss the state of the housing market as refinancing ramps up.

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No one should write off WeWork, says Knight Frank

There is no doubt that if WeWork were to suddenly disappear, there would be a gap in the office real estate market that would need to be addressed, says Alistair Elliott of Knight Frank. He also discusses retail real estate in the U.K.

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The top 10 best places to retire

Among 125 metro areas nationwide, the best place to retire is Fort Myers, Florida, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2020 rankings.

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Bidding wars are taking a strange turn in the fall housing market

Cooler weather historically means a cooling off period in the housing market, but that is not the case this fall. After dropping to the lowest level in eight years, bidding wars are creeping back.

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Conerns about personal finance are eating into consumer confidence in housing

Consumer confidence in housing is weakening just as homes are becoming more affordable. The housing affordability rate is the second-best it's been in almost two years. CNBC's Diana Olick reports.

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Airbnb is gearing up to be the most anticipated IPO of 2020, here's why

CNBC's Deirdre Bosa reports on Airbnb's profitability and what is expected ahead of the company's potential IPO in 2020.

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Confidence in housing weakens just as homes become more affordable

Lower mortgage rates are making buying a home slightly more affordable, but financial concerns are outweighing that benefit and lowering overall confidence in housing.

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Quicken Loans CEO Jay Farner on the state of the housing market

Jay Farner, CEO of Quicken Loans, joins "Squawk Box" to discuss the state of the housing market and the homebuyer.

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UK house prices grow at slowest rate in six years, survey says

On a month-to-month basis, house prices fell by 0.4% in September to reach an average value across the U.K. of $286,209.

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Innovation Homes CEO on what's driving the drop in 30-year mortgage rates to nearly 3.6%

Dallas Tanner, CEO of Innovation Homes, joins CNBC's "Closing Bell" to discuss 30-year mortgage rates falling to average of 3.6% this week and what's driving the drop.

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China trade war triggers closings, layoffs at US hardwood lumber mills

It is a hard time for the U.S. hardwood lumber industry. The trade war with China has caused a steep drop in U.S. exports, and now the industry is cutting jobs.

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Rudin Management's Bill Rudin on recession risk and real estate

Bill Rudin, Rudin Management CEO, joins "Squawk Box" to discuss whether he sees a recession ahead and the health of real estate.

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Early WeWork investor Bill Rudin on the company's business model

Bill Rudin, Rudin Management CEO, discusses his early investment into WeWork and his view of the company's business model.

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Invitation Homes CEO on what's driving the drop in 30-year mortgage rates to nearly 3.6%

Dallas Tanner, CEO of Invitation Homes, joins CNBC's "Closing Bell" to discuss 30-year mortgage rates falling to average of 3.6% this week and what's driving the drop.

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Market volatility may be helping fall homebuyers as bond yields drop

CNBC's Diana Olick joins "Closing Bell" to report why recent market volatility may help fall homebuyers as bond yields fall, causing a mortgage rate turnaround.

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New plunge in mortgage rates could save borrowers thousands of dollars

Fall homebuyers are getting a bonus. The sell-off in the stock market is causing an unexpected turnaround in mortgage rates.

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HUD's new housing rule has an A.I. loophole that's bad for America

Lenders are turning to AI for home-loan decisions because discrimination, even unintentional bias, remains endemic to housing. A new fair lending proposal from HUD is anything but fair. It may help unleash discriminatory AI in the mortgage market.

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Market sell-off is causing unexpected turnaround in mortgage rates

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on how the recent market sell-off is impacting the housing markets.

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Manhattan real estate prices take the biggest tumble since the financial crisis

A continued drop in foreign buyers, changes in the federal tax laws that make it more expensive to live in high-tax states and a glut of high-priced condos have all converged to create the worst real estate market in Manhattan in a decade.

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Mansion tax had a big bearing on Q3 home sales: Douglas Elliman CEO

CNBC's "Squawk Box" team break down New York City's real estate glut with Steven James, president and CEO of Douglas Elliman NYC, and CNBC's Robert Frank.

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Weekly mortgage refinance applications rebound 14% on tiny rate dip

After a rough month for mortgage rates, borrowers saw a sign of hope and pounced. A small dip in the 30-year fixed rate lit a fire under refinances.

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Stock markets can rebound from here, says Credit Suisse

Suresh Tantia of Credit Suisse says stocks can go up in part because global geopolitical risks have receded and central banks are in easing mode.

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Will WeWork's failed IPO impact commercial real estate market? Marx Realty CEO discusses

Craig Deitelzweig, president and CEO of Marx Realty, and CNBC's Robert Frank joins "Closing Bell" to discuss how WeWork's struggles to go public could impact the broader commercial real estate market.

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WeWork needs to raise money "very, very fast" to pay rents, says real estate entrepreneur

Peebles Corp. Founder, Chairman and CEO Don Peebles and CNBC's Robert Frank join "The Exchange" to discuss WeWork's impact on the New York City real estate market.

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WeWork may drag on New York City's office market

CNBC's "Power Lunch" team talks about what happened with WeWork's IPO and what may be next for the company with Peter Grant, commercial real estate reporter with The Wall Street Journal.

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IWG CEO on WeWork and the commerical real estate market

IWG CEO Mark Dixon joins "Squawk Box" to discuss the impact WeWork has had on the real estate market and his outlook on the commercial real estate market. IWG is WeWork's European competitor.

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How WeWork could impact the real estate market

CNBC's Robert Frank reports from one building that is co-owned by former WeWork CEO Adam Neumann. The building is up for sale and could give a good idea of the risk it could pose to the real estate market.

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There are property market risks building up for banks in emerging Asia, says Fitch Ratings

Ng Wee Siang of Fitch Ratings says there are rising risks from property-related loans for banks in China, India and Sri Lanka.

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There are 'demographic tailwinds' in millennial homeownership, home builder Taylor Morrison says

"People are feeling good and their confidence is absolutely showing in the real estate market, and that's not even to mention the demographic tailwinds we have," CEO Sheryl Parker says.

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'Demographic tailwinds' in millennial homeownership: Taylor Morrison CEO

"People are feeling good and their confidence is absolutely showing in the real estate market, and that's not even to mention the demographic tailwinds we have," CEO Sheryl Parker says.

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Millennial home buying is trending up with 'demographic tailwinds': Taylor Morrison CEO

"People are feeling good and their confidence is absolutely showing in the real estate market," CEO Sheryl Parker says.

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Lending to house flippers hits a 13-year high as prices and competition heat up

It is getting much harder to profit on house flipping today. That has flippers financing more of their investments than they have in over a decade.

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House flippers are using mortgages to flip homes

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on the jump in financing for house flips as home prices rise.

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WeWork's Neumann set a new low bar in corporate governance: Investor

Timothy Lesko of Granite Investment Advisors says companies such as WeWork are selling themselves as a technology firms and gaining a valuation that they may not otherwise deserve.

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Why this analyst says there's more upside for homebuilders

CNBC's "Power Lunch" team discusses homebuilders with Buck Horne of Raymond James.

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Pending home sales beat in August, 1.6% vs. 1.0% estimated

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on strong pending home sales data for the month of August, with stronger numbers being reported in the West.

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Pending home sales rebound in August as the slump in the West appears to be over

Buyers are back in the housing market, but they are still having a hard time finding what they want and what they can afford.

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Higher interest rates send weekly mortgage applications tanking 10%

Higher in rates over the last two weeks send mortgage applications into a slide, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.

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New home sales see unexpected surge, but analyst says 'entry level' price is now much higher

Sales of newly built homes in August hit the second highest level in over a decade. Those numbers were released just after Toll Brothers, Lennar and KB Home were upgraded to "outperform."

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WeWork's new co-CEOs have experience at tech giants like Amazon and AOL

In announcing that co-founder Adam Neumann is stepping down, WeWork elevated Artie Minson and Sebastian Gunningham to the co-CEO positions.

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WeWork CEO Adam Neumann steps down

The executive has been under pressure since WeWork released its pre-IPO S-1 filing amid concerns about its corporate governance and valuation.

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Signs point to housing market heating up as home prices stop slowdown in July

The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller index rose 3.2% annually in July, the same gain reported in June. Prices are still cooling in the largest cities.

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WeWork IPO has better chance with corporate governance change, new CEO: Analyst

Barry Oxford, analyst at D.A. Davidson, joins CNBC's "Closing Bell" to discuss WeWork's woes concerning its valuation and a potential effort to push CEO Adam Neumann out.

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Homeowner equity hits an all time high, here's what it means

More homeowners are sitting on cash and home equity is on the rise. CNBC's Diana Olick breaks down the numbers.

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More Americans are house rich, but they're leaving that cash in the house

Rising home prices and conservative borrowing have today's homeowners sitting on a record amount of potential cash.

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'Underdeveloped' warehousing in China could be an investing opportunity for property investors

China's e-commerce boom is fueling demand for storage spaces and offers opportunities for those looking into putting their money in real estate, says Jean Eric Salata from Baring Private Equity Asia.

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Are flexible co-working spaces a threat to larger economy?

CNBC's Diana Olick joins "Closing Bell" to discuss Boston Federal Reserve President Eric Rosengren's comment how commercial real estate losses could be larger in the next downturn due to flexible co-working spaces like WeWork.

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WeWork a problem for landlords in downturn: CenterSquare's Scott Crowe

Scott Crowe, CenterSquare Investment Management, and CNBC's Steve Liesman join 'The Exchange' to discuss the Fed's Rosengren's comments on the co-working space model creating a potential risk.

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Ares' Arougheti explains why he's betting on credit markets

CNBC's Melissa Lee sits down with Mike Arougheti of Ares Management Corp, which has $142 billion in assets, at the Delivering Alpha conference. Ares specializes in credit, private equity and real estate.

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Home flippers see lowest returns in 8 years as costs rise

It's getting harder to be a home flipper. As easy as it might seem on reality television shows, the math is now trickier, thanks to a housing market loaded with roadblocks.

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Existing home sales at their fastest pace since March 2018

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on new existing home sales data for August, which show sales at a 17-month high.

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Housing starts just hit 12-year high, but the underlying group may be getting 'ahead of itself'

Homebuilding stocks have made strides, but the latest good news for the group may not help as much as investors hope, strategists warn.

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As homebuilding hits 12-year high, experts warn construction stocks may lose steam

Matt Maley, chief market strategist at Miller Tabak, and Michael Bapis, managing director of Vios Advisors at Rockefeller Capital Management, break down the homebuilders' recent rally with CNBC's Mike Santoli.

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What it's like to live on the 123rd floor of the world's tallest condo tower

Central Park Tower will top off at 1,550 feet, making it the world's tallest residential building. It may also be the most expensive condo project ever.

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This key construction indicator just tanked

The monthly Architecture Billings Index (ABI) from the American Institute of Architects fell to 47.2 from 50.1 in July. Any score below 50 indicates a decrease in architecture firm billings.

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US housing starts jump 12.3% to 1.364 million in August, a 12-year high

CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on the August housing starts and building permits.

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Mortgage demand from buyers jumps, just as interest rates spike

Mortgage applications to purchase a home increased 6% for the week and were a strong 15% higher annually.

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Discussing the outlook for property prices in China

Kaven Tsang of Moody's Investors Service says he expects property price growth in China to "slowly" come down to a "manageable" level.

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Oil price spike will be 'quite harmful' to some countries: Investor

Frank Tsui of Value Partners says the situation in the oil market seems "manageable" unless there is more military action in Saudi Arabia. He also weighs in on the Chinese property market.

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Tilman Fertitta on his new book, 'Shut Up and Listen'

CNBC's Brian Sullivan talks to Tilman Fertitta, CEO of Landry's, in Houston about his new book, "Shut Up and Listen," his early success, advice for young entrepreneurs and a host of other great Tilmanisms.

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Central Park tower now tallest residential building in the world

Robert Frank gets a look inside Central Park Tower as it tops out at 1,550 feet, becoming the tallest residential building in the world. The 179 luxury condos range from $6.7 million for a two-bedroom to $63 million for a five-bedroom penthouse.

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What WeWork's delayed IPO means for competitors

Knotel co-founder and CEO Amol Sarva joins "Squawk Alley" to discuss the company's growth and room for competition amid WeWork's delayed IPO.

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Traders get even more bullish on Toll Brothers after homebuilder's 52-week high

The "Fast Money" traders share their first moves for the market open.

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September NAHB sentiment index beats expectations

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on new data on NAHB sentiment that beat expectations in September, at 68 vs. 66 expected.

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Masa Son and Adam Neumann relationship not seen as reason for IPO delay: Sources

CNBC's David Faber reports that trouble between WeWork and its largest shareholder was not the key reason for delaying an initial public offering.

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Fed rate cut is coming, but some market insiders doubt it's really necessary

A Federal Reserve rate cut at the end of this week's two-day FOMC meeting is considered a "lock" by the market, but chief financial officers of major corporations still harbor doubts about whether lowering interest rates is necessary.

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Homebuilder sentiment surges to highest level of the year, but there are warning signs

A sharp drop in mortgage rates in August was clearly behind the confidence in September, but rates have since reversed.

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Here's the impact high mortgage rates are having on the housing market

Doug Duncan, Fannie Mae chief economist, joins "The Exchange" to discuss if the rise in mortgage rates could help the housing market.

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CEO Robert Reffkin on Compass' new artificial intelligence features

Compass founder and CEO Robert Reffkin joins "Squawk Alley" to discuss the company's updates to its app, including new A.I. features, the company's growth, and more.

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World's tallest residential building nears completion in New York City

CNBC's Robert Frank reports from the new super tower under construction near Central Park, and why the owner believes the luxury condos will sell.

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Here are the systematic risks of WeWork's IPO

Scott Crowe, CenterSquare Investment Management, and CNBC's Robert Frank, join 'The Exchange' to discuss the risks of WeWork's IPO.

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Cash-strapped millennials shop for real estate online

Gary Beasley, Roofstock co-founder and CEO, joins "The Exchange" to discuss why younger buyers are shopping for real estate online.

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Analyst names the best home improvement stocks

CNBC's "Power Lunch" team talks about which home improvement retail stocks are doing the best and why the industry is a good place to invest with Brian Nagel of Oppenheimer.

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Why WeWork's pre-IPO troubles serve as a reality check for start-ups

CNBC's Leslie Picker and Kate Rooney break down what investors need to know about the upcoming WeWork IPO with the "Power Lunch" team.

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This was the worst week for mortgage rates in 3 years – and it may be just the beginning

Analysts now wonder if this is a short-term correction from recent lows or a new shift toward rising rates.

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Fannie & Freddie regulator on next steps in mortgage market reform

CNBC's Diana Olick talks with Mark Calabria, director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, about the administration's next steps in its plan to end the conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says Trump has approved reform plan for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Mnuchin appeared before the Senate Banking Committee Tuesday and refused to confirm that when asked then, but said he had since confirmed it.

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REITs are an 'interesting alternative' to bonds, stocks: DBS

With bonds looking "pretty dicey" and global macro uncertainty making it difficult to take big risks in stocks, investors can consider investing in REITs, says Tim Wong of DBS Bank.

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Why mortgage pro says it's a good to privatize Fannie, Freddie Mac

The government is weighing whether a recent court win for mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should be appealed to the Supreme Court. Nader Tavakoli of Eagle Rock Capital joins CNBC's "Power Lunch" to discuss whether the government should privatize the mortgage giants.

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Here's how many people tapped their retirement plan to buy a house

Some prospective homeowners will do just about anything to buy their first house. Borrowing from a 401(k) plan, selling their belongings and borrowing from family are all possibilities, according to data from Bankrate.com

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Homebuyers snap up lower mortgage rates

Homebuyers are taking advantage of lower mortgage rates and a slightly more desperate seller. CNBC's Diana Olick reports on the latest mortgage application data.

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Weekly mortgage applications rise as buyer's market takes hold

Homebuyers are taking advantage of lower mortgage rates and a slow summer for sellers, and that is driving mortgage applications higher. Total mortgage application volume rose 2% last week compared with the previous week.

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California real estate billionaire George Marcus prepares to host Joe Biden for 2020 fundraiser

It's a sign that the prominent Democratic donor is opening his network to the former vice president.

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Mnuchin considers appealing Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac investor lawsuit to the Supreme Court

A federal appeals court last week overturned a prior ruling that had favored the government's collection of the mortgage giants' profits.

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Mnuchin: Supreme Court may be next in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac case

CNBC's Diana Olick reports from Capitol Hill where Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told her he's exploring a number of options to push forward with privatizing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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Fall housing shifts quickly to a buyer's market

Mortgage rates are around the lowest in three years, but buyers are suddenly much more cautious about purchasing a home. Competition is cooling, and consequently sellers can no longer command any price.

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WeWork CEO Neumann's performance to determine company's IPO: Axios

Axios Business Editor Dan Primack and CNBC's Leslie Picker join "The Exchange" to discuss WeWork's IPO roadshow and the controversy surrounding the company.

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Here are the best and worst US cities for retirement

Here's a look at the top and bottom five U.S. cities in terms of retiree-friendliness, as ranked by personal finance website WalletHub.

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Treasury plan to overhaul Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac allows firms to keep more capital

The Trump administration released its first formal recommendations to overhaul the housing finance system, and begin the process of removing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from government conservatorship, where they have been for the past 11 years.

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Biden allies expect natural gas firm founder to remain co-host of fundraiser despite climate outcry

Goldman is listed as a co-founder of Western LNG on the company's website, alongside entries for the firm's CEO and senior vice president.

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Online house-flipper Opendoor buys title company in bid to control more of real estate market

Online real estate start-ups like Opendoor, Redfin and Zillow want to own more of the homebuying and -selling process. Opendoor, which makes instant offers to buy houses from homeowners, just acquired title and escrow company OS National.

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Blodget: WeWork's change of valuation is a rejection from the market

Business Insider's Henry Blodget and Former Twitter COO Ali Rowghani join "Squawk Alley" to discuss WeWork's IPO and the company's bid to lower its valuation ahead of going public.

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WeWork is targeting lower IPO valuation due to weak demand

The valuation targets for controversial real estate company WeWork are being dramatically lowered, sources told CNBC's David Faber.

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WeWork is dramatically slashing its IPO valuation to less than $25 billion because of weak demand

Even at a $25 billion valuation, demand for WeWork is weak, people familiar with the matter say. It last raised money at a $47 billion valuation.

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Weekly mortgage refinances fall further, despite lower interest rates

Interest rates resumed their retreat last week, but that did not boost mortgage demand. Mortgage application volume decreased 3.1% for the week.

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Joe Biden will return to Wall Street for fundraisers after climate town hall

Biden has shown a willingness to court big money and corporate-linked donors, even as his campaign tries to distance him from lobbyists.

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Real estate tycoon Sam Zell slams WeWork: 'Every single company in this space has gone broke'

Office-sharing firm WeWork is not doing anything new, argues the Chicago billionaire real estate investor.

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Mortgage demand weakens despite lower rates

CNBC's Diana Olick joins "Squawk Box" with the latest data on mortgage applications.

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Older millennials are driving home prices higher again

They may have waited longer than previous generations, but millennials are showing a strong desire to become homeowners, especially older millennials. That is strengthening demand for the limited supply of homes for sale.

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It's best for us to expand outside of Australia: Harvey Norman

We're sort of "treading water" in Australia and it is more advantageous for us to expand overseas, says Gerry Harvey of Harvey Norman. He also discusses online and offline sales channels.

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Here's how NYC real estate could benefit from Hong Kong protests

Dolly Lenz, number one U.S. broker by dollar amount in sales, joins 'The Exchange' to discuss how New York real estate could benefit from the ongoing conflict in Hong Kong.

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Here’s what's stopping millenials from buying houses

Homeownership among millenials is lower than their parents and grandparents.

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International investors take a small step back from US commercial real estate

International investors became net sellers of commercial real estate this year for the first time since 2012. There was no one country accounting for the change, instead a small pullback in purchases that changed the investment equation.

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Overseas investors net sellers of US real estate in Q2

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on foreign investors becoming net sellers in the U.S. real estate market.

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If you're looking to retire early, think about moving to one of these 10 US cities

The 10 best U.S. cities for early retirement are ranked by effective income tax rate for retirees, the average cost of a silver health insurance plan for a 60-year-old, the concentration of nearby medical facilities, crime statistics and more.

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Exclusive look inside America's most expensive listing—the $195 million 'Chartwell Estate'

The most expensive house for sale in America is priced at $195 million. CNBC's Robert Frank takes an inside look.

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July pending home sales reverse course, falling 2.5% despite low mortgage rates

Pending home sales fell 2.5% in July month to month and were 0.3% lower compared with July 2018, according to the National Association of Realtors.

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Mini refinance boom goes bust, as mortgage rates turn higher

A small tick higher in mortgage rates caused the sudden surge in refinances to retreat just as quickly.

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There's a 'tremendous growth opportunity' here: OYO China

Wilson Li of OYO China discusses the company's business strategy in China. He says the firm will continue to invest in talent and technology to build capability.

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Wealthy former Hillary Clinton donor Stephen Rosenberg is using shell company to back Trump

Rosenberg's company, SR 2018 LLC, is listed as a six-figure donor to the Trump Victory committee and it also sent checks directly to Trump's campaign.

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No measurable tariff impact on consumers, yet: Washington Federal CEO

CNBC's "Power Lunch" breaks down the health of housing and the strength of the consumer with Brent Beardall, CEO of Washington Federal.

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Southern California sees strongest July home sales in four years, thanks to lower mortgage rates

Home sales in Southern California jumped more than 6% in July and were 3.7% higher annually, according to CoreLogic, the highest July volume since 2015.

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People who bought homes in the past 2 years could see 'significant' savings by refinancing now

Home loan rates are down about 1.25% from their 2018 peak, "which can translate to $2,200 a year in savings on a $250,000 mortgage," says Mortgage Bankers Association CEO Robert Broeksmit.

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What this mortgage expert says is behind the refinancing boom

Robert Broeksmit, Mortgage Bankers Association president and CEO, joins "Squawk on the Street" to discuss the wave of mortgage refinancing as rates fall.

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Homeowners are sitting on a record amount of cash, but they're not really tapping it

The combination of rising home prices and falling mortgage rates has U.S. homeowners sitting on a veritable fortune in home equity. The collective amount of money borrowers could pull out of their homes hit a record $6.3 trillion.

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Weekly mortgage applications decline amid economic uncertainty

CNBC's Diana Olick joins "Squawk Box" with the latest data on mortgage applications.

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WeWork's valuation is probably a little overstated: Professor

Jay Ritter of University of Florida says, at the $50 billion valuation that investors are talking about, he would be "very skeptical" of buying into WeWork's stock.

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Hong Kong is not having an existential crisis: Analyst

Phillip Zhong of Morningstar Investment Management Asia says the Hong Kong protesters are seeking a higher degree of economic opportunity, and the unrest is not a fundamental crisis. He says the future of Hong Kong lies in a "greater degree of integration with China."

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It's difficult to imagine WeWork achieving profitability: Analyst

Sam McBride of New Constructs says he doesn't think WeWork "really ever will" turn a profit. He points out that the company is experiencing heavy losses in a time of strong economic growth, which is when its business model should be working.

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House-flipping tips from HGTV's real estate pro Tarek El Moussa

"Flip or Flop" star Tarek El Moussa has bought and resold hundreds of homes and made millions. The real estate investor recently spoke with CNBC about how to succeed in the competitive business of buying fixer-uppers and renovating them for profit.

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Home price gains slowed in June, but low mortgage rates may heat them up again

Home prices are still gaining nationally, rising 3.1% annually in June, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home price index.

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The real estate market is responding to low interest rates, economist says

Frank Nothaft, executive economist at CoreLogic, joins "Squawk Box" to discuss the current real estate environment.

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Here's how the 10-year Treasury note is impacting mortgage rates

Douglas Duncan, Fannie Mae chief economist, and Skylar Olsen, Zillow director of economic research, join "The Exchange" to discuss the impact mortgage rates are seeing from the U.S.-China trade war.

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New home sales miss expectations in July, June sales revised higher

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on new home sales data, which shows new homebuyers reacting to low mortgage rates.

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Here's why you might want to rethink getting an adjustable rate mortgage

With recessionary fears causing longer-term interest rates to hover near or below short-term rates, the advantage that typically comes with adjustable-rate mortgages has shrunk — or entirely disappeared — at some lenders.

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How this rental platform achieved a 0% default on payments

Ibraheem Babalola of Muster discusses how his platform is using technology in the real estate industry in Africa.

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Want to get cash out of your home? Here's what to look out for

Is taking out a home equity loan a good idea or should you refinance your house? Top advisor Ric Edelman lays out the pros and cons.

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Buy the housing boom, says investing pro

Todd Gordon of TradingAnalysis .com and Quint Tatro of Joule Financial discuss housing stocks with CNBC's Mike Santoli.

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Vantagescore Solutions could be your alternative to FICO scores

A shake-up is taking place in the mortgage lending industry. Barrett Burns, Vantagescore Solutions CEO, joins "The Exchange" to discuss if the reign of the FICO score has ended.

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The inverted yield curve is doing something weird to mortgage rates

It is a rare scenario where long-term interest rates suddenly fall below short-term interest rates.

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ETF Spotlight: Homebuilders rally on low mortgage rates

CNBC's Sara Eisen takes a look at the homebuilding sector as stocks rally on falling mortgage rates and better-than-expected sales data.

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European Central Bank at the heart of German Bund problem, says Financial Times' Tom Stubbington

Tommy Stubbington, Financial Times markets reporter, joins 'The Exchange' to discuss Germany's interest rates and Denmark's negative mortgages rates.

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New architects' report shows how the trade war is hitting commercial real estate

A key indicator for the commercial real estate market is showing signs of weakness, and uncertainty in the economy over the trade war and interest rates may be to blame.

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Existing home sales see first year-over-year increase in 17 months

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on new existing home sales data that shows a slightly better-than-expected number for July.

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Here's how flattening interest rates are affecting the housing market

George Ratiu, senior economist for realtor.com, and Bess Freedman, and CEO of Brown Harris Stevens, join "Squawk Box" to discuss the latest mortgage app data and the health of the housing market.

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Mortgage demand falls as interest rates flatten

After a rush on refinances, homeowners took a breather last week, despite still seeing the lowest interest rates in about three years.

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This unusual strategy could be the 'sweet spot' for investors in a wild market

An exchange-traded fund based in mortgage-backed securities may provide just the kind of stable income investors need in this market, says ETF.com's Dave Nadig.

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Neighbor is out to disrupt self-storage: It's like Airbnb for your stuff

Got extra stuff? Got extra space? A new company is ready to make a match. Neighbor is a barely 2-year-old company that connects homeowners online with people who need storage space.

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Neighbor.com: 'It's like Airbnb for your stuff'

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on a new start-up focused on storing belongings with a neighbor. Neighbor.com says its service is like "Airbnb for your stuff."

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5 things to know before the stock market opens Tuesday

Dow set to rise; White House denies payroll tax cut report; China tweaks interest rates; Home Depot worries about trade war; Beyond Meat gets an upgrade

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Hong Kong's unrest could present a long-term opportunity: Citi

Roger Bacon of Citi Private Bank discusses the impact of the protests in Hong Kong on financial assets. He also says it's too early to tell if there are opportunities in the real estate market.

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Residents complained of rats, mice in Kushner-owned buildings before Trump, Cummings feud

President Donald Trump sparked criticism when he tweeted that the Baltimore-area district of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, was "a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess."

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Single family housing starts jump despite an overall drop in home building

New home construction dropped in July, but there were some spots. CNBC's Diana Olick reports.

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Confidence matters more than mortgage rates in housing, and confidence just took a hit

Mortgage rates have been falling sharply over the last three months, which should be incredibly positive for the housing market, but so far reaction has been muted in both home sales and new home construction.

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US housing starts total 1.191 million in July, vs 1.24 million expected

CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on the July housing starts and building permits. CNBC's Diana Olick and Steve Liesman join the "Squawk Box" team to break down the numbers.

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Homebuilders take a hit from Wednesday's market sell-off

The home builders were hit along with everyone else on Wednesday after the 800 point sell-off for the Dow. CNBC's Diana Olick reports.

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Homebuilder sentiment rose in August, here's why

Low mortgage rates are bringing home buyers back. CNBC's Diana Olick reports on the sentiment in the industry.

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Homebuilder sentiment, mortgage applications rise on low mortgage rates

CNBC's Rick Santelli and Diana Olick report on new economic data on business inventories, homebuilder sentiment and more.

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Falling mortgage rates boost homebuilder confidence, but not new construction

The nation's homebuilders are feeling better about their business, as falling mortgage rates help more buyers afford homes. They are still not, however, building enough homes to meet demand.

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Weekly mortgage refinances spike 37% in one week as rates fall further

Another sharp drop in mortgage rates sent even more homeowners to their lenders, hoping to save money on their monthly payments.

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A recession in Hong Kong is 'inevitable,' says economist

Andy Xie, an independent economist, says Hong Kong's business people have political power and are "running the place," and that's what's "causing the trouble" in the city.

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WeWork doesn't have a single woman director, according to IPO filing

WeWork's parent known formally as the We Company is going public with an all-male board of directors.

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Home buyers are taking advantage of falling rates, says housing market analyst Ivy Zelman

Housing market analyst Ivy Zelman, known for predicting the 2005 housing peak and the 2012 housing bottom, spoke to CNBC's Power Lunch on Wednesday.

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Watch CNBC's interview with Ivy Zelman on the housing market

CNBC's Diana Olick talks with Ivy Zelman, CEO of Zelman & Associates, about the health of the housing market and the fear of a recession.

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Moody's Analytics' Zandi: Housing market 'treading water', here's why

The supply of newly built homes for sale dropped for the first time in six years. Mark Zandi, Moody's chief economist, and CNBC's Diana Olick join 'The Exchange' to discuss how housing is doing during the sell-off.

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Mortgage applications tick higher as rates drop

CNBC's Diana Olick reports the latest weekly mortgage application data.

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5 things to know before the stock market opens Wednesday

Dow set to drop; bonds flash recession signal; Chinese economic data weakens; China blames the US for Hong Kong protests; mortgage refinances surge

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Household debt hits highest level since 2008: NY Fed

The average U.S. household's debt is at its highest level since 2008, according to the New York Fed. Mortgages make up 68 percent of the total balance.

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More signs point to a softer housing market, even as mortgage rates fall

Builders and buyers alike are pulling back, even as mortgage rates fall to multiyear lows. The housing market is simply too pricey.

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Scotts Miracle-Gro CEO on legalizing cannabis

James Hagedorn, Scotts Miracle-Gro chairman and CEO, joins "Squawk on the Street" to discus the housing market, legalization of cannabis and more.

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HGTV's Tarek El Moussa on the home flipping market slowdown

HGTV's "Flip or Flop's" Tarek El Moussa joins the "Power Lunch" team to discuss real estate investing and construction.

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Hong Kong's protests present a 'serious challenge': MTR chief

Jacob Kam of MTR says the company respects the Hong Kong protesters' rights and freedom to express their views, but hopes they won't disrupt the freedom of travel for the others.

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Here's what's driving the refinancing boom

CNBC's "The Exchange" breaks down how the housing market is faring amid mortgage rate lows with Redfin's chief economist Daryl Fairweather and CNBC's Diana Olick.

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Millennials drive mortgage refinance boom, and lenders are scrambling

Mortgage interest rates have been falling since May, especially sharply this month, so borrowers, especially millennials, are rushing to refinance. Refinance applications were up a stunning 116% this week compared with a year ago.

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Jefferies' Zervos explains why real estate funds his last chance trade

David Zervos, Jefferies chief market strategist, joins CNBC's "Closing Bell" to discuss why real estate funds, or REITs, are his last chance trade.

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Rising Risks: The race to predict climate change

CNBC's Diana Olick takes a look at the race for companies to predict climate change in real estate.

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The race is on to predict climate risk, and these tech start-ups are in the lead

Investors are turning to a new breed of high-tech start-ups that can measure the risk climate change poses to real estate anywhere from an hour from now until decades later. CNBC's Diana Olick reports.

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Mortgage refinances spike 12% on a big rate drop, but homebuyers pull back again

Homeowners rushed to take advantage of a sizable drop in mortgage interest rates, but potential homebuyers were unimpressed.

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There's a lot of resilience in the Chinese economy: CapitaLand CFO

Andrew Lim of CapitaLand Group says it is "very likely" that Chinese authorities will launch more economic stimulus and the real estate industry may benefit from that.

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Housing sentiment hits record high, as bidding wars vanish

Falling mortgage rates and strong employment drove consumer confidence in housing to a record high in July, according to a monthly index from Fannie Mae.

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There's a lot of resilience in the Chinese economy: CapitaLand Group CFO

Andrew Lim of CapitaLand Group says it is "very likely" that Chinese authorities will launch more economic stimulus and the real estate industry may benefit from that.

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These wealthy investors are trimming their stock holdings

Members of TIGER 21, an investment group of high-net-worth individuals, backed off on stock holdings during the second quarter.

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Five surprising new markets enter 2019's top 10 ZIP codes

Affordability is driving more homebuyers away from big cities and toward smaller, unexpected markets. The suburbs of San Francisco and New York City used to be the most attractive, but now names like Omaha, Nebraska, and Rochester, New York, are replacing them.

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Mortgage rates fall to a three-year low

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on mortgage rates, which have fallen by nearly 1 percent since the beginning of 2019.

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Mortgage rates sink to 3-year low, but one-third of borrowers are making this big mistake

Escalating tensions over a trade war with China sent investors rushing to the relative safety of the bond market late last week. That pushed the yield on the 10-year Treasury, which mortgage rates loosely follow, down sharply.

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The future of Hong Kong's property market is looking 'dim,' researcher says

Property is thought to be critical to Hong Kong's financial stability.

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan on new China tariffs and housing

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan joins "The Exchange" to discuss the new tariffs being imposed on China by the U.S., as well as the housing market.

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Taylor Morrison is the latest big homebuilder to bet on single-family rentals

Taylor Morrison just announced a partnership with Christopher Todd Communities to build single-family, rent-only communities.

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Investor: 'I don't buy the lack of inflation' in the US

Bill Smead of Smead Capital Management says inflation data in the U.S. doesn't match what he has observed anecdotally. Fed Chair Jerome Powell described inflation as a "faint heartbeat," but Smead says rents are up dramatically.

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Here are 5 cities where you'll get the most for your rent money

Head to the desert for the hottest rental destination: Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Mortgage applications fall for third straight week, despite lower interest rates

Mortgage demand dropped to its lowest level since March, even though interest rates were much higher back then.

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Consumer confidence, pending home sales beat expectations

CNBC's Rick Santelli and Diana Olick report on new consumer confidence and pending home sale data, which came in much stronger than expected.

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Pending home sales beat expectations, thanks to lower mortgage rates

The recent weakness in the housing market could be turning around, thanks to a steep drop in mortgage interest rates. Consumers signed more contracts to buy existing homes than expected in June.

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Seven cities see home prices heating up again, but Seattle sinks, according to S&P Case-Shiller

Home prices continue to gain, and while the gains still shrank in May nationally, some markets are seeing stronger price appreciation.

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Real estate firm Compass announces $370 million in new funding

Real estate firm Compass announced $370 million in new funding on Tuesday. Robert Reffkin, CEO and founder of Compass, joins 'Squawk Box' to discuss.

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Hong Kong needs to worry about its real estate market: State Street

Daniel Gerard of State Street Global Exchange says the protests in Hong Kong are not a major factor affecting markets, but the city needs to worry about controlling housing conditions, rent prices and how that plays into discontent in the population.

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Tax reform flooded Hamptons real estate inventory, says broker

While the stock market continues its double-digit climb, the Hamptons just posted its sixth straight quarter of falling sales. Justin Agnello of Douglas Elliman joins 'Squawk Box' to discuss.

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Here's why homeownership is on the decline

Homeownership continues to decline. Mark Zandi of Moody's Analytics chief economist, and Joe Watkins, former George H.W. Bush White House aide, discuss what it could mean for the real estate market.

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Home ownership declines for the second straight quarter

Home ownership continues to decline. CNBC's Diana Olick reports what it could mean for the real estate market.

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Southern California home sales see weakest June in 5 years, as prices hit record

High prices are hitting the Southern California housing market hard, reversing the sales gains over the past few months.

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This is the 'fastest growing trend' in the housing industry, and investors are rushing in

Demand for single-family rental homes is surging, and homebuilders are stepping in, redesigning and reimagining the sector 3 and becoming landlords.

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Hamptons housing market oversaturated, says real estate pro

CNBC's "Power Lunch" team breaks down why the Hamptons real estate market is seeing a decline with Cody Vichinsky, co-founder of Bespoke Real Estate.

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Real estate CEO John Burns on the growing build-to-rent trend

More and more homebuilders are thinking of becoming the landlords of the units they're building. CNBC's Diana Olick and John Burns of John Burns Real Estate Consulting join 'The Exchange' to discuss.

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Build-to-rent on the rise: Home-builder companies stay on as landlords

More and more homebuilders are thinking of becoming the landlords of the units they're building. CNBC's Diana Olick reports.

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Real estate in the Hamptons just had its worst spring in eight years

CNBC's Robert Frank reports on real estate in the Hamptons as a three-year supply of homes sit on the market.

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Real estate in the Hamptons had its worst spring quarter in 8 years

Real estate sales and prices in the Hamptons fell in the second quarter, marking a year and a half of declines, according to Douglas Elliman and Miller Samuel.

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Start-up CEO: Buying a house is 'completely crazy,' so co-living will be the answer for many

Co-living is one of the industry's top trends, according to a 2018 survey from commercial real estate firm CBRE Group.

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June new home sales miss expectations at an annualized 646,000

CNBC's Rick Santelli and Diana Olick take a look at new home sales for the month of June, which missed expectations with an annualized rate of 646,000 homes.

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Mortgage demand falls again, despite lower interest rates

After rising the previous week, interest rates fell back again last week, but consumers were not enthused.

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How house prices are linked to Hong Kong's protests

One of the big things behind the protests in Hong Kong is the "terrible affordability" of housing in the city, which is upsetting young people and the middle-income population, says Peter Churchouse of Portwood Capital.

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I don't know if I'll ever buy my own house: CEO of a co-living firm

Yoan Kamalski of Hmlet explains how his co-living company brings more value for money for its customers. He also says he has heard people saying that they would rather rent for the rest of their lives instead of buying a home.

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Home Depot CFO reveals the one millennial homeowner habit that is 'music to our ears'

"They've told us through our research, 'We want to work on our house because we think it's a good investment,'" Home Depot CFO Carol Tomé says.

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Former 'The Bacherlorette' contestants JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rogers discuss their show 'Cash Pad'

JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rogers join 'The Exchange' to discuss their new show, 'Cash Pad.' The show premieres on CNBC tonight.

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Amazon wants to be the tech product of our homes: Recode's Del Rey

Jason Del Rey, senior correspondent for Recode, and CNBC's Diana Olick join "The Exchange" team to discuss Amazon, the new Realogy partnership and the company's growth.

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Existing home sales for June down 1.7%, missing expectations

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on new existing home sales for the month of June, which were expected to decrease by 0.6 percent, but dropped 1.7 percent.

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US existing home sales fell 1.7% in June, vs 0.2% drop expected

U.S home sales fell more than expected in June as a persistent shortage of properties pushed prices to a record high.

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Amazon and Realogy partner in home sales

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on how Amazon is getting deeper into the real estate industry.

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Amazon partners with Realogy, sending the real-estate brokerage giant's shares soaring

The largest residential brokerage company in the U.S. is partnering with the largest online retailer in a strategy to boost sales for both.

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Former 'The Bacherlorette' contestants JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers discuss their show 'Cash Pad'

JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers join 'The Exchange' to discuss their new show, 'Cash Pad.' The show premieres on CNBC tonight.

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Real estate developer takes on Trump's immigration policy: 'Don't send them home, send them to us'

The construction industry is heavily dependent on Hispanic and Latino workers, a workforce that diminished during the last housing crisis and has not come close to full recovery. A major developer sent this letter to his employees.

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Vacancies remain at 'epidemic levels' in some US cities: Axios managing editor

Are abandoned and vacant homes the next housing crisis? Kim Hart, managing editor at Axios, joins "The Exchange" to discuss the burden of high vacancy rates on small communities.

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Mayor Sadiq Khan calls for new powers to impose rent controls in London

The mayoral office says renting a one bedroom flat in London is now as expensive as a three bedroom house in other parts of England.

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Inside fashion mogul Elie Tahari's $1.1 million Hamptons compound rental

CNBC's Robert Frank takes an inside look at fashion mogul Elie Tahari's $1.1 million compound rental in the Hamptons. The home was made out of an old barn, transported to the beach.

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First-time homebuyers could snag lower costs for FHA loans under House-passed bill

The Housing Financial Literacy Act would provide a discount on upfront mortgage insurance if the borrower goes through financial literacy counseling.

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Trump's business allies and over 400 bundlers give his 2020 war chest a boost

The strengthening of Trump's formidable campaign war chest has led his organization and the RNC to raise over $100 million in the second quarter.

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Barry lost some bite, but these 10 cities could lose billions in housing to floods by 2050

Within three decades more than 386,000 homes in U.S. coastal areas will be at risk of permanent submersion or regular flooding due to climate change, according to a study by real estate website Zillow and nonprofit weather news site Climate Central.

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Weekly mortgage applications drop as rates rise and homebuyers pull back

Mortgage interest rates surged last week to their highest level in a month, and consequently homebuyers turned on their heels.

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China isn't likely to cut interest rates in the near future: Investor

Ronald Wan of Partners Financial Holdings says the Chinese authorities are in a dilemma about whether to cut interest rates because doing so would damage the exchange rate and send a wrong signal that the government wants to push up the property sector.

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Bad sign for commercial real estate: The architecture business is slowing down

A key read on the industry, the Architecture Billings Index, fell into negative territory in June, according to the American Institute for Architects. Inquiries for new projects hit a decade low, while design contracts also fell.

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China may slip back into its old habits as growth slows. That could raise debt levels

As China's economic growth declines, some analysts say Beijing may have to spend more on infrastructure, adding to concerns about high debts.

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Here's why foreign purchases of US homes are declining, according to real estate pro

Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors, joins CNBC's "Power Lunch" to discuss why foreign buyers for U.S. homes are declining.

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Real Estate is in favor again, here's why

Greg Mcbride, Bankrate.com chief financial analyst, joins 'The Exchange' to discuss why there's been a push to invest in real estate.

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Foreign purchases of American homes plunge 36% as Chinese buyers flee the market

Challenging conditions in the U.S. housing market and tighter currency controls by China cause a stunning drop in foreign demand for American homes.

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US housing starts total 1.253 million in June, vs 1.261 million expected

CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on the June housing starts and building permits.

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London house prices slump at fastest rate in almost 10 years

Property price gains across the wider U.K. have been slowing since 2016, according to the U.K.'s Office for National Statistics.

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The RBA seems to be increasingly cornered by housing: Analyst

Louis Christopher of SQM Research discusses debt and the housing market in Australia.

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Homebuilder optimism remains neutral despite lower mortgage interest rates

Homebuilder confidence rose slightly in July but fell below estimates. CNBC's Diana Olick reports on why the confidence isn't higher.

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NAHB homebuilder sentiment index beats expectations for July

CNBC's Diana Olick takes a look at new numbers on homebuilder sentiment for July from the National Association of Home Builders.

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Homebuilder sentiment ticks up slightly, as housing shortage intensifies

Builder confidence for single-family homes rose one point, to 65, in July, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.

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Real estate agents coach clients to sharpen bidding tactics

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on the housing market that could be on the verge of heating up, and how real estate agents are teaching clients to come out on top in a bidding war.

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Bidding wars are heating up. Here's how to win your dream home

The dull days of summer may be over sooner than expected in the nation's housing market. The supply of homes for sale, which had been increasing earlier this year, could turn lower again soon, and that will likely mean the return of bidding wars.

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Inside Mel Gibson's former $20 million medieval mansion

CNBC's Robert Franks takes an inside look at a medieval mansion that was once owned by Academy Award-winning actor Mel Gibson.

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Fed's Powell says US homebuilders hit by 'a perfect storm' of Trump's immigration policy, tariffs

Powell says homebuilders are suffering from a labor shortage and material costs, aggravated by the Trump administration's policies.

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Weekly mortgage applications fall 2.4% as consumers shrug off low rates

Mortgage demand has been more than muted for the last several weeks, even as rates sit near two-year lows.

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Billionaire James Dyson reportedly buys $54 million penthouse in Singapore

British technology firm founder James Dyson and his wife have reportedly purchased a luxury penthouse in Singapore for a record S$73.8 million ($54.2 million).

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Housing supply could hit new lows

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on the housing market shift that shows housing supply could hit new lows.

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Australia's economy may see a 'significant slowdown' in 2019

Katrina Ell of Moody's Analytics says weakness in the Australian economy is coming from a few different fronts, including the consumption sector. However, she also says that modest house price growth could return to Sydney and Melbourne toward the end of 2019, and that could boost consumption.

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China could launch 'demand-side' reforms, says economist

Hao Zhou of Commerzbank says China is having problems on the demand side of the economy including consumption, autos and property. He says it's important for China to stimulate long term and sustainable demand.

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The housing market is about to shift in a bad way for buyers

Inventory began to grow in the second half of last year, but supply will soon drop yet again, and could hit a new low.

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Millennials are moving to the suburbs, but suburbs can't keep up

Fifty-five percent of Americans are now living in the suburbs. Valerie Bauerlein, WSJ, and CNBC's Diana Olick join "The Exchange" to discuss how the suburbs are dealing with the inflow of new millennial residents.

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Apartment rental demand soars as more millennials believe it's cheaper than owning a home

Apartment demand in the second quarter of this year spiked 11% from a year ago, pushing rents up an average 3% nationally to $1,390 per month, according to real estate software firm RealPage.

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Knight Dragon CEO defends London's affordable housing project

CNBC's Steve Sedgwick discusses London's affordable housing market with Richard Margree, CEO of property developer Knight Dragon.

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Forget San Francisco: 5 cities where Bay Area techies would rather live

As the cost of housing remains sky-high in San Francisco, tech workers are eyeing other U.S. locations, according to a survey from Wealthfront.

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Weekly mortgage apps level off

Mortgage rates calmed down in the last week of June, lowing incentive for homeowners or buyers to make a move. CNBC's Diana Olick reports.

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Weekly mortgage applications stall as rates take a respite

After several weeks of volatility, mortgage rates calmed down, and that offered little incentive for homeowners or buyers to make a move.

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Ascott REIT, Ascendas unit merger presents 'huge opportunity'

Ascott Residence Trust and Ascendas Hospitality Trust are set to merge to form Asia Pacific's largest hospitality trust. Tan Juay Hiang of Ascendas Hospitality Trust weighs in.

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US housing market strong despite decline in Chinese demand, says Redfin CEO

Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman joins CNBC's "Closing Bell" to discuss the decline in Chinese homebuyers in the U.S. and broader trends in the real estate market.

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Why the new tax law may be behind NYC's luxury real estate surge

Discussing New York City's luxury real estate market with Noble Black of Douglas Elliman.

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Chinese buyers are pulling out of the US housing market, here's why

Homebuyers from China are pulling back in the U.S. housing market. CNBC's Diana Olick reports on the impact.

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Housing is providing another in a line of troubling signs pointing to an economic downturn

A Fed economist says the current backdrop is "consistent with the possibility of a late 2019 or early 2020 recession."

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It can be hard to predict the future. Why you should save anyway

A lot of young people can't easily imagine where they're headed. Here's how to make sure you're prepared for a variety of outcomes.

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Your dream home's beautiful exterior might be hiding a horror show

Don't fall in love with your dream home just yet. Costly surprises could be hiding just below the sheetrock. Watch out for these three clues.

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An expert explains the Q2 sales surge in Manhattan real estate market

Manhattan real estate has posted the first gains in over a year and a half. Bess Freedman, CEO of Brown Harris Stevens, joins "Squawk Box" to discuss.

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Manhattan real estate posts strong Q2 sales to beat mansion tax

Manhattan real estate has posted the first gains in over a year and a half. CNBC's Robert Frank reports.

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Interest rates in Australia are still heading to zero: Investor

Chris Bedingfield of Quay Global Investors says, unless there's a significant policy change, interest rates in Australia will end up effectively at zero. He also discusses the factors that are bringing about stabilization in the housing market.

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An RBA rate cut will not send the economy into a boom: Economist

An interest rate cut from the Reserve Bank of Australia is probably going to just stem the pace of house price declines, says Adam Boyton of the Business Council of Australia.

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Soaring Manhattan real estate sales could be a mirage

Sales of Manhattan real estate jumped for the first time in a year and a half, but the good times aren't likely to last.

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How this company is changing down payments on homes

Thomas Sponholtz of Unison joins "Power Lunch" to discuss the company's method of making more people homeowners. Unison splits the cost of a down payment on a home and splits the profits when the home is sold.

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More than 8 million homeowners are leaving big money on the table by not refinancing

Mortgage rates have been on a roller coaster for the last year, but now they're sitting at the bottom of the track, and that is giving a major boost to the number of borrowers who can benefit from a refinance.

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How realizing your dreams can motivate you to get rid of debt

Like many Americans, this couple said their spending habits were reckless and out of control. Find out what they did to overcome that.

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Here's what Fannie Mae is forecasting for the housing market

Doug Duncan, Fannie Mae chief economist, joins "The Exchange" to discuss mortgage rates hitting their lowest level since November 2016.

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Howard Hughes considering strategic alternatives, sources tell CNBC

The Howard Hughes Corporation, which is an owner, manager, and developer of different types of real estate throughout the U.S., has hired bankers at CenterView to explore strategic alternatives that include a sale of the company, according to people familiar with he situation. CNBC's David Faber reports.

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The trade war is weighing on Chinese home buying in the US

Trade tensions appear to have depressed Chinese property purchases in the United States. Beijing's own actions may also be playing a role.

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Build-to-rent housing market explodes as investors rush in

During the foreclosure crisis, investors transformed single-family home rentals into a formally managed asset class. Now they want new homes.

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Build-to-rent explodes as investors look for new inventory

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on new single-family rental properties gaining popularity as investors look to increase inventory.

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How lower mortgage rates are strengthening the refinance market

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on the latest mortgage application data.

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Weekly mortgage rates fall further, but only refinance applications rise

Mortgage application volume was 40% higher than a year ago, largely because lower rates are strengthening the refinance market.

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Apple will put 2,000 employees in new Seattle hub near Amazon headquarters

The space will reportedly hold more than 3,000 employees, and will be completed by the end of the year.

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Here's how tariffs may be impacting housing

Discussing Lennar earnings with CNBC's Diana Olick and Buck Horne of Raymond James.

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Zillow's Skylar Olsen: Housing will become a 'larger share of your income'

CNBC's Diana Olick and Skylar Olsen, Zillow's director of economic research, join "The Exchange" to discuss May's sinking home sales and future home shortages.

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New home sales sank 7.8% in May, despite a big drop in mortgage rates

Buyers pulled away from the builders in May, even as affordability improved, thanks to lower mortgage rates.

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May single family home sales drop 7.8%, missing expectations

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on new home sales for the month of May, despite high expectations for the market.

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Gains in home prices shrink slightly, but S&P Case-Shiller shows some cities' prices are heating up again

Home prices in April were 3.5% higher than a year earlier, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index.

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Are investors pricing out first-time home buyers?

Laura Kusisto of the Wall Street Journal joins "The Exchange" to discuss how investors are buying up houses.

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Manhattan home prices fall for first time since financial crisis

New tax law changes cost New Yorkers an estimated $14 billion last year. CNBC's Robert Frank reports on how the new tax rules are hurting housing prices.

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Marcus & Millichap CEO: Big story in real estate is all about yield

Hessam Nadji, president and CEO of Marcus & Millichap, discusses the real estate market.

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Expect growing margins from the homebuilders, says pro

Kenneth Zener of KeyBanc Capital Markets joins CNBC's "Closing Bell" to discuss the housing market.

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More private investors coming into corporate real estate: Knight Frank

Neil Brookes of Knight Frank discusses investments into corporate real estate. He also says the London property market is a safe haven in the long term.

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What to expect from existing home sales data

CNBC's Diana Olick gives a preview of existing homes sales data to be released Friday.

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Real estate sector leads S&P 500

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on strength in the real estate sector for CNBC's "Closing Bell."

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Google housing plan a drop in the bucket, doesn't address wages: Rep. Khanna

CNBC's "Power Lunch" team talks with Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA) about Google's housing grant. Google plans to give $1 billion toward affordable housing efforts in the San Francisco Bay Area. $750 million of the funds will go toward rezoning Google-owned property from commercial to residential use.

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Falling mortgage rates are heating home prices this summer

Mortgage rates have been falling steadily since late April, and that may be reigniting home price appreciation.

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Weekly mortgage applications fall as rates rise, volume remains much higher than last year

Mortgage applications were down 3.4% from the previous week, but still up 31.6% from a year earlier, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.

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Fed holds rates steady. Here's what that means for your wallet

Here's a breakdown of what Wednesday's Fed decision means for your bank account, mortgage, credit card, student loan balance and car payment.

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Low rates could bring buyers back to housing: Zillow's research head

Skylar Olsen of Zillow joins CNBC's "The Exchange" to discuss the housing market.

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Google to invest $1 billion in San Francisco Bay Area housing amid regional expansion

As it expands its footprint across the San Francisco Bay Area, Google will put $1B toward housing.

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US housing starts total 1.269 million in May, vs 1.23 million expected

CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on the May housing starts and building permits. CNBC's Steve Liesman joins "Squawk Box" with his analysis.

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Homebuilder sentiment inches lower despite demand for single-family homes

The nation's homebuilders reported solid confidence in the housing market in June, but levels dropped slightly due to concerns over trade issues, the high costs of construction and the lack of skilled labor.

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'Trump Heights': Netanyahu dedicates new settlement in Golan Heights to US president

U.S. ambassador to Israel David Friedman called the gesture a "birthday present" to Trump, who turned 73 on Friday.

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Here's how the rise of non-bank lending is impacting the housing market

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Valuations in China and Hong Kong look 'fairly decent': Investor

Binay Chandgothia of Principal Global Investors says he would start looking to add exposure to stocks in Hong Kong and China as they sell off more. He says the markets could fall up to 10 percent further in the worst case.

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Mortgage lender Quicken Loans sees record loan volumes

"We're having record months. This quarter will be the largest quarter in the company's history," Quicken Loans CEO Jay Farner says.

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Leading mortgage lender Quicken Loans sees record loan volumes

"We're having record months. This quarter will be the largest quarter in the company's history," Quicken Loans CEO Jay Farner says.

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Leading mortgage lender Quicken Loans sees record loan volumes

"We're having record months. This quarter will be the largest quarter in the company's history," Quicken Loans CEO Jay Farner says.

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Wedbush analyst explains homebuilder Lennar upgrade

Jay McCanless, Wedbush Securities, joins 'The Exchange' to discuss why he upgraded Lennar to outperform.

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These 15 cities boast the best 20-year returns on home values

From 1999 to 2019, home values have risen more than 90% nationwide. In some places, the gain is above 400%.

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These home improvements can help shave money off your utility bills

Here's where homeowners can start if they want to cut their energy use and utility bills.

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Weekly mortgage applications soar nearly 27% on a big rate drop

Mortgage applications surged 26.8% in just one week. Volume was 41% higher than the same week one year ago.

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Mortgage applications surge as rates drop

Mortgage rates are hitting their lowest level in 2 years. Matt Graham, Mortgage News Daily, and CNBC's Diana Olick join the 'The Exchange' to discuss where mortgage rates could go from here.

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Mortgage lenders finally see bigger profit margins ahead as demand surges

Consumer demand for mortgages is way up, thanks to falling interest rates. Now lender expectations are up as well.

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Here's what the surge in mortgage applications means for the housing sector

Bob Broeksmit, president and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association, and CNBC Senior Economics Reporter Steve Liesman, join "Squawk Box" to discuss the increase in mortgage application volume.

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Mortgage applications surge as rates continue to drop

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on the latest mortgage application data.

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Why foreign buyers invest in US residential real estate

Chris Marlin of Lennar International says foreign buyers of U.S. property have been a "fair mixture" of seeking yield and self-use in the past few years. He also weighs in on the impact of the U.S.-China trade war on Chinese real estate investments in America.

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Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman: Low housing inventory to limit sales

Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman joins CNBC's "Closing Bell" for an exclusive interview.

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Harvard study: Remodeling spending to slow

CNBC's "Power Lunch" team breaks down a Harvard study that shows remodeling slowing with Kermit Baker, director of Remodeling Futures Program and chief economist at the American Institute of Architects.

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Dream of spending your retirement on the beach? Here are the best towns

Spending your days with your toes in the sand may sound like the perfect retirement. Here are top beach towns for retirees, from U.S. News & World Report.

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The majority of consumers are wildly wrong about what it takes to get a mortgage

The majority of consumers think it is much harder to qualify for a home loan than it actually is, according to a recent Fannie Mae survey of more than 3,000 people.

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Fed will likely cut rates based on geopolitical issues, strategist says

Jeffrey Taylor, co-founder and managing director of Digital Risk, says he'll be watching the U.S. housing market over the next six months as an indicator of the American economy.

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Investors are hiring Uber drivers to scout houses to flip

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on how Uber drivers are getting paid to scout potential properties for investors as the house flipping market fizzles.

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Home flippers hire Uber and Lyft drivers to scout properties in a pricey housing market

Competition is so fierce in the home flipping market that some investors are hiring Uber and Lyft drivers to help them scour a wider territory for possible properties.

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White House invites Trump business allies to forum in search for a Middle East 'deal of the century'

The meeting is part of Trump's plan to strike the "deal of the century" for Israeli-Palestinian peace. Colony Capital's Tom Barrack will attend.

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New mansion tax takes effect in New York on July 1

Two giant real estate deals were announced in New York City, sparking hope of a potential rebound in luxury Manhattan real estate, but a closer look reveals there may be trouble on the horizon. CNBC's Robert Frank reports.

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Here's what's happening in the New York City luxury real estate market

Two giant real estate deals were announced in New York City, sparking hope of a potential rebound in luxury Manhattan real estate but a closer look reveals there may be trouble on the horizon. Cody Vichinsky, co-founder of luxury broker Bespoke Real Estate, joins "Squawk Box" to discuss.

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An inside look at Jeff Bezos' new $80 million NYC luxury apartment

CNBC's Robert Frank reports on Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' newest apartment purchase in New York City with exclusive video of the interior before Bezos purchased the four-floor, 12-bedroom apartment.

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Take a look at the most expensive home in Ocean City, Maryland

CNBC's Robert Frank reports on the most expensive home in Ocean City, Maryland. The home is owned by Jack Studios CEO Roy Schwalbach.

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Housing market correcting to more sustainable place, says expert

Meghan McGarth of Buckingham Research and Skylar Olsen, Zillow director of economic research, join CNBC's "Power Lunch" team to discuss what is happening in the housing market.

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Mortgage application volume rises, driven by refinances

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on the latest mortgage application data.

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Lowest mortgage rates in a year and a half don't impress homebuyers

Mortgage rates are falling fast, but not enough to offset high home prices. Gains in mortgage applications last week were driven by refinances.

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Fitness, entertainment driving growth in retail real estate, says pro

Sandeep Mathrani, CEO of Brookfield Properties Retail Group, discusses the growth of the retail sector on CNBC's "Closing Bell."

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Cold storage warehouses spike in real estate value

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on the booming real estate market for cold storage warehouses.

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Store Capital CEO on real estate sector grwoth

Chris Volk, CEO of Store Capital, joins CNBC's "Halftime Report" to discuss the real estate market.

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Cold is the hottest new real estate investment

Cold storage is suddenly in high demand thanks to new food delivery services such as Peapod by Giant, Amazon Fresh and Blue Apron.

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As mortgage rates plunge, millions more homeowners can benefit from refinancing

There are now about 5.9 million borrowers who could see their rates drop by at least 75 basis points by refinancing their mortgages.

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European real estate bubble a 'real possibility,' Commerzbank says

The euro area is at risk of a new real estate bubble as a result of expansionary monetary policy from the European Central Bank (ECB), Commerzbank analysts have warned.

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New tariffs on Mexican imports would hurt homebuyers

CNBC's Diana Olick breaks down how President Trump's threatened 5 percent tariffs on Mexican imports would impact the housing market.

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Rental market is heating up, so say goodbye to all those freebies and perks

Say goodbye to the gift cards, discounts and free amenities from landlords. With rental demand heating up as homebuying cools, rent prices are rising and freebies are vanishing.

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April pending home sales down 1.5% vs expected 0.9% gain

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on weaker-than-expected pending home sales for the month of April. Experts were expecting a gain for the month.

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Retirees are fleeing these 3 states in droves

Many New Jersey residents have had it with taxes and snow. A third of people who left in 2018 cited retirement as a big reason, according to a survey.

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April pending home sales fall unexpectedly

Home shoppers signed 1.5% fewer contracts to buy existing homes in April compared with March, according to the National Association of Realtors' Pending Home Sales Index. Sales were 2% lower compared with April 2018.

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What you need to know before getting into housing market

Home buyers aren't rushing into the housing market. Doug Duncan, Fannie Mae chief economist, and CNBC's Diana Olick join 'The Exchange' to discuss what's holding them back.

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Weekly mortgage applications drop 3.3%, as spring housing season draws to a close

Mortgage applications to purchase a home have now fallen for three straight weeks.

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Here's how to invest in commercial real estate

Raj Dhanda, Black Creek Group, joins "The Exchange" to discuss which areas of real estate are benefiting the most and where to invest.

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Home price gains weaken yet again in March: S&P Case-Shiller index

National home prices rose 3.7% annually in March, down from 3.9% in February, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller home price index. The 10-City Composite rose 2.3% annually, down from 2.5% in the previous month.

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Young Brits more likely to downsize homes than older generations, study says

Young people in the U.K. are four times more likely to downsize their homes this year than those aged over 55, a new study found.

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Mortgage rates fall, homebuilder stocks rise amid US-China trade tensions

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on how escalating trade tensions with China are impacting mortgage rates and the housing market.

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China is driving growth in Asia's real estate market despite trade war headwinds, report finds

Despite a decline in global commercial real estate markets, Asia-Pacific continues to enjoy a record-breaking growth — thanks to China, according to the Global Capital Flows report by JLL.

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Mortgage rates fall sharply on China trade tensions

Investors are rushing into the relative safe haven of the bond market, causing the yield on the U.S. 10-year Treasury to plummet.

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April home sales fall 6.9% vs. expected 2.7%

CNBC's Diana Olick and Rick Santelli report on weaker than expected home sales for the month of April.

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Why investors are pouring money into Asia-Pacific's real estate markets

Stuart Crow of JLL Asia Pacific discusses growing investment into Asia-Pacific's real estate market in light of U.S.-China trade war headwinds.

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Bay Area techies plan to ditch San Francisco for these 5 cities: Survey

Even the tech crowd thinks San Francisco is too expensive for homeownership. That's according to the findings from a recent survey by robo-advisor Wealthfront. Here's where they would rather be.

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Celebrity surgeon went 'all in' on $180 million Bel Air mansion, then came the high-end housing glut

The high-end real estate market is suffering, with a glut of overbuilt and overpriced mansions in many of the country's most affluent ZIP codes.

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Do you consider your home a great investment? Think again

Your home may be many things. A place to raise your family. An opportunity to put down roots. But one thing it is not is a great investment, according to expert Jonathan Clements.

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Mortgage refinances surge 8%, as rates fall to the lowest level since January 2018

Homeowners are taking advantage of lower interest rates, rushing to refinance their mortgages before rates potentially turn higher again.

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Here are some signs that high-end housing might be headed for trouble

The high end real-estate market is under pressure, with an oversupply of high-priced homes and falling sales. Among the hardest hit are homes built on speculation. CNBC's Robert Frank reports on one mansion builder in L.A. who is facing some tough decisions.

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Toll Brothers still showing weakness in new orders, says analyst

Jack Micenko of Susquehanna breaks down Toll Brothers' earnings report on CNBC's "Closing Bell."

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Toll Brothers beats on top and bottom

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on homebuilder Toll Brothers' quarterly earnings report.

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April existing home sales down 0.4%, miss expectations

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on new numbers showing existing home sales for the month of April were down 0.4 percent, vs. an expected gain of 2.7 percent.

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Home sales fell in April despite a big drop in mortgage rates

Sales of existing U.S. homes fell 0.4% in April compared with March to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 5.19 million units, according to the National Association of Realtors. Sales were 4.4% lower compared with April 2018.

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Here's how to build a hurricane-resistant house — not as expensive as you may think

After years of increasingly powerful hurricanes wreaking record destruction, owners and builders are looking intensely at ways to fortify their homes.

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FHFA Chief: Won't wait for Congress to take Fannie and Freddie public

CNBC's Diana Olick talks with Mark Calabria, newly confirmed Chief of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the outlook for housing finance and more.

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Without student debt, Morehouse graduates will have more options, from careers to homes

Here's how billionaire Robert F. Smith's promise to pay off student loans for nearly 400 Morehouse College graduates could change their lives.

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President Trump speaks about lifting tariffs on Canada

President Trump speaks at the National Assocation of Realtors' trade expo about lifting tariffs on Canada.

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Architect I.M. Pei dies at age 102

I.M. Pei, whose modern designs and high-profile projects made him one of the best-known and most prolific architects of the 20th century, has died.

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SoFi CEO reveals what he learned about millennial stock investing habits

Early investors are showing "that they don't want to put a lot of money at risk," SoFi CEO Anthony Soto says.

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"We don't have enough housing," incoming Freddie Mac CEO at CNBC's Capital Exchange Summit

Incoming Freddie Mac CEO sits down with Diana Olick at CNBC's Capital Exchange Summit, alongside Taylor Morrison CEO Sheryl Palmer. While he says there's "no major dip likely in front of us," the bigger issue is "no one can figure out a way to build more affordable" without a change in regulatory structure.

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Taylor Morrison CEO Sheryl Palmer at Capital Exchange Event: "I am bullish on building"

Taylor Morrison CEO Sheryl Palmer joins incoming Freddie Mac CEO David Brickman, alongside CNBC's Diana Olick at the Capital Exchange, exploring the new realities of real estate. She is "bullish" because of demographics. "Now we have to learn how to build on it, and build on it at the right price."

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Six months after California's Camp Fire, survivors still struggle to find temporary homes

The Camp Fire disaster in November 2018 displaced nearly 35,000 residents in Paradise, California area, and even six months later, a large number of families are still unable to find homes.

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Homebuyers scared due to price drop speculation, says HGTV's Tarek El Moussa

CNBC's "Power Lunch" team is joined by Tarek El Moussa, co-host of HGTV's "Flip or Flop," to discuss the housing market.

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Homebuilding came to a halt at end of 2018: Taylor Morrison CEO

CNBC's Diana Olick sat down with Sheryl Palmer, Taylor Morrison CEO, at CNBC's Capital Exchange event to discuss the current state of the homebuilding industry.

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California's governor looking to turn around region that suffers from persistent poverty

California's Central Valley continues to grow in population even though it suffers some persistently high unemployment.

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Why Moody's expects a stable outlook for Chinese property

Kaven Tsang of Moody's Investors Service discusses the Chinese property sector. He says funding conditions for the sector are likely to remain "accommodative."

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Millennials are wildly misjudging how much of their parents' wealth they will inherit

Millennials have hugely unrealistic expectations about when and how much they will inherit, according to new research.

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California governor unveils record $213 billion budget, says $70 billion recession could hit coffers

California Gov. Gavin Newsom's revised state budget proposes a 2% increase over his January budget.

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Tariffs add new costs to home remodeling

CNBC's Diana Olick takes a look at how President Trump's new tariffs on Chinese goods are adding $2.5 billion in added costs to the home remodeling industry.

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Weekly mortgage applications rise 2.7% in a strong week for homebuyers

After pulling back for several weeks, homebuyers stepped back into the mortgage market last week.

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How fixing the Bay Area housing problem can raise wages across the US

Joe Lonsdale, founding partner of 8VC, joins "Squawk Box" to discuss the new wave of wealth generated by the IPO book, which is putting pressure on an already tight housing market in Silicon Valley.

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Trump defends tax tactics after NYT probe says he racked up $1 billion in losses: 'It was sport'

"You always wanted to show losses for tax purposes.... almost all real estate developers did," Trump tweets.

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Home price gains keep shrinking, but housing is still overpriced

Home prices are less heated this spring, but the largest metropolitan markets are still overpriced. About 40% of the nation's top 50 markets, based on the number of homes, were overvalued in March.

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Here's the No. 1 destination for retirees looking to relocate

Year after year, better weather and a lower tax bite drive retirees to states such as Florida, Arizona or the Carolinas.

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Zillow shares rally after Valiant Capital's Hansen touts potential for big gains

Shares of online real estate platform Zillow rallied Monday after Valiant Capital said the stock is one of its portfolio picks.

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Millions of homes are underinsured against natural disasters as construction costs keep rising

New research shows much of the nation's housing stock may be underinsured for disasters from increasingly extreme weather.

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These are the top housing markets for millennials

CNBC's Diana Olick breaks down the trends surrounding millennials and the housing market as the generation grows into home buying.

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Millennials are pouring into these smaller cities and buying homes

High home prices have millennials moving to smaller cities — and that could mean a boom for home values in those markets.

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Homebuilder CEO saw momentum shift in Q1: 'The consumer is definitely more engaged'

TRI Pointe Homes CEO Doug Bauer says if job and wage growth remains strong, demand will continue to pick up for housing in the long run.

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Homebuilder CEO saw momentum shift in Q1: 'The consumer is definitely more engaged'

TRI Pointe Homes CEO Doug Bauer says if job and wage growth remains strong, demand will continue to pick up for housing in the long run.

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San Francisco area home prices are down for the first time in seven years

Across the country, home sales have fallen nearly 15 percent in the last month. CNBC's Diana Olick reports.

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Luxury home sales see biggest slump in nearly a decade

The nation's priciest properties are in far less demand this year, and that is taking a toll on their values. Sales of homes listed at $2 million and above fell 16% in the first quarter, according to Redfin.

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Real estate firm names the top cities for risk-seeking investors

In its Resilient Cities Index report, Savills highlighted several cities that were still relatively untapped, despite being the most likely to see economic growth amid global disruption in the coming decades.

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Weekly mortgage applications drop 4.3%, despite lower interest rates

It may be the heart of the spring housing season, but the mortgage market isn't seeing big business.

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Pending home sales jump 3.8 percent

Home contract signings are down 1.2 percent year-over-year. Pending home sales beat estimates in March. CNBC's Diana Olick reports.

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Pending home sales jumped 3.8% in March, thanks to a big dip in mortgage rates

House shoppers signed 3.8% more contracts to buy existing homes in March compared with February, according to the National Association of Realtors' pending home sales index. That was higher than analysts had expected. Sales were 1.2% lower annually.

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Home prices grow at a slower rate in February: S&P Case-Shiller

Gains in home prices have been shrinking, due to higher mortgage rates and a general overheating of values in most metropolitan markets.

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San Francisco Bay Area home prices fall for the first time in 7 years

Homes in the San Francisco Bay Area haven't lost value since the bottom of the last housing crash.

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Airbnb to collaborate on New York City hotel

Airbnb is partnering with RXR Realty to convert portions of New York City commercial properties into a "new category of urban lodging."

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Farmland prices stable despite facing pressure and potential risks, says KC Fed survey

Farmland values in America's heartland are stable despite pressures on farm incomes and rising interest rates, said the Kansas City Fed.

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Los Angeles population shrinking, even as larger region still grows

Los Angeles County's population fell last year, even as other major counties in the state added residents.

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Rent-control battle in California resumes as landlords push to defeat proposals

Rent control is back on the front burner in California as lawmakers consider a bill that would cap monthly increases statewide and Gov. Gavin Newsom weighs in to support "a renter protection package."

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Inside Radical Skincare CEO's $35 million Malibu home

Liz Edlich, CEO of Radical Skincare, takes CNBC's Robert Frank on a tour of her $35 million Malibu, California home.

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Barings is looking to get back into the Middle East: CEO

Tom Finke of Barings says the Middle East is an important and interesting place to "build relationships" and discusses the company's plans to invest in the region.

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New tax laws take a toll on home sales in Connecticut

CNBC's Diana Olick reports from Greenwich, Connecticut, where those trying to sell their million-dollar homes are taking serious losses as new tax laws slash values.

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Cory Booker wants to give 'baby bonds' to every newborn. Here's how that would work

Booker's so-called baby bonds proposal, which has quickly become a centerpiece of his campaign, would provide every child born in the U.S. with a $1,000 savings account.

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Weekly mortgage applications fall as the highest rates in a month are spooking spring buyers

Homebuyers had been brushing off the slight rise in rates over the past few weeks, but as those rates move even higher, buyers are now pulling back.

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Thailand tows bitcoin trader's floating home; owners may face death sentence

Thailand's navy has towed a floating home owned by an American bitcoin trader and his Thai girlfriend. They currently face possible death sentences or life imprisonment.

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Macy's jumps on report it may add office tower to flagship New York City store

Shares of retailer Macy's rose 2% Wednesday, following a report by Bloomberg the retailer may build an office tower on top its flagship New York store. The reports are indication that the retailer may be further evaluating ways to make money off its expansive real estate portfolio. CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports.

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San Francisco residents at war with tech CEOs over shelter

CEOs and San Francisco residents have been debating over a new homeless shelter that could be coming to the area. CNBC's Aditi Roy reports.

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This Louisiana town is moving to higher ground as taxpayers foot the bill for growing climate crisis

Residents of Pecan Acres are some of America's first climate refugees. The plan to move them could become a blueprint for other endangered towns.

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Rising Risks to Real Estate: Louisiana's plan to deal with 'climate refugees'

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on how some states and residential communities are dealing with extreme rainfall and chronic flooding. Louisiana is conducting a remarkable experiment that could become a model for the rest of the country.

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Spring housing check

Mike Fratantoni, Mortgage Bankers Association Chief Economist, talks falling rates, increasing inventory, and more.

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New home sales rise 4.5% in March

March home sales numbers point to a stronger housing market going forward. CNBC's Rick Santelli and Diana Olick report.

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US new home sales rise to near 1½-year high

Sales of new U.S. single-family homes jumped to a near 1½-year high in March, boosted by lower mortgage rates and house prices.

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Abu Dhabi's property law reforms are 'game changing': CEO

Abu Dhabi is relaxing its foreign real estate investment laws. Talal Al Dhiyebi of Aldar Properties says, with this change, his company wants to attract non-resident property investors.

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Abu Dhabi's real estate investment law reforms are 'gaming changing,' developer says

The relaxing of foreign real estate investment laws in Abu Dhabi will create jobs and stoke demand for property, according to Aldar Properties CEO Talal Al Dhiyebi.

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How IPO millionaires are impacting real estate in San Francisco

Katherine Clarke, WSJ, joins "The Exchange" to discuss tech IPOs turning San Francisco residents into overnight millionaires and how the real estate industry is responding.

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Sales of the cheapest and swankiest homes are tanking, but for very different reasons

Sales of existing homes were weaker than expected in March, but behind the headline numbers, an even more disconcerting dynamic is playing out.

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US existing home sales in March down more than expected

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on new data on existing home sales in March.

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Home sales fall 4.9% in slow start to spring buying season

Sales of existing U.S. homes fell in March after a huge gain the previous month, held back partly by a sharp slowdown among the most expensive properties.

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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