California foreclosure starts rose last quarter

New California foreclosure starts rose in the first quarter, although they remain at pre-bust levels. Default notices […] more >>>



Fannie, Freddie cut housing-market forecasts for 2014

(Source: The MarketWatch, By Ruth Mantell) On the heels of a choppy first quarter, federally controlled mortgage-finance […] more >>>

JPMorgan profits fall 19% as mortgage business fades

(Source: BBC News) US banking giant JPMorgan Chase has reported a sharp fall in profits at the […] more >>>

Homebuyers getting priced out in cities across United States

(Source: CNN Money, By Les Christie) In big cities across the country, home buyers are growing increasingly […] more >>>

Freddie Mac: Average 30-year mortgage rate at 4.4%, up from 4.32%

(Source: The Los Angeles Times, By E. Scott Reckard) Fixed mortgage rates rose early this week, with […] more >>>

Housing

Home price gains continue to slow

(Source: USA Today, By Doug Carroll) Home prices rose more slowly in January, extending a trend of […] more >>>

U.S. mortgage applications fell last week: MBA

(Source: Reuters, By Caroline Valetkevitch) Applications for U.S. home mortgages fell last week as both purchase and […] more >>>

Trader fined £660,000 for rigging UK bond market

(Source: BBC News) Regulators have fined a trader more than £660,000 for deliberately manipulating the UK bond […] more >>>

Existing-home sales slowest since July 2012

(Source: MarketWatch, By Ruth Mantell) Hurt by rising mortgage rate and prices, the sales pace of existing […] more >>>

Mortgage approvals at their highest since late 2007

(Source: BBC News) The number of new mortgage loans being approved for home buyers has reached its […] more >>>

House sales ‘set to keep on rising’…

(Source: BBC News) The UK’s property market is likely to keep on growing strongly, mortgage lending figures […] more >>>

Housing starts at six-year high, but completions fall

(Source: BBC News) The number of new houses being built in England last year was the highest […] more >>>

U.S. 30-Year Mortgage Rates Increase to 4.28%

(Source: Bloomberg, By Prashant Gopal) U.S. mortgage rates for 30-year loans increased for the first time in […] more >>>

Mortgage applications fall in latest week: MBA

(Source: Reuters, By Luciana Lopez) Applications for U.S. home mortgages fell in the latest week as both […] more >>>

Bitcoin

Can Bitcoin go mainstream?… (Video)

CNN’s Paula Newton speaks to Jeremy Allaire about whether or not Bitcoin will ever replace credit cards. more >>>

U.S. home prices show signs of topping out

(Source: CNN Money, By Chris Isidore) Home prices are showing signs of topping out: The S&P/Case-Shiller index […] more >>>

Ikea sees record profit in 2013 as market share grows

(Source: BBC News) Ikea, the world’s largest furniture chain, made a record profit last year, increasing market […] more >>>

US businesses more optimistic in 2014, but hiring challenges remain… (Video)

US Attorney Bharara charges 2 in bitcoin conspiracy… (Video)

Europe’s banks ‘in better shape’ but ‘risks remain’

(Source: BBC News) Finance ministers and banking leaders have said that Europe’s banking sector is “improving” but […] more >>>

Environmentalists criticise new EU climate goals… (Video)

Eurozone recovery strengthened in January, survey says

(Source: BBC News) The recovery among eurozone private sector firms gathered pace in January, a survey has […] more >>>

The most unaffordable cities to buy property…(Video)

According to the Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey, Hong Kong was ranked the most unaffordable city to […] more >>>

United States of millionaires…(Video)

CNBC’s Robert Frank reveals which states have the most millionaires in the U.S. , Maryland takes the […] more >>>

Home pricing trends for 2014… (Video)

CNBC’s Diana Olick breaks down the housing starts data and provides her outlook for the housing sector […] more >>>

How smartphones can cut heating bills by a quarter

(Source: BBC News, By Brian Milligan) Have you ever thought about using a smartphone to control your […] more >>>

London claims top tourism place, Paris disagrees…(Video)

UK home sales highest for six years, says Rics

(Source: BBC News) The number of UK homes sold per surveyor has more than doubled since the […] more >>>

As spending by the wealthy declines, is China’s bling era over?… (Video)

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