Countrywide to sell commercial property unit as it looks to cut debt

Countrywide has agreed a sale of its commercial property business as the troubled estate agency group battles to reduce its debt burden.Countrywide said on Friday it would sell Lambert Smith Hampton, its commercial...

Co-working is changing commercial real estate, says JustCo

Kong Wan Sing of JustCo says it's "very tough" for a co-working space company to operate in various Asian countries that have different cultures and legal systems. READ SOURCE

UK house price growth picks up speed despite economic uncertainty

House price growth in the UK has picked up despite continued economic and political uncertainty, but remains far below the levels seen before the EU referendum. The average price of a home rose by...

Rejoice! Venture capital wants to pay for your holiday

There’s a popular joke in finance that venture capital is just one giant ploy to subsidise millennial lifestyles. While there’s an element of truth to this with ride-sharing, food delivery or ready-made meal...

Pending home sales fall 1.7% month over month, vs. 0.8% increase expected

CNBC's Diana Olick takes a look at pending home sales data for the month of October. READ SOURCE

Pending home sales fall 1.7% in October, as housing shortage worsens

A pending sale sign in front of a home in Miami.Getty ImagesDemand for housing is high, but there aren't enough homes for sale to meet it. Pending home sales, which measure signed contracts,...

Mortgage apps rise on year, fueled by lower interest rates

CNBC's Diana Olick joins "Squawk Box" with the latest mortgage application numbers. READ SOURCE

Weekly mortgage refinance applications surge as rates remain below 4% for the second straight...

Workers install roof trusses on a home under construction in Vineyard, Utah.George Frey | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesContinued low mortgage rates are keeping bankers busy, as refinance applications continue to rise. Refinance volume...

Consumer remains in good shape, says Goldman economist Jan Hatzius

Jan Hatizius, chief economist at Goldman Sachs, and Barbara Doran of BD8 Capital Partners join CNBC's "Closing Bell" team to discuss risks to 2020 global economic growth and the U.S. economy. READ SOURCE

New home sales dipped in October, but the sector shows strength overall year-to-date

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on new home sales data and why it's causing homebuilder stocks to soar. READ SOURCE