Marketplace Money for April 5-6, 2008

Episode Description 
Marketplace Money for April 5-6, 2008

Where do we go from here?

Politicians on both sides of the aisle are wrangling over their proposed fixes to the housing mess, Tess asks Nick Retsinas about possible solutions and reforms.
Posted In: Housing

Getting Personal

In this special housing edition of Getting Personal, Chris and Tess talk about saving for a home, renting to own and reverse mortgages.
Posted In: Housing

The science of buying a home

Looking for a formula to aid your house hunting? Commentator and MIT professor Dan Ariely says science doesn't have much to offer us when it comes to finding the right home.
Posted In: Housing

Buying a bank-owned home

Homes that banks are eager to unload can be a big bargain for buyers willing to put in some elbow grease. Marianne Russ visits bank-owned homes to see if you really get what you pay for.
Posted In: Housing

Rewinding real estate

The older the listing, the more desperate the seller, right? Maybe not. Dan Grech explains the controversial way some sellers turn back the clock on their listings.
Posted In: Housing

Our first house

With all the negative housing news, a glimmer of hope: falling prices mean many people can now afford a new home. We meet a couple moving into their first house this weekend.
Posted In: Housing

A problem of perception

The way we think about our homes has changed drastically over the years. Tess asks Chris Thornberg if the American dream of home ownership for all is realistic anymore.
Posted In: Housing

Ghost Town USA

Tess Vigeland tours the wasteland of foreclosed homes near Stockton, California, and meets a family that's resorted to squatting in their own home.
Posted In: Housing

Nothing left to do but walk away

Tess introduces us to the Goslins, a family in the midst of foreclosure as they hand over their keys and leave their home.
Posted In: Housing

The housing crisis in context

The current housing crisis is talked about by a lot of people, but how bad is it really? Tess asks Marketplace's Chris Farrell to help us understand the scope of the problem.
Posted In: Housing

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