Marketplace Money for Friday, November 11, 2011

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In a special partnership with The New York Times, Marketplace Money takes a look at how housing fits into today's American Dream.

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From re-fis to loan mods: The never-ending story

Home owners across the nation are slogging through the seemingly endless loan modification process to save their homes. Reporter Ann Carrns has story of one woman who finally achieved the elusive loan mod.
Posted In: Housing

Second-home sales on the rise

The housing market is still down, but in some areas, housing sales are increasing -- particularly second-home sales. We talk to the New York Times' Paul Sullivan about what's driving this trend.
Posted In: Housing

A financial adviser's big financial mistake

Financial advisers are paid to dish out sound money advice, but they're still vulnerable to missteps. One adviser shares the story of his life-altering miscalculation.
Posted In: Housing

More Americans opting for multigenerational housing

Financial hardship is pushing more Americans to move back in with relatives. We take a look at one woman's choice to buy a house with her mother.
Posted In: Housing

Underwater, but still living the American Dream

Tess Vigeland visits a couple whose home is underwater, but they are making the best of it. They are saving more to compensate for potentially selling their home at a loss in the future.
Posted In: Housing

Your mortgage: Home first, investment second

The burst of the housing bubble showed that housing prices won't eternally increase. But New York Times columnist Ron Lieber explains why a mortgage is still a great investment.
Posted In: Housing

Should the mortgage-interest tax deduction be cut?

We take a look at this special tax deduction for home owners and whether it actually does help citizens achieve the American Dream and the consequences of cutting it.
Posted In: Housing

What it's like to walk away from a house

Two home owners who stopped paying their mortgages and walked away from their homes explain how they're dealing with the consequences in this story from our series "Which Way Home," co-produced with The New York Times
Posted In: Housing

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In My House (12" Version)
Mary Jane Girls
This House Is Not For Sale
Ryan Adams
The House Song
Paul and Mary Peter
One More Payment
Clint Black
Money, Money, Money
Come On-A My House
Rosemary Clooney
Halo (Album Version)
Deep Blue Something

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