President Obama's stimulus package is full of lots of proposals to boost our economy. Commentator R. Glenn Hubbard says one cost-effective and easy way to lead us to recovery is lowering mortgage rates.
Many banks are nervous about lending, making it difficult for homeowners to refinance their mortgages. A House committee is meeting today to see what can be done to keep homeowners near foreclosure in their homes. Shia Levitt reports.
A government plan to buy up banks' troubled assets appears to be in the works. But how do you determine a price to sell those holdings when no one's really sure what they're worth? Auctions might work, as Jeremy Hobson reports.
With retirees living longer, it's harder to make ends meet with savings and Social Security. Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson explains how reverse mortgages let retirees use the value of their home to help pay the bills.
Many potential buyers feel they don't have the credit or cash to get into the real estate market. But as Marketplace's senior business correspondent Bob Moon reports, an old lending program could give them the help they need.
In an effort to slow evictions resulting from the housing crisis, Freddie Mac is starting a new program to let homeowners and tenants stay in foreclosed homes. Will private lenders follow suit? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
A real estate developer in Philadelphia is building an eco-friendly house for $100,000 to prove green design isn't just a luxury item. But the hard part may be selling the house when it's done. Joel Rose reports.