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An own-to-rent solution

Sep 6, 2007
Congress wants to help homeowners who are struggling to keep up with skyrocketing subprime mortgages. Forget a traditional bailout, Chris Farrell explains the beauty of the own-to-rent plan.
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Vatican raises the rent

Sep 6, 2007
Beyond St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican owns a lot of pricey real estate in Rome. Many of its tenants had come to believe they were protected from rising rents. But, as Megan Williams reports, their faith was misplaced.
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To bail out or not to bail out...

Sep 5, 2007
Yesterday the Fed urged lenders to work out new loan terms for borrowers who risk defaulting on their mortgages, but that's only a request, not a requirement. Now it's Congress's turn. Will taxpayers pay to fix the subprime mess? John Dimsdale reports.
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Hard time finding qualified buyers?

Sep 5, 2007
One consequence of the subprime collapse is that mortgage lenders have made it lot harder to get a home loan. Some say too hard, especially in cities where home prices are high. Stacey Vanek-Smith explains.
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Small steps taken for troubled borrowers

Sep 4, 2007
The Federal Reserve has asked mortgage lenders and loan companies to ease up on subprime borrowers who might be facing foreclosure. Marketplace's Steve Tripoli discusses the details with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Housing, Investing, Wall Street

Will Congress bail out lenders? Borrowers?

Sep 3, 2007
Congress returns from recess this week. First up: what to do about the mortgage meltdown and ensuing credit market crisis. Some worry that lawmakers will be too generous with taxpayer money in the fix. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Housing, Washington

Bush's rescue plan for ARM refugees

Aug 31, 2007
President Bush rolls out a rescue plan for homeowners facing foreclosure when their adjustable-rate mortgages adjust too far. Is it too little, too late? John Dimsdale reports on potential bailouts for lenders and borrowers.
Posted In: Housing, Washington

Do flippers deserve a helping hand?

Aug 31, 2007
We all might want to extend a helping hand to homeowners on the verge of defaulting. But a study suggests some of these borrowers -- house flippers and speculators -- might not be so deserving of help. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Housing, Investing, Wall Street

Mexican Dream is alive and well

Aug 30, 2007
Sure the American mortgage market may be all but flatlining, but that's actually given the housing market south of the border a healthy boost. Dan Grech explains.
Posted In: Canada, Housing, Mexico

Extra layer of protection for ultra-wealthy

Aug 28, 2007
A wildfire in Idaho is threatening billions of dollars worth of high-end real estate and that has inspired one insurance company to go to unusual measures to avoid getting burned. Elizabeth Wynne Johnson has details.
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