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Blueprints born out of tragedy

Jul 18, 2007
Here's a twist on the housing market: A wide range of opportunities awaits a new breed of scaled-down homes. Allowing wannabe homeowners to make a start with less, for one. But the idea had humble beginnings. Elizabeth Wynne Johnson has the story.
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A blank canvas for city's future

Jul 16, 2007
In Seattle, the real estate market is still strong. Which could explain why a 12-acre parcel near the city's Space Needle is getting so much attention. Cathy Duchamp reports.
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Not the happiest place on Earth

Jul 16, 2007
Disney is fighting to block a massive apartment complex near its Disneyland resort that would include units for low-income residents. And that upsets some of its lower-paid employees. Jordan Davis reports.
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Fighting fraud in lending

Jul 16, 2007
The subprime mortgage crisis has focused government scrutiny on lenders who cross the legal line. Now federal and state officials have turned up the heat on all sorts of unsavory lending practices. Steve Tripoli reports.
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Island shopping

Jul 13, 2007
You know you've always wanted your own private island escape. Turns out there are plenty of these jewels for sale... and you only have to be moderately wealthy to afford them. Chana Joffe-Walt checks out some property off the Seattle coast.
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There's good news on housing front?

Jul 11, 2007
Economists at the National Association of Realtors are predicting home prices and new-home sales will rebound next year. But that's after the nation's first home-price decline in 40 years plays itself out. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

Dollar is losing some of its muscle

Jul 11, 2007
The U.S. dollar is at a record low compared to the euro, and the lowest it's been in 25 years against the British pound. Why? Ashley Milne Tyte reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

Housing slump prompts profit warnings

Jul 10, 2007
Home Depot, Sears and homebuilder D.R. Horton let Wall Street know they're expecting disappointing earnings because of the housing market's dramatic slowdown. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing, Wall Street

Real estate still booming in Koreatown

Jul 10, 2007
Developers and realtors in pockets of Southern California are channeling a new stream of South Korean investment money to stave off the slump that's hit much of the U.S. housing market. Lenora Chu has the story.
Posted In: Canada, Housing

Fed issues new lending guidelines

Jun 29, 2007
The Federal Reserve today put out a set of guidelines for subprime mortage lenders. The only thing is, the "standards" are voluntary. So, what's the point? Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Housing, Investing, Washington

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