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Britain's housing still booming

Mar 27, 2007
As some economists worry that U.S. housing troubles could trigger a full-scale global financial crisis, Britain's home builders are still enjoying a robust market. And now two of the biggest are joining forces.
Posted In: Canada, Housing

New home sales face bad weather

Mar 26, 2007
New home sales fell in the first quarter, according to the Commerce Department. But as Janet Babin reports, in order to understand the housing market, there's a bigger picture to consider.
Posted In: Housing

Home for sale by YouTube

Mar 26, 2007
Realtors and sellers have discovered online video sites as a powerful new tool in a housing market that's increasingly friendly to buyers — and it's a trend that's saving everyone time.
Posted In: Housing, Science

Maybe home ownership's not for everyone

Mar 21, 2007
As the subprime housing sector continues to crumble, commentator David Frum says maybe our idea of the great American dream is a little off and some people just shouldn't be buying homes.
Posted In: Housing

Subprime lenders got some explaining to do

Mar 21, 2007
Both lenders and regulators will be in the hot seat on Capitol Hill this week. With millions of American homeowners facing the threat of foreclosure and a growing number of lenders facing bankruptcy, Congress wants some answers.
Posted In: Housing, Washington

Subprime lending from the ground floor

Mar 20, 2007
We've heard a lot about the big names in subprime lending lately. But people like Frances Geary are struggling to keep their homes as mortgage payments rise. She talked with Jane Lindholm from her Upland, Calif., residence.
Posted In: Housing, Investing

Lessons from the mortgage-default wave

Mar 20, 2007
The number of failed mortgages is continuing to rise. Marketplace's Steve Tripoli talks with Kai Ryssdal about the shenanigans that have put a lot of new homeowners in trouble.
Posted In: Housing, Investing

Subprime fears feed rate speculation

Mar 20, 2007
Some are calling for the Federal Reserve to lower interest rates to help insulate the economy against declines in the housing market. But others say the Fed is more concerned about inflation than recession.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

Planning a city from scratch

Mar 16, 2007
About 60 miles north of Los Angeles is one of the last big open spaces left in this country that's near a major urban area. But it might not stay wild much longer. Kai Ryssdal talks about Tejon Ranch with writer Jon Gertner.
Posted In: Housing

Digging for subprime gold

Mar 15, 2007
As the subprime mortgage sector approaches a full-scale meltdown, investment bank Goldman Sachs is talking about getting deeper into subprime lending. Is it a fire sale or a fool's market?
Posted In: Housing, Wall Street

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