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Factoid: Inside the housing industry

Oct 16, 2004
Factoid: Inside the housing industry
Posted In: Housing

"Straight Story": The Housing Market

Sep 18, 2004
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell is to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. Several important housing figures come out next week. Chris issues his prognosis for the housing market.
Posted In: Housing

"Straight Story": Housing Bubble

Jul 3, 2004
It's time once again for our economics editor Chris Farrell is to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. Will an exploding housing bubble implode the economy? Chris is on the lookout.
Posted In: Housing, Investing

"Buzzword": Housing P-E Ratio

May 29, 2004
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Sound Money will bring you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance -Housing P-E Ratio. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Housing, Investing

"Straight Story": Closing costs

Mar 28, 2004
This and every week we have our Economics Editor Chris Farrell here to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid, and what's the Straight Story. The Housing and Urban Development Department had a plan to deal with streamlining closing costs. But this week-they killed their own proposal. Chris is in a grieving mood.
Posted In: Housing

The Straight Story: Owning Your Own Home

Feb 21, 2004
There is a lot of information out there on personal finance. Unfortunately, there's also a lot of disinformation out there. Money is complicated thing, and one of the things we do on Sound Money is help you make sense of it. The perfect guy to give you the Straight Story is our Economics Editor Chris Farrell. This week, Chris tackles the subject of owning your own home. It's the classic American Dream. The housing market is strong and a record 68 percent of us pay mortgages instead of rent these days. But should everyone own their own place? Check out Chris' answer...
Posted In: Housing

Which Way Home?

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

Posted In: Housing, foreclosures

American Dream turns to economic nightmare

In Southern California's Inland Empire, unemployment has nearly tripled since the recession began and now tops 15 percent in many towns. Blue collar jobs in construction, manufacturing, trucking and warehousing that fed the boom are not returning as the national economy slowly bounces back. Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman reports on where residents are turning for shelter from the economic storm.

Posted In: Inland Empire, Housing, manufacturing, church, Unemployment

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