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The Mailbag for October 21, 2005

Oct 21, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on renting a property, starting a retirement account, and combining a home equity loan with mortgage.
Posted In: Housing, Retirement

The Money Pit: Home Equity Lines

Oct 1, 2005
Alan Greenspan and his friends at the Federal Reserve continue to hike up short-term interest rates. And if you've got a home equity line of credit, you might be in for a rude, rate awakening. Real estate expert Elizabeth Razzi explains how not to let your home equity line turn into a money pit.
Posted In: Housing

Last Renter Standing

Jul 22, 2005
The hot housing market has brought a lot of new owners to the party. But some renters are feeling left out of the festivities. Marketplace Money's Alisa Roth explains why renters might want to stay home.
Posted In: Housing

What Would Make the Real Estate Bubble Pop?

Jun 25, 2005
Grab a few aspirin. We’re heading for a housing headache, according to this week’s UCLA Anderson School economic forecast. Kai talks to David Shulman, an expert in real estate investing.
Posted In: Housing, Investing

Movin' on Up... Not So Much

May 6, 2005
The hot housing market means a lot of folks are selling their homes for a pretty profit. But is it enough to get them into the next house? Eric Niiler has the story.
Posted In: Housing, Investing

From the Money Matters Desk: Irrational Exuberance and the Irrational Housing Market

Apr 16, 2005
Yale economist Robert Shiller has impeccable timing. "Irrational Exuberance," his book about the stock market, landed on bookstore shelves the same month the tech bubble burst. He's back with a revised edition of the book - and warnings about the real estate market.
Posted In: Housing

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