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Asking Fannie and Freddie whether to rent or buy

Dec 14, 2010
This final note today, which comes with a shout out to our friends at Planet Money. Ever wonder why the American real estate market is so messed up...
Posted In: Fannie Mae, real estate, rent
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The Donald and the Cordoba House

Sep 9, 2010
This final note today, more evidence -- if you need it -- that Donald Trump will do just about anything for publicity. Trump waded into the flap...
Posted In: 9/11, donald trump, ground zero, islamc, manhattan, mosque, real estate
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Housing barometer shows strong signs for spring

Apr 5, 2010
Data from the National Association of Realtors may indicate a positive change for housing --- its seasonally adjusted index of sales agreements...
Posted In: Housing, real estate
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I, renter

Mar 17, 2009
I signed the lease on a new apartment yesterday, and let me tell you, it's a good time to be apartment hunting. My fiancee and I got a great deal...
Posted In: housing market, real estate
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Mall Rats II

Feb 24, 2009
I wrote a blog entry last week about the country's glut of shopping centers and how they're starting to empty out. Money-losing tenants are...
Posted In: real estate
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Mall Rats

Feb 20, 2009
I moderated a panel last fall about the financial crisis, and one comment that stood out to me was that commercial real estate would be the big...
Posted In: real estate, Retail
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Green homes - speedy sales in a slow market?

Mar 12, 2008
For a year, I've been trying to convince Minnesota's affordable home builders concerned about a slowing market what Greg Pinn, a San Jose home...
Posted In: green building, LEED, real estate
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Lot 354

The story of the implosion of America's housing market as told through the prism of a single spanish-style home in mid city Los Angeles: Lot 354. Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal tugs on a thread of the history of this quaint three-bedroom home, and what unravels is the story of the housing bubble and its messy burst.

Posted In: lot 354, housing market, speculative bubbles, real estate, foreclosures

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