Apr 4, 2008

Marketplace Money for April 5-6, 2008

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Marketplace Money for April 5-6, 2008

Segments From this episode

The housing crisis in context

Apr 4, 2008
The current housing crisis is talked about by a lot of people, but how bad is it really? Tess asks Marketplace's Chris Farrell to help us understand the scope of the problem.

Nothing left to do but walk away

Apr 4, 2008
Tess introduces us to the Goslins, a family in the midst of foreclosure as they hand over their keys and leave their home.
Joanna Goslin locks up her condo for the last time before a bank sale.
Tess Vigeland

Ghost Town USA

Apr 4, 2008
Tess Vigeland tours the wasteland of foreclosed homes near Stockton, California, and meets a family that's resorted to squatting in their own home.
The Sinclair family in front of their home in Patterson, CA.
Tess Vigeland

A problem of perception

Apr 4, 2008
The way we think about our homes has changed drastically over the years. Tess asks Chris Thornberg if the American dream of home ownership for all is realistic anymore.

Our first house

Apr 4, 2008
With all the negative housing news, a glimmer of hope: falling prices mean many people can now afford a new home. We meet a couple moving into their first house this weekend.

Rewinding real estate

Apr 4, 2008
The older the listing, the more desperate the seller, right? Maybe not. Dan Grech explains the controversial way some sellers turn back the clock on their listings.

Buying a bank-owned home

Apr 4, 2008
Homes that banks are eager to unload can be a big bargain for buyers willing to put in some elbow grease. Marianne Russ visits bank-owned homes to see if you really get what you pay for.

The science of buying a home

Apr 4, 2008
Looking for a formula to aid your house hunting? Commentator and MIT professor Dan Ariely says science doesn't have much to offer us when it comes to finding the right home.

Getting Personal

Apr 4, 2008
In this special housing edition of Getting Personal, Chris and Tess talk about saving for a home, renting to own and reverse mortgages.
Getting Personal
Marketplace

Where do we go from here?

Apr 4, 2008
Politicians on both sides of the aisle are wrangling over their proposed fixes to the housing mess, Tess asks Nick Retsinas about possible solutions and reforms.