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Grandmother's foreclosed home tests new California law

May 6, 2021
The law gives tenants and nonprofits the opportunity to match a bid made at a foreclosure auction and purchase a property.
Jocelyn Foreman poses with a community land trust agreement during a signing ceremony and celebration at Malcolm X Elementary School in Berkeley on April 23.
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How homeowners have gained a financial advantage during the pandemic

Sep 10, 2020
During the Great Recession, owning a house could sink you. Now, it's a life raft.
A house for sale in South Pasadena, California, in April.
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10 years after the housing crisis, thousands of zombie homes are still stuck in foreclosure limbo

Jun 13, 2018
Home values in much of the country have recovered, and in many places it's a seller's market. So long as there isn't a zombie on your block.
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Maria Walkenbach’s home, located near the bridge construction area. 
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A view of Broadway Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio.
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What happens to your house when you get deported?

Aug 10, 2017
Most undocumented immigrants who are deported are Latino men with jobs. That has a ripple effect on housing.
 Immigrant services staffer Lorely Peche (C), speaks with immigrant parents fearing deportation on March 25, 2017 in Stamford, Connecticut. 
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Zombie properties returning to life

Sep 8, 2016
It's the 'last innings for the recovery,' Wharton School professor says.
A vacant home stands next to a partially constructed condo building in Rockaway Beach, New York. 
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Detroit homeowners still struggling with foreclosure

Aug 2, 2016
In many cities, poor people rent — but the home ownership rate in Detroit is high.
Warren Hicks stands in front of his home in northwest Detroit.
Eilis O'Neill

Foreclosures now 'normal' at 10-year low

Dec 10, 2015
A new report shows foreclosure filings nationwide have fallen 7 percent.