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Marketplace Morning Report
Fall of the Berlin Wall

How Reno, Nevada, turned its economy into a small powerhouse

by David Brancaccio, Rose Conlon, Daniel Shin, and Erika Soderstrom Nov 8, 2019
Mayor Hillary Schieve said playing on the region's strengths and diversifying its economy helped revive the struggling, post-recession city.
A neon sign welcomes people to Reno, Nevada.
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In some cities, foreclosures are still on the rise

by Amy Scott Apr 12, 2019
In cities like Baltimore and Philadelphia, the number of homes in the early stages of foreclosure is higher than it was before the financial crisis.
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Divided Decade

One legacy of the housing crisis: risky rent-to-own deals

by Amy Scott Jul 2, 2018
The contracts often saddle would-be homeowners with expensive taxes and repairs.
The house Maureen Seymour has been trying to buy could be condemned by the city and demolished, along with her $25,000 investment.
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Foreclosure rate is the lowest since 2005, report says

by Mitchell Hartman Jan 18, 2018
Foreclosure activity fell in 2017 to a 12-year low, according to a new report by ATTOM Data Solutions. In 2017, 0.5 percent of all U.S. residential properties were in some stage of foreclosure — notice of default, scheduled auction or…

Foreclosures down from 2015, but persistent in certain states

by Lewis Wallace Jul 14, 2016
The mortgage crisis has a long tail in many communities, but is invisible in others.
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What happened to all those foreclosed homes?

by Adriene Hill Mar 8, 2016
Foreclosures are down, but home ownership isn't back up. What gives?
People dress as foreclosed homes during a protest in 2012 in New York.
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Foreclosures now 'normal' at 10-year low

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

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'Zombie' homes give Chicago operators an opportunity

by Dan Weissmann Aug 24, 2015
Properties in nice areas are still up for grabs 7 years after the mortgage crisis.

Homeowners brace for another foreclosure wave

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Jul 2, 2014
Interest rates cut in the housing crisis will start to rise again this year.

Fannie and Freddie are easing up. Carefully.

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer May 13, 2014
Mel Watt's new game plan for the Federal Housing Finance Agency.