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The housing market is back — except where it's not

Jul 30, 2015
In some cities, lots of homeowners remain underwater.

Live from under the sea, it's Fabien Cousteau

Jun 17, 2014
Fabien Cousteau will spend 31 days living in an underwater laboratory

Fannie, Freddie to let some underwater homeowners walk away

Feb 1, 2013
Mortgage heavyweights Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have announced a bailout program for struggling homeowners who are current on their payments. If there's a pressing need to leave their property, they can just walk away.

Phoenix homeowner explains why he didn't just walk away

Jan 28, 2013
A few years ago, 60 percent of Phoenix-area mortgages were underwater. Reporter Peter O'Dowd was one of those homeowners.

Regulators announce rules to ease pain for underwater homeowners

Aug 22, 2012
Federal regulators announced new rules that should make it easier for underwater homeowners to sell their houses.
A foreclosed home stands boarded up on February 9, 2012 in Islip, New York.
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FHFA rejects White House plan for Fannie and Freddie

Aug 1, 2012
A federal housing regulator is rejecting a White House plan to help borrowers who are underwater on their mortgages. That means they owe more than their homes are worth and there are about 11 million people in that category. The Federal Housing Finance Agency said the potential benefits of cutting mortgage balances for those people don't outweigh the costs.

Getting Personal: To move or not to move

Feb 3, 2012
Tess Vigeland and economics editor Chris Farrell discuss the possibility of more transparency on 401(k) fees. Plus, callers ask questions about supporting retired parents and the pros and cons of uprooting a family for a new job.

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