July 20, 2006 Buying real estate — or even taking a look at what's on the market — means dealing with a new and sometimes confusing vocabulary. May Ling of White House Properties, a real estate firm in Los Angeles, defines some common real estate terms.
July 20, 2006 Is gentrification a bad word or a good influence? Lance Freeman, an assistant professor at Columbia University, talks with Farai Chideya about his new book exploring the gentrification of two predominately black neighborhoods in New York City — Manhattan's Harlem and Brooklyn's Clinton Hill.
July 19, 2006 Technology contributor Mario Armstrong talks with Farai Chideya about how the Internet can help with real estate transactions. Mario also covers technology for Baltimore-area NPR member stations WYPR and WEAA.
July 18, 2006 For the first part of a three-part series about real estate, we get a big-picture view of the market from economist Julianne Malveaux and Nicolas Retsinas, of Harvard University. Harvard recently released its State of the Nation's Housing report.
July 18, 2006 Should you buy a home in a safe zone? Keep renting in a "danger zone?" Get into the market now, and start building equity? Shawn Tully of Fortune magazine examines the realities of some of the more volatile real estate markets in America with Farai Chideya.