March 20, 2012 When a 14-year-old girl can buy a house for $12,000, is it a sign the market has bottomed?
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March 16, 2012 A former employee describes what life was like inside a giant mortgage lender back in 2006. It's not pretty.
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February 9, 2012 Foreclosures slowed as big banks waited for the details of the settlement to become clear. Now, they're likely to pick up the pace.
November 18, 2011 Despite his professional training, Carl Richards got sucked into the housing boom like everybody else. Here's what he learned when he got spit out the other side.
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September 7, 2011 "I see the marks on the wall showing how the kids grew over the years."
July 14, 2011 The number of homes in foreclosure fell sharply in the first half of this year. But that doesn't mean the housing market is getting better.
April 19, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, cell phones and cancer risk, and getting to know your neighbor. In the second hour, the road to foreclosure, Standard and Poor's U.S. credit rating, and your letters.
April 8, 2011 "It's 3 p.m., time for a makeshift happy hour in the parking lot of Value Place, an extended-stay motel here in town and a haven for those who have been foreclosed upon."
October 7, 2010 President Obama won't sign legislation that Congress passed in haste that could worsen foreclosures. The Democrats who control Congress are trying to figure out how the bill passed so quickly.
July 29, 2010 While it appears foreclosures may have peaked in metropolitan areas that were initially the worst hit, the crisis is now becoming much more widespread.
July 19, 2010 Web sites allow homeowners to become hoteliers and dodge foreclosure.
June 1, 2010 If you choose to default on your mortgage and instead dine at Outback and head to the casino, should you tell your story to the New York Times?
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