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Songwriter Jonathan Downing and his wife, Tiffany Sewell, bought a house that still needs some work in Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood. The combination of record low interest rates, lower prices, and a tax credit for first-time homebuyers is creating incentives for some people to take the plunge into homeownership. Chris Arnold/NPR hide caption

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Fragile Recovery On The Horizon For Housing

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Treasury Unleashes Foreclosure 'SWAT Teams'

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Plymouth And Provincetown, After The Pilgrims

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Watchdog Says Fed Paid Too Much In AIG Bailout

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Bruce Marks (left), CEO of the nonprofit organization Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America, talks to homeowners waiting to meet with bank representatives at a NACA event in Los Angeles in September. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Housing Advocate Takes Foreclosure Help On Tour

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Treasury Dept. Unveils Program To Fund Mortgages

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Bull Market Can Still Stumble Over Jobs

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Small Businesses Squeezed As Banks Limit Lending

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Would Extending Home Buyer Credit Be Worth It?

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Another Grim Jobs Report: Just A Bump In The Road?

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U.S. Home Prices Up In July in 20 Major Cities

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New Home Appraisal Rules Rankle Industry

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Administration's Mortgage Relief Program Growing

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Major Banks Still Grappling With Foreclosures

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Jobless Rate Expected To Inch Higher In August

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