President Obama can rightfully claim that many of the initiatives his administration pushed through in his first years in office helped reverse the acute economic slide he inherited. His efforts to cleanup the housing crash were far less successful.
Aug 21, 2012 The New York Times
Jessica Garrison and Angel Jennings report on a new lawsuit filed this week by the City of Los Angeles that is part of "an aggressive attempt to deal with the urban decay caused by the housing crash."
Jul 18, 2012 Los Angeles Times
After seizing control of a condo association, a Pennsylvania developer has forced 11 homeowners to sell their units for as little as a third of their appraised value, leaving them stranded with crippling mortgages, Teke Wiggin reports.
Jun 30, 2012 AOL Real Estate
Struggling families and young professionals are competing for a dwindling supply of ever more pricey rentals, Alejandro Lazo reports.
May 10, 2012 Los Angeles Times
A California real estate group aims to capitalize on cheap foreclosures, collecting homes en masse thanks to a semi-automated decisionmaking system.
Apr 5, 2012 The New York Times
Are we alone in being a bit confused by recent reports on the state of the housing market? Two recent articles muddy the waters on whether signs are pointing to a housing market recovery or relapse.
Mar 29, 2012 The Wall Street Journal
In an effort to stabilize neighborhoods and reduce the glut of foreclosures in the marketplace, Fannie Mae is beginning to sell foreclosed properties in bulk to investors to test the market for rental homes, write Alan Zibel and Nick Timiraos.
Feb 28, 2012 The Wall Street Journal - Developments Blog
Peter Coy and Prashant Gopal report on recent developments in the housing market that may signal a solution to the four-year-old crisis.
Feb 9, 2012 Bloomberg/Business Week
Real estate speculators are being fined big bucks in Cleveland for letting properties sit vacant, but the jury's still out on whether this is the key to stabilizing neighborhoods.
Jan 22, 2012 Shelterforce
Foreclosures continue to decimate communities around the nation, with black neighborhoods being the hardest hit. However, it is investors, not homeowners, who account for the adverse impact on the nation's black communities, write John Gilderbloom and Gregory Squires. Exclusive
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