Dr. Housing Bubble examines the effects of the housing market collapse--and how the symptoms may have been exacerbated by a government and regulatory atmosphere in which "fiscal responsibility" was a thing of the past. For that story and more, check out Big Builder's bi-weekly blog roundup.

To ease the concerns of spooked consumers, home builders are turning to price protection programs and auctions, reports The Wall Street Journal.

The Housing Bubble blog looks at the plague of foreclosures in Florida.

Seeking Alpha investigates the phenomenon of boom-bust cycles and the Treasury Yield curve.

While the recent drop in the London Inter-Bank Offer Rate (LIBOR) means good news for homeowners whose ARMs are about to reset, the bad news is that the new rate will still be above 8% when the margin is taken into account, points out the Inman News blog.

BusinessWeek's Hot Property blog turns its attention to London and looks at anticipated pricing declines in light of the global credit crunch--despite the fact that median prices rose a staggering 32% in 2007.

Reggie Middleton's Boom Bust blog looks at funding issues for Centex on the horizon.