The Wall Street Journal blog examines the importance of a strong Web present for Realtors to remain relevant through the downturn.

According to the Housing Bubble blog, buyers continue to wait on the sidelines in anticipation of additional pricing declines.

In light of the builder's significant exposure to joint venture risk, particularly in California, Seeking Alpha predicts that Standard Pacific may face bankruptcy or a restructuring in 2008.

The Orange County Register's John Lansner points out that Orange County, Calif.'s inventory at the start of 2008 is up 28% from the same period last year.

Dr. Housing Bubble takes a hard look at Bank of America's announced purchase of Countrywide.

The Inmwan News blog raises questions about the relationship between the housing market downturn and the current presidential election cycle.

BusinessWeek's Hot Property blog provides evidence that the metro Washington, D.C., housing market has taken a hit–even in close-in locations.

Reggie Middleton's Boom Bust blog explains MBIA's current woes with respect to residential mortgage-backed securities, a class action law suit, and a 401(k) plan investigation–and why we should have seen it coming.

Learn more about markets featured in this article: Los Angeles, CA.