Freddie Mac CEO Richard Syron made some bold comments to analysts on Wednesday, March 12, according to Seeking Alpha. In addition to positing that home price declines have run only a third of their course and that the U.S. is in the midst of its worst housing market in a century, Syron also said in an interview that HUD officials appear receptive to his suggestions for changing the affordable housing goals last updated in 2005 that require a certain number of housing units financed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to meet affordable housing needs. For that story and more, check out Big Builder's bi-weekly blog roundup.

The Wall Street Journal investigates the merits of building green v. a green remodel.

The Housing Bubble reports on foreclosure woes and instant equity in Michigan, Illinois, Missouri, and more.

The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) protestors from Illinois, Minnesota, Ohio, and Michigan disrupted a PowerPoint presentation during a recent Mortgage Bankers Association convention in Chicago, in order to present a list of demands--including a bill for foreclosure prevention.

BusinessWeek's Hot Property presents your free ticket for the Foreclosure Bus.

Dr. Housing Bubble diagnoses the Fed as Wall Street's pawn shop.

Prudent investors may have cause to doubt Bear Stearns' ability to remain a going concern, according to Reggie Middleton's Boom Bust.