The Orange County Register's real estate editor John Lansner gives a curious math lesson on the effects of the Super Bowl on the stock market and Orange County, Calif.'s home prices. For that story and more, check out Big Builder's bi-weekly blog roundup.

The Wall Street Journal looks at sales tactics for existing homes in North Carolina.

The Housing Bubble blog turns its eye toward new-home prices, permits, and evictions in Arizona and Nevada.

Seeking Alpha reports on the recent gains seen in Pulte Homes', KB Homes', and Lennar's respective stocks.

Dr. Housing Bubble turns toward the lessons learned from the Great Depression to diagnose the modern menace of mortgage debts.

The Inman News blog investigates the varied reasons to oppose the propsed Banc of America/Countrywide merger on the part of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and SRM Global Fund, a hedge fund with a 5.2% stake in Countrywide.

BusinessWeek's Hot Property blog looks at a a four-bedroom home in North Minneapolis that, after originally selling for $3,500 in 1977, currently has a total mortgage liability of $228,000.

Reggie Middleton's Boom Bust blog concludes its analysis of General Growth Properties (GGP) with particular emphasis on fire sales of prime properties.