Here is today’s question: By the time Congress passes a housing rescue bill (and overcomes the promised presidential veto), how much of a housing market will be left to save?
While we all wait for the answer to that question, this week’s news roundup gives you the inside scoop on the controversy that pushed former HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson, new sales strategies for moving new homes, updates on flood rules, and, of course, the weekly “Have You Heard?” story. This week’s picks: the New York Times discovers that difficult homeowners’ demands drive remodelers to a therapist’s couch and CNN.com argues for “The New Real Estate Boom. Really.”
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Boyce on Building: End in Sight?
Have You Heard?
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