Welcome to this week's Builder Blocks, which highlights top housing stories from Builder Online and other sources. (Please note: Some sites, such as the New York Times, do require registration.)

Top Headlines

Kimball Hill Files Chapter 11

House Approves Foreclosure Package

David Weekly Achieves Largest Private Builder Status

Housing Crisis

Kimball Hill Homes Restructures

New-Home Sales Numbers Bring More Bad News

 In the Eye of the Housing Hurricane

U.S. Agency Helps Prop Up Housing Market

FHA Chief Finds Himself in an Unfamiliar Role

GSEs Bolster Jumbo Mortgage Market

Fannie, Freddie Get Relief on Affordable-Loan Quotas

Phoenix Couple Struggles to Hold On to Several Investment Properties

Public Builders

Ryland Notes 'Bright Spots'

Pulte Execs Downplay $663 Million Charge

Centex to Exit Michigan

The Business of Building

Montgomery Aims to Make Green Homes Mandatory

New-Home Sales Slow

Oklahoma HBA Launches Marketing Campaign

If At First You Don't Succeed ...

Green? Who Says So?

Existing-Home Sales and Prices Down Again

Have You Heard?

Need Better Follow-Up?

Blog: Boyce on Building

Homeownership Rate Takes a Big Fall

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