1 in 7 Roughly the number of houses and apartments vacant in the United States, the highest percentage since the 1960s

$6.6 billion Estimated cost of the federal $8,000 tax credit for first-time home buyers

9 Builder confidence score on the March NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index, only one point higher than the historic low set in January

1982 It previously was the worst year on record for new-home sales until 2008 rolled around

$7,500 The median price of a home sold in December 2008 in Detroit, according to a statistic by listing service Realcomp in the Chicago Tribune

38% Percentage of finished lots that are in “desirable” locations, according to a Zelman & Associates home builder survey

48% Percentage of sub-prime adjustable-rate mortgages that were behind on payments or in foreclosure at the end of 2008

10,000 to 12,000 Estimated number of new-home sales California's $10,000 home buyer tax credit package can fund

651,000 The number of jobs lost nationwide in February, marking the highest-rate rise this month in 25 years

142 Pages in Obama's budget