As the Senate prepares to vote on Tuesday whether or not to fast-track a foreclosure relief bill including bankruptcy "cram down" provisions that could increase interest rates and prompt lenders to require larger down payments, Inman News wonders if foreclosure prevention efforts could prolong or even worsen the downturn. For that story and more, check out Big Builder's bi-weekly blog roundup.

Luxury features are on the decline as the trend toward green design grows increasingly popular, according to the AIA as reported by The Wall Street Journal.

The Housing Bubble turns its attention to flipping, breaking even, foreclosure, and buyer hesitation.

Seeking Alpha calls for increased accountability to help alleviate the credit crisis.

Reggie Middleton's Boom Bust examines the insured holdings of certain banks and one home builder, and concludes that we still have a long road to travel before recovery.

BusinessWeek's Hot Property reports on New York City-based developer Related Cos.' recent sales activity in the Los Angeles market.

As the deflation v. inflation debate rages on, Dr. Housing Bubble continues to draw lessons from the Great Depression.