As younger and increasingly Internet-savvy buyers play a growing role in the residential real estate market, The Wall Street Journal predicts that the age of 6% Realtor commissions could be on its way out--and with Web research allowing buyers to do the legwork on their own for a more hands-off purchasing experience, it's not hard to see why. For that story and more, check out Big Builder's bi-weekly roundup of the latest in opinion and commentary across the Web.

Seeking Alpha takes on misleading statistics, outdated data, and faulty logic from MarketWatch.

Dr. Housing Bubble looks at increased consumer reliance on credit card debt as the home-equity well runs dry.

The Housing Bubble reports on home value declines across the mid-Atlantic seaboard.

While baby boomers may sell their inland California properties to retire elsewhere, BusinessWeek's Hot Property asserts that those with beachfront homes are staying put.

Taken from the mouth of a licensed real estate agent, Inman News offers that for-sale by owner is the right course of action in the current housing market.

Reggie Middleton's Boom Bust continues its examination of the similarities between today's asset securitization crisis and the S&L crisis of the 1980s and 1990s.