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How ACORN Foresaw the Foreclosure Crisis in 2001new

The grassroots group helped Oakland pass a tough anti-predatory lending law that would have halted the housing crisis before it started. Then subprime lenders started making campaign contributions in Sacramento.
East Bay Express  |  Robert Gammon  |  09-30-2009  |  Economy

Houses in Cleveland are Selling on eBay for as Little at $810new

Turns out that real estate fiends from as far away as Florida and Texas have been buying up the slums of our fair burg, then flipping the houses on eBay
Cleveland Scene  |  Staff  |  05-30-2008  |  Housing & Development

Foreclosure Rage is On the Risenew

The evicted residents who destroy their own house before they leave are rarely prosecuted. As attorney David Winterton explains, "The people who trashed the house don't have money anyway, so if someone were to sue them and get a judgment, they wouldn't be able to collect."
Las Vegas Weekly  |  Jennifer Grafiada  |  05-02-2008  |  Housing & Development

Why Has Philly Avoided the Worst of the Housing Crisis?new

After months of doom-and-gloom headlines about the U.S. housing crisis, some might assume Philadelphia's been hit just as hard as other American cities -- but Philly realtors disagree. (Of course, they can't afford not to.)
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Morgan A. Zalot  |  02-19-2008  |  Economy

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