Ask Alyssa Katz, Author of ‘Our Lot’, About Foreclosures and the Housing Crisis

BY Business Desk  October 15, 2009 at 12:00 PM EDT

Our Lot; file photo

Editor’s note: The U.S. foreclosure crisis shows little sign of abating; while foreclosure filings fell last month, they remain near a record high, according to a report released today by real estate firm RealtyTrac.

Journalist Alyssa Katz has written a sweeping new book on the history of the housing market in America, Our Lot: How Real Estate Came to Own Us. Now, she is taking your questions about the history of home ownership in the United States, government incentives, and the current foreclosure crisis. Leave your questions in the comments area below or in the question box to the right, and Katz will have answers when she speaks to Paul Solman early next week.