We asked Paul Solman to weigh in on whether to rent or buy: Since the 70s, it's been a no-brainer. Buy or rent? Buy, of course. You'll be making an investment instead of just paying off some landlord.
Housing prices showed signs of stabilizing in July, but worries remain in many parts of country about the pros and cons of homeownership. Jeffrey Brown gets two views on homeownership versus renting from Jack Hough of SmartMoney magazine and Karl…
By Elizabeth Shell
Hari Sreenivasan recently spoke with business and economics correspondent Paul Solman about the emotional responses people have had when interviewed about losing their homes, their jobs or both in the economic downturn. Also, "The Hat" makes a special appearance.
Foreclosures have gone up 9 percent since June, according to RealtyTrac Inc. But Marketplace's Jeff Horwich says despite the bleak numbers there are signs that foreclosure rates could ease up soon. Public media reporters assess the state of the housing…
By PBS NewsHour
The housing market is on a downward slide in Spain and this could mean more problems for Europe's vulnerable economy. Paul Solman reports.
As part of his ongoing series of reports making sense of economic news, Paul Solman checks back in with two economists who remain pessimistic about the chances of an economic recovery to discuss recent market volatility and the possibility of…
Correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from Kenya on new efforts to help poor residents of Nairobi's crowded, unsanitary slums find adequate housing through entrepreneurship and microfinancing.
By Jason Breslow
The Obama administration's $50 billion effort to plug the nation's home foreclosure crisis has fallen short of expectations and may ultimately prove to "be of questionable value." That's the conclusion of a scathing report released late Tuesday by the…
We've been interviewing Wellesley economics professor Karl 'Chip' Case since the last housing crash here in Boston in the late '80s, and as recently as a few weeks ago with his well-known collaborator Bob Shiller. He…
By Carolyn O'Hara
Economist Karl Case co-developed the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, today the most widely watched source of housing market prices in the U.S. Here, in a PBS NewsHour online exclusive, is his summation of the housing crisis -- in verse form.
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