Financial Crisis

How Europe's Financial Crisis Is Slowing Down Detroit's Bankruptcy

A reminder that the consequences of globalization are far-reaching and unexpected.

One Surprising Factor Slowing the Economic Recovery

We need more mortgage lenders. 75 percent of the biggest home lenders in 2006 no longer exist.

What Las Vegas Can Teach Us About America's Housing Market

The city was a case study for the financial collapse; a metaphor for its causes. Four years later, is it showing the way forward?

How Can Renters Have More Control Over Their Homes?

A round-up of the best responses to this week's The Big Fix

Forcing Banks to Secure Foreclosed Homes

A proposed Chicago ordinance would require security guards to be posted outside vacant homes near schools

Why Suburbs Near Cities Weather Recessions Better

Housing recovery comes quicker to inner-ring suburbs in DC, where commutes are shorter and towns are walkable

Where Homeowners Are Underwater

Obama has a new plan to help owners refinance their mortgages, but some places will benefit more than others