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Sales of new houses and existing homes rose in September, but median prices continue to falland as many as one third of existing home sales stem from foreclosures. Trends in the U.S. residential real estate market and the impact on the economy
- Dean Baker co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research and author of "Plunder & Blunder the Rise and Fall of the Bubble Economy" (PoliPointPress)
- Christpher Foote senior economist and policy advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
- Steve O'Connor senior vice president of government affairs, Mortgage Bankers Association
- John Taylor President and CEO, National Community Reinvestment Coalition
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