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The Nation's Housing / Home & Consumer

The nation's Housing: Big rebound in home equity

WASHINGTON -- The economy may be growing at a frustratingly slow pace, but one piece of it is booming: American homeowners' equity holdings -- the market value of their houses minus their mortgage debts -- soared by nearly $2.1 trillion last year ...

The Nation's Housing: A helping hand on mortgages

WASHINGTON -- Parents, grandparents and young adults know the problem only too well: Heavy student-debt loads, persistent employment troubles stemming from the recession -- plus newly toughened mortgage underwriting standards -- are all standing ...