6 Ways to Fix the Housing Market

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Even once credit is freed up enough for would-be buyers to begin house-hunting in earnest, the market will have to be cleared of those empty properties before home-building can pick up again. Shrinking the oversized supply of housing will also better allow housing prices to increase, so current owners will be more able and willing to sell their homes.

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