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Lot 354: A Tale of America's Housing Meltdown

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SoCal Connected and the acclaimed public radio business show Marketplace have teamed up to take a tough look at the housing market crisis through one Los Angeles home. This special, reported by Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal, will trace the property from savvy investment boom to foreclosure bust and back again. We'll meet the couple who bought the home low in 2002, improved it, and sold it 4 years later at almost triple the price; the couple who bought high and lost the home to foreclosure; and the couple who bought it this year at a fraction of the price it sold for in 2006.

The story Lot 354 tells the true story of the lending practices that contributed to the crisis in America's housing market, how economic forces led to the housing crisis and what the future may hold for both buyers and sellers.