Tag: Housing

needle popping housing bubble

As Americans were riveted to the spectacle of teetering Wall Street behemoths in 2008, another ruinous tragedy was beginning to unfold: a national foreclosure crisis. Black and Hispanic homebuyers were hit hardest by the foreclosures that resulted from unbridled sales of predatory subprime mortgages, which exceeded $500 billion annually at the market’s peak. In t…

Happy mature florist watering plants with garden hose in a greenhouse.

JoAnn George   Kathy Barker already was having concerns that her elderly father’s dementia made it increasingly difficult for him to manage his life. When his doctor said he could no longer drive, Barker had to do something. A contractor was hired to build a 448-square-foot cottage in the backyard of her Tampa home. Her…