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High Hopes Over Housing

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Sale prices are up for the first time in two years.  Also, foreclosure activity has leveled off and mortgage rates are at rock bottom.  But with the economy still uncertain, some wonder if this good fortune will be short-lived or, if the real estate sector could lead the economy into better times.


  • Russ Thibeault - President of Applied Economic Research

  • John Rice -President of the New Hampshire Association of Realtors

  • Dean Christon -Exeuctive Director of the NH Housing Finance Authority, which assists those with low- and moderate-incomes to obtain safe and affordable housing.

We'll also hear from

  • Jim Bellville– Real estate agent in Southern New Hampshire and Vermont
Laura is well known in New Hampshire for her in-depth coverage of important issues and is widely regarded for her interviews with presidential hopefuls. Laura is a graduate of Keene High School in New Hampshire. Prior to hosting The Exchange, Laura worked in public radio in Washington, D.C. as a local reporter and announcer for WAMU and as a newscaster for NPR. Before her radio career, she was a researcher for USA Today's "Money" section, and a research assistant at the Institute for International Economics. Laura occasionally guest hosts national programs such as The Diane Rehm Show and Here and Now. In 2007 Laura was named New Hampshire Broadcaster of the Year by the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters.

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