The Plunging Housing Market

The Plunging Housing Market

For nearly a year, home buyers and sellers alike have been wondering: how much farther is the bottom of the housing market? There were some positive signs last month when the Florida Association of Realtors released October's existing home sales numbers. Turns out, those sales rose 11 percent in the Tampa-St. Pete-Clearwater market as prices for those homes fell. But November's numbers haven't yet been released, and by some accounts, sales last month weren't as brisk. This week on Florida Matters, our guests try to pin down the elusive housing market and give us a sense of where we are - and where we're going.

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Carson Cooper

Carson Cooper is a familiar voice. He has become a favorite of WUSF listeners as the local host of NPR's "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 since he took the job in 2000. Carson has worked in Tampa Bay radio for more than two decades. He has been the host of WUSF 89.7's Florida Matters since its launch in 2006. During that time he has reported on a variety of issues of importance to the community, including growth management, education, transportation, affordable housing, taxation, public health and the environment.

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