Realtors en Local Housing Market & Carolina Panthers Playoff Preview <p><strong>Part One: Local Housing Market. </strong>U.S. housing markets have seemingly stabilized following a dramatic boom and bust cycle during the last decade. Much of this stabilization can be attributed to the government takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as well as the Federal Reserve's massive investment in mortgage-backed securities. What are the current U.S. housing market conditions? What are some of the potential changes to government involvement in the housing finance system? We talk about that and more.<br /><strong>Guests<br />W. Scott Frame</strong> -&nbsp;Belk Distinguished Professor of Business and Professor of Finance at UNC Charlotte<br /><strong>Eric Locher </strong>- President, Charlotte Region Realtor Association<br /><strong>Frank Nothaft </strong>- Vice President &amp; Chief Economist, Freddie Mac</p><p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 42601 at Local Housing Market & Carolina Panthers Playoff Preview Charlotte: A City Of Mortgage-Debtors <p></p><p>More homeowners in Charlotte have mortgage debt than in most other major metro areas around the country.&nbsp; Are we just prone to big spending, or is something else at play in the housing market here? &nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Almost 21 million Americans – nearly a third of the nation's homeowners – own their homes <em>outright.</em></p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 21:08:25 +0000 Julie Rose 19295 at Charlotte: A City Of Mortgage-Debtors