Nevada continues to top the foreclosure tables, even as the national economy recovers. Various types of rescue plans have been tried but they have not done much to change the way the real estate market operates.
The answer to Las Vegas' housing and foreclosure troubles might not come from Nevada at all, some housing experts say. Many developers are looking to encourage overseas investors to buy up our oversupply of housing stock, thus increasing home values and spurring renters into move into otherwise-foreclosed and vacant homes.
Novelist Jane Smiley has written about campus life, farm life in the Midwest, realtors in New England and many other facets of American life. Her latest novel is Private Life, which follows the life of an unlucky woman who marries well but finds other problems that confront her.