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Recent coverage of the current Southern California housing market and related issues.

(Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times) WAITING IT OUT: Eric Broida is interested in buying a nearby house but doesn't plan on doing so until the asking price drops an additional $400,000. Experts say prices could fall 15% to 25% before rising again. (John Gastaldo / San Diego Union-Tribune) DELIVERING A MESSAGE: Activists at Countrywide Financial offices in San Diego demand a halt to foreclosure proceedings for those behind in home payments. (Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times) AT HOME: Hedy Maar and daughters Leylah, left, and Sarah. A first-time-buyer program helped the Maars to buy their $479,950 Granada Hills home. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times) UNSOLD: Rebecca Knowlton stands behind the door of her home. The house, near new Corona developments, has been on the market two years. (Karen Tapia-Andersen / Los Angeles Times) SIGNS OF THE TIMES: Take your pick - there's no shortage of homes for sale on this block in Moreno Valley, vying for buyers with nearby price-reduced new homes. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times) NO SALE: "We had some offers," Knowlton says, "just none that I wanted to take. We decided to sell at the wrong moment." (Karen Tapia-Andersen / Los Angeles Times) SPROUTING: Weeds grow at a Moreno Valley house with a lock box. Abandoned properties that are not maintained hurt the chances of selling nearby dwellings. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

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