Recommended reads on housing and economics

Jennifer Karmon

Just a few of the good reads I've come across lately in real estate and housing:

"Housing prices and income inequality," New York Times: Is the high cost of housing the main wedge that's widening the gap between rich and poor?

"The key to the housing recover is still investors," CNNMoney: What kind of rebound will this be? Depends on who's buying.

"Bust to boom: Why housing matters, economically," NPR: An improving housing market could have a ripple effect. Fingers crossed.

"Homeowner Kimberly Smith's mortgage loan modification saved her only $1.61 per month," AOL Real Estate. Her story was televised; then the lender came through with a more significant modification.