I disagree with some of what Brian Brady writes in San Diego Real Estate and Housing Outlook for 2009, but it is well reasoned and he makes a good case. Were it of broader area applicability, I would have put it in the "strongly recommended" section.
Fed Policy, Economics 101 & the Housing Market talks about some of what causes housing prices to rise or fall.
Dave McCormick On Restoring Global Stability has some good macro-economic information.
$7500 First Time Homebuyer Tax Credit is a good basic overview. It is called a tax credit, but it really is a tax loan, not a tax credit.
Your host presents Will I Qualify for the Loan to Buy Real Estate During The Market Meltdown?
I had the pleasure of meeting Dan at the SDBloggers Meetup, earlier this week. I tried to bribe him with the offer of a free drink but the man is completely beyond corruption. Notwithstanding, it was a pleasure to meet Dan and talk industry talk with him all night.
Both Dan and I contribute monthly to the San Diego Special Edition, hosted by Carole Lane. Carole was at the SDBloggers meetup. I tried to bribe her, too but she is as virtuous as Dan.