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November 1, 2012

Housing is not a winning issue for either presidential candidate

  • The unspoken housing issue for the next four years is how to deal with Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.
    Associated Press

    HENDERSON, Nev. — This suburb in a battleground state is pockmarked with half-built subdivisions, foreclosed homes and voters like Leslie Levin.

    Levin, who retired from his job as a real estate attorney at age 49, is not the sort to pine for big government programs. But he is steadily losing the rental properties he owns, and watching friends and neighbors lose their own nest eggs and homes.

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