Friday • June 14
CST 1:40 | EST 2:40 | MST 12:40 | PST 11:40 | GMT 18:40
Other Non-Flash Media Players
Making Sense of the Mortgage Mess
Bookmark and Share
Banks and lenders made it easy for people to afford a home with no equity. Now the housing market is going belly-up. Will things get better before they get worse? An expert weighs in. Plus In the latest list of most reliable cars, some popular Toyota models were missing from the list for once. So which cars can you count on? Find out directly from Consumer Reports.
Episode Segments:
The Mortgage Mess
Due to the state of the housing market, and ARM loans coming due, Treasury Secretary Paulson sees almost one million foreclosures ahead. But is that a conservative estimate? Paul Leuken, President of the Illinois Association of Mortgage Professionals weighs in on how things got so bad on the housing front.
Listen to this MP3 file...

Advice for the Buyer and Seller
Paul Leuken has advice for potential buyers looking to get maximum value for their dollar, and sellers hoping to get the maximum dollar amount for their homes.
Listen to this MP3 file...

Finding a Bargain in Todays Market
Paul Leuken has a warning for all buyers looking to buy a home for investment purposes. He also shares advice for first-time buyers, and accesses home values in todays down market.
Listen to this MP3 file...

Consumer Reports List of Most Reliable Cars
In their most recent list of most reliable cars, many popular Toyota models didnt make the cut and that has cut into their sales. Cliff Weathers, Deputy Automobile Editor of Consumer Reports explains how they compile their annual list, and what problems caused Toyota to drop off in quality.
Listen to this MP3 file...

Which Brands are Reliable?
Cliff and Dave discuss which carmakers are making great strides in reliability, including Ford, Kia and Hyundai, and if Chinese cars have a chance of succeeding in the US.
Listen to this MP3 file...

The Future of Automotive Technology
Dave and Cliff discuss the reliability of hybrid vehicles, and what the future holds for automakers in fuel-efficient technology, including a return to diesel fuel by Volkswagen and others.
Listen to this MP3 file...