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Your Letters: Gen X Homeownership Woes

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Homes and homeownership were a huge topic of discussion among our listeners this week. Many wrote in response to our reports on the real estate market, including a conversation with NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax on the impact of the housing slump on Generation Xers. Host Audie Cornish reads from listener comments about this story and more.
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