My BusinessWeek colleague Mara Der Hovanesian would like to speak with people who are struggling to keep up with their mortgage payments now that teaser rates are expiring and ARMs are resetting.
If you fit that bill or know someone else who fits that bill, write her at email@example.com or call her at 212-512-4035. Mara would be happy to speak with you even if you don’t want your name to appear in the magazine.
BusinessWeek editors Chris Palmeri, Prashant Gopal and Peter Coy chronicle the highs and lows of the housing and mortgage markets on their Hot Property blog. In print and online, the Hot Property team first wrote about the potential downside of lenders pushing riskier, "option ARM" mortgages and the rise in mortgage fraud back in 2005—well ahead of many other media outlets. In 2008, Hot Property bloggers finished #1 in a ranking of the world's top 100 "most powerful property people" by the British real estate website Global edge. Hot Property was named among the 25 most influential real estate blogs of 2007 by Inman News.