Four years after the housing bubble burst in 2007, there are few signs of a recovery in the residential market. The biggest head wind is the pipeline of foreclosures that banks are unloading at bargain prices. The foreclosures continue to push home prices lower. On the flip side, rental vacancy rates are falling and rental prices rising. In this photo, a "For Sale" sign stands in front of a house on May 31, 2011 in Chicago.
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