Locked Out: The Dying Dream of Home Ownership

A five part series from KXJZ News examining the state of housing in the Sacramento Region.


    Part of Series

    Poll Finds Home Ownership A Challenge In Sacramento Area
    A new poll finds that nearly half of local residents can’t afford to buy a new home in the Sacramento area.
    Friday, April 22, 2005
  • 'Locked Out' Part One: Tough Market For First Time Buyers
    First time home buyers in the Sacramento region are being priced out of the market thanks to skyrocketing housing prices. Jeff Hudson looks at the challenges faced by one woman looking to purchase her first home.
    Friday, April 22, 2005
    Pilot Program Streamlines Process For Building On Vacant Lots
    Building a house on a vacant lot in one of Sacramento’s low-income neighborhoods will soon be a little easier.
    Sunday, April 24, 2005
    Big Increase In West Sacramento Home Prices
    New numbers are out for median home prices in California and West Sacramento had one of the biggest increases in the state.
    Monday, April 25, 2005
    'Locked Out' Part Two: Home Financing Risks
    Are the homes of some first time buyers built on shaky financial foundations? Home buyer advocate Kevin Stein says yes. Two of the most popular options are interest-only loans and adjustable rate mortgages -- but Stein warns it’s buyer beware.
    Monday, April 25, 2005
  • 'Locked Out' Part 3: Plugging The Brain Drain
    Soaring home prices are making it tougher for local universities to recruit new professors. But Sacramento State University and UC Davis are doing something about it by building their own faculty houses.
    Tuesday, April 26, 2005
  • 'Locked Out' Part 4: Commuter's Remorse
    In recent years, people from the Bay Area have found affordable housing in the Central Valley. Thousands moved to emerging communities like Modesto and Manteca. Now many transplants have had enough of the long commute to and from work.
    Wednesday, April 27, 2005
  • 'Locked Out' Part 5: A Regional Quandry
    Davis is one of the most competitive real estate markets in the state -- the median price of a home is more than half-a-million-dollars. A house in Davis is now unattainable for many, and one factor is the city’s good schools.
    Thursday, April 28, 2005