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A Winning Streak Goes Bust: Ghost Towns of Las Vegas [VIDEO]

Las Vegas has always been a place of dreams, promising that pennies could turn into fortunes, cities could rise from the desert, and property values could rise eternally. But you can also lose your shirt there, and the real estate crash has hit Sin City harder than anyplace else in the country.

Home Prices Could Fall 20% More Due to Excess Inventory

For a while, it seemed the housing crisis had been averted. Now, Gary Shilling, president of economic consulting firm A. Gary Shilling & Co., says that things are likely to get worse. He predicts that housing prices could fall another 20%.

Foreclosure Relief: Good for Banks, Bad for Borrowers

Many troubled homeowners in HAMP, the federal foreclosure relief program, end up losing their property anyway. Banks gain the most by delaying repossessing houses they can't sell, while collecting more monthly payments from strapped borrowers.