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Swap may be the answer for some looking to move - San Francisco Chronicle, April 22, 2012

Paula and Barney McCloskey retired from Alameda to Green Valley, Ariz., about eight years ago. Now they want to return to the Bay Area to live near their 2-year-old twin grandsons in Los Gatos. But with real estate values down everywhere, they wouldn't recoup what they put into their Arizona house, and there are lots of similar homes on the market in their community. read full article

Pros and Cons of House Swapping - Bankrate.com, September 1, 2010

Q: Dear Real Estate Adviser, Is there any talk out there about people trading homes and bartering cost agreements and the like, so people can be more free to relocate to find work in other cities in this tough job market? A: There's much more than just talk. A host of house-swapping sites have cropped up in the past few years, in part for the reasons you mentioned. read full article

CNBC - Can't Sell Your House? Some Are Going Online to Swap. May 22, 2009

Diane Peek from Atlanta, Georgia, and Andrew Bou from Orlando, Florida, each joined a Web site that matches people willing to trade their homes. They punched in their needs, their likes and dislikes and like two singles finding love on a dating site, they became a match. About seven months later, they swapped homes ... read full article

ABC News Now - Cant's Sell? Home Swap! March 23, 2009

House swapping is gaining popularity as house prices fall. Watch interview with founder of BestHouseSwap.com Michael Pastushkov about house swapping.

TIME - Trouble Selling Your Home? Why Not Try a House Swap! March 05, 2009

A recent craigslist ad screamed, "I want to TRADE UP." The author of the post offered a five-bedroom home in an Atlanta suburb for a house worth $100,000 more in either the metro Atlanta area, North Florida or Las Vegas. Another listing, by an 84-year-old widow, offered to trade her three-bedroom home in Scottsdale, Ariz., for one in the San Francisco Bay Area, which was closer to her family. A listing on besthouseswap.com advertised a lakefront condo ... read full article

Daily News - Desperate sellers turn to permanent housing swaps to combat dropping home prices, tough lending. December 10, 2008

Permanent home swaps are turning up around the country, including New York. At least six Web sites have popped up that prominently feature permanent housing swaps, including BestHouseSwap.com and OnlineHouseTrading.com. When you search Craigslist in most major cities, many such listings pop up ... read full article

 

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