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December 26, 2008

Permanent House Swap

Permanent House Swap

With the dramatic rise in foreclosures, some people have gotten creative with how they buy and sell their homes. Sherry Crosslin and Jerry Stussman took a novel route: They swapped houses.

Sherry's property was nestled along the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia. She tried to sell her house the traditional way but got no responses. So she went online with the idea of trading homes. A week later, Jerry got in touch with her and they made a deal.

Dick Gordon talks to both Sherry and Jerry about their house swap - and how they figured out they could trust one another.

Your Story—False Kidnapping

Abel Lozano and his family were knee-deep in debt when Abel's father finally declared bankruptcy and moved the family from Ohio to Texas to start a new life. Along the way, the family stopped at a McDonald's in Arkansas. That innocent little lunch break led to a totally unexpected confrontation with the police. Abel Lozano talks with Dick about how the confrontation came to an embarrassing end - for both the police and the Lozano family.

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