Help! Home for sale - update

Over the past seven months we chronicled the difficulties of several Americans trying to sell their homes in slow markets. Here's a look at how they're doing today.

The Jantzens: Still no sale
The Jantzens: Still no sale
When we profiled the Jantzens in early December, they had had their three bedroom, brick ranch in Kentucky bourbon country on the market for eight months.

The house and its 24 acres of grounds were beginning to be too much work for the empty nesters; they planned to move to a low-maintenance condo in Louisville.

The place drew almost no interest in all the time it sat on the market - just one serious buyer, who wound up buying another place.

More than three months later, there's still no sale. The couple were not under huge pressure to sell; Paul can still make the hour drive to work near Louisville. But they would like to get on with their lives.

With the year anniversary of listing the house approaching, the Jantzens are naturally antsy but they are now more confident of getting the deal done soon.

The price of the house is still $215,000 but they've transferred the property to a new agent and they are very happy with the traffic he's generating. Market conditions seem to be on a slight upswing in the area.

"A lot more people are coming through to look," says Paul Jantzen. "The new agent is advertising more in the metro Louisville area. We've been getting more people from there who want to move to the country to raise their families."

The Coreys

The Jantzens

The Otts

The Williamses

The Eatons
We profiled some real estate investors when the markets were hot. How are they doing as real estate has cooled? (more)
The problem with subprime lenders means there will be more homes in an over-supplied market and not as many people who can step in to make purchases. (more)
To celebrate its 150th anniversary, the American Institute of Architects put together a list of 150 favorite buildings. These 10 were designed as family homes. (more)