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Five years after the housing market crash, the Inland Empire sees a construction boom

by Ben Bergman | Take Two

One of the homes KB Home is building on the eastern edge of Temecula. New home construction has risen by 40 percent since last year in the Inland Empire. Ben Bergman/KPCC

Five years ago Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy, the U.S. economy plunged, and the national housing market tanked

There were few areas of the country harder hit than the Inland Empire, but now housing prices are going up and more homes are being built. Could this mean an end to the Inland Empire's reign as foreclosure capitol of the U.S.? 

KPCC's Ben Bergman reports

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