Airtime: Mon. Apr. 5 2010 | 10:20 AM ET
Starting today, underwater homeowners will be permitted under a government program to sell their homes for less than they owe and basically force the lender to take the loss rather than foreclose on the home. Shari Olefson, of Fowler White Boggs, and Susan Wachter, a real estate professor at Wharton, discuss.