A Letter From The Publisher, Sep. 12, 1977

As this week's cover story on housing concludes, the single-family house—that symbol of the old American Dream—is becoming dearer and dearer to buy. No one knows that better than our correspondents, most of whom are transferred from one bureau to another on an average of every three years. Thus they are almost continually in the escalating housing market and find it easy to empathize with other frustrated homeseekers.

"Living through the same horrors as the people I was interviewing, I had no problem establishing a rapport," says Correspondent Richard Woodbury, who had just...

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