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‘House Lust’ author to kick off real estate conference

Journalism event to tackle top issues

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Author Daniel McGinn of Newsweek will kick off the National Association of Real Estate Editors conference on Wednesday, May 7, at the Magnolia Hotel in Dallas. McGinn will discuss his new book, "House Lust: America's Obsession with Our Homes." The country's mania for homes is alive and well, according to McGinn, whose book explores the behavior more than the economics of America's real estate obsession. McGinn will be among the scores of real estate writers and communicators at the 42nd Annual NAREE Real Estate Journalism Conference, which runs May 7-10. Tours of cutting-edge Texas real estate, important speakers and newsworthy panels are drawing interest in the conference from the nation's leading journalists. Real estate editor Carl Larsen, who worked at the San Diego Union-Tribune for 34 years, will lead a writing workshop. Breaking news on the subprime crisis is expected at the NAREE conference. FHA Commissioner Brian Montgomery, Urban Land Institute C...