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More Foreclosures

Here is a post with an excellent graphic on the national distribution of foreclosures as a percentage of housing units.

Not least, the crisis is harming the neighbors of people in foreclosure, even those who aren’t having trouble making loan payments. According to one academic study, every foreclosure reduces the value of all other houses within an eighth of a mile by about 1 percent, as the sight of vacant property scares off potential buyers. Combine that with a market already in decline, and neighborhoods that begin to have troubles can go off the cliff.

Posted: January 12th, 2008
Categories: Foreclosures, Housing
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