The house next door to Maureen and Michael McCabe has been sitting empty for seven years. "It freaks me out," Maureen McCabe says. "I don't know if there's animals running around there, mice and rodents."
August 18, 2015 Years after the subprime mortgage crisis, New Jersey has the nation's highest rate of zombie homes — abandoned by their former owners but not yet through foreclosure. Some sit vacant for years.
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An auction sign in front of a Salem, Ore., home on Feb. 23.
October 11, 2012 RealtyTrac, a foreclosure tracking firm, says the foreclosure filings dropped significantly in September. But the report shows they have gone up in states that hadn't had problems until now.
A foreclosed home in Miami earlier this year.
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December 2, 2010 Foreclosed homes sold at an even steeper discount to others in the third quarter. Analysts warn that's a sign the housing market still has some recovering to do.
A telling sign outside a home in Miami this summer.
September 16, 2010 One in every 381 U.S. housing units received a foreclosure filing in August. Reposessions soared 25%, to the highest number since at least 2005. Experts say it could take three more years for the market to work through all those homes.
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