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Zombie Homes are Nationwide

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Over 1.5 million (1,530,563) U.S. single-family homes and condos are vacant "zombie" properties. Find out where zombie properties are the most prevalent.

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Vacancy Taxes: Pros and Cons

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With some California cities facing rising vacancy rates, here's how they plant to use “empty homes penalties” to combat affordability issues as well as blight.

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The Siege on Communities: NMSA Calls for Action

The National Mortgage Servicing Association has issued a report calling for standardization of procedures, definitions, and best practices surrounding vacant and abandoned residential properties. Many of these properties are forced to go through lengthy foreclosure processes, resulting in extensive vacant periods during which, according to the report, attract crime, lower property values, and cause community blight. The NMSA hopes the report will spur interagency discussion of the issues these properties create.

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Not all Materials are Created Equal

According to a white paper released on Monday, when it comes to fighting community blight clearboarding pulls ahead of plywood in terms of preserving property values and lowering crime.

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