foreclosures Archive

Abandoned, Deteriorating Homes … Just Let Them Burn?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Foreclosures left abandoned for weeks, months, or years at a time can take a big toll on nearby home values. In the end, everyone in a neighborhood can feel the fallout. Can some...

Is That House Orange?! Eyesores Reach New Levels

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine By 2012, foreclosures will affect 91.5 million nearby homes and reduce property values of these homes by $20,300 per household, according to research by the Center for Responsible Lending. As such, you can’t...
May 20, 2011

Being a Real Estate Pro Today is Like Working in the Obama Administration

By Christine Rae Being an entrepreneur, home owner, wife, grandmother, etc., I barely have time to watch TV these days and when I do, I seem to hit the news. My own philosophy about keeping a positive mindset is...
August 14, 2009

More Mosquito Bites? Blame it on Foreclosures

Another thing to blame the increase in foreclosures on: A surge in the mosquito population. “Current economic and weather conditions have created the perfect storm for what could be a very troubling mosquito season,” said Ron Harrison, Ph.D., Orkin...
July 7, 2009