21.11.2012 - The 10 markets with the most empty homes
When you want to gauge the health of a housing market, your instinct may be to check housing prices, sales volume or possibly even foreclosure rates. But a less-watched indicator called vacancy rates speaks volumes about a housing marketís long-term condition. A home that sits idle does not merely diminish the value of other homes on the market, it also discourages investment in an entire neighborhood. High home vacancy rates can be toxic to real estate prices..............................................Full Article: Source
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