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RealtyTrac Q3 2014 Zombie Foreclosure Report

Vacant "Zombie" Foreclosures Nationwide Decrease 23 Percent From Year Ago But Increase in 16 States, 60 of 212 Metros

By RealtyTrac Staff October 28, 2014 A total of 117,298 homes actively in the foreclosure process had been vacated by the homeowners prior to a completed foreclosure, representing 18 percent of all active foreclosures in Q3 2014. Read Complete Article Print Email

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