The Washington Post writes about the snakes, rats, and mosquitoes moving on up to a new local habitat in the comfy long grass and pooled water of foreclosed yards.
And from Bloomberg today, some musings about the foreclosure market which reminds me of what we've been seeing in Prince William County:
"Karl Case, co-founder of a home-price index that bears his name, said more auctions of foreclosed properties will hasten the reduction of inventories from record levels and may lead to a faster housing recovery.
'I think we're going to see some signs of life in the next few months,' Case, an economics professor at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, said in an interview with Bloomberg Radio. 'The market is beginning to clear somewhat. There is some good news in this.'
Home prices in 20 U.S. metropolitan areas fell in March from a year earlier by 14.4 percent, the most on record, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller [pdf] home-price index released today. The year-on-year gauge has fallen every month since January 2007, as the U.S. housing market undergoes its worst slump in a quarter century".