This editorial will appear in Friday’s print edition.
The housing market is improving, with inventory going down and prices ticking up. People who had been hesitant to list their homes for sale are rethinking that choice.
But many potential sellers face a challenge: that foreclosed house on the street, maybe even next door. It might have an unmown lawn, trash in the front yard attracting rodents, broken windows, even drug-using squatters living inside.
Who would want to buy a home near that?
These vacant, often-trashed houses are the unfortunate aftermath of Read more »