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From MarketWatch:

Foreclosure activity drops to pre-recession levels nationwide

Chances are slim that a new foreclosure sign was posted on your block.

The number of foreclosure filings, which include default notices, auctions and bank repossessions, dropped 19% nationwide from a year ago during the first quarter, affecting only roughly 235,000 properties, according to a report released Thursday by real-estate data firm Attom Data Solutions. That figure represents the lowest level of foreclosure activity reported since the third quarter of 2006.

The trend extends to the local level: More than 100 markets fell below pre-recession foreclosure levels, up from 78 markets last year. Among those markets are Los Angeles, Houston and Miami. Cities where foreclosure activity remains elevated compared to before the financial crisis include Philadelphia (97% above the level before the recession), New York (80% above) and Boston (26% above.)

In March, the foreclosure process began for 36,370 properties, a 6% increase from the previous month but a 24% decline from 2016. New Jersey had the highest foreclosure rate in the country, with one in 497 homes having a foreclosure filing, followed by Maryland and Nevada.

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29 Responses to …except here

  1. grim says:

    From HousingWire:

    Foreclosure activity drops below pre-recession levels in 47% of U.S.

    Among 216 metropolitan statistical areas with a population of at least 200,000, those with the highest foreclosure rates in March were Trenton, New Jersey with one in every 355 housing units with a foreclosure filing; Atlantic City, New Jersey, with one in every 452 homes; Philadelphia, with one in every 577 homes; Rockford, Illinois, with one in every 631 homes and Peoria, Illinois, with one in every 710 homes.

  2. The Great Pumpkin says:

    The Danger of Being Too Good at Your Job – The Wall Street Journal

  3. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Never heard of this case before. It was from 2010. Never believed in the autism-vaccine link, but this def raises some questions.

  4. Grim says:

    There are no questions – anti-vaxxers are idiots.

  5. SteamTurd, reminiscing about Cankles says:

    My kid can’t return to school due to these idiots. I hope these anti-vaccination kids bring home small pox or ebola and infect their parents who then die extremely painful deaths.

  6. SteamTurd, reminiscing about Cankles says:

    This case is exactly what is wrong with the news and how it is reported. You have one case of a girl with a rare disease that vaccinations impact for the worse. Maybe there’s a case or two a year. Now there will be millions of stupid parents who will refuse to vaccinate their kids for the fear that their kid will develop autism resulting in thousands of deaths due to horrible diseases that will once again spread which have been controlled by vaccinations. There are 20,000 cases of mitochondrial disorder a year, it’s a horribly debilitating disorder and is the most common affliction found in autistic cases.

    What the news story should have said is that the scientific community should work on a test that will determine if one has mitochondrial disorder. Then if they do, they could give the vaccinations on a much slower schedule or not at all.

    Instead, like the case with school shootings, everyone thinks the odds of getting shot in school are high, when you are many, many, many more times likely to get killed by a lightning strike. Yet these same parents who want armed guards in schools will allow their kids to walk home in a thunderstorm.

    Autism sucks. But it is definitely not caused by vaccinations.

  7. SteamTurd, reminiscing about Cankles says:

    This is how the story should have been reported.


  8. Firestormik says:

    I agree on vaccination necessary but don’t agree on how its getting done. My kids symptoms were exactly the same as in the case you mentioned. Was a normal kid, got 3 vacs simultaneously , got fever and he is not normal kid since then. 11 years old as of now. Should have been done in 3 separate shots

  9. Now Spanky, be reasonable says:

    Vaccines are a social and personal good but the amount of doses given to newborns, infants and toddlers has tripled since the ’80’s. Nothing wrong with rethinking the amount and frequency – it needn’t be an either/or proposition. By the way, wasn’t smallpox eradicated? Smallpox vaccination is no longer routine in the US.

  10. Now Spanky, be reasonable says:

    So why doesn’t New Jersey fast track foreclosures like the rest of the country? Why does our glorious state still process them through the courts?

  11. Fast Eddie says:


    Why does our glorious state still process them through the courts?

    Robo-signing forced banks to get approval from a judge before foreclosing. The pace to resolve has picked up but we seem to revel in bureaucratic nightmares . A final judgement against a delinquent bagholder used to be about 9 months but is now around 2 months. “30 year” can chime in here. However, the People’s Republic of NJ has an aging house population, high property taxes and vacant, bank-owned homes that sat for years as piping and other materials were looted creating a quagmire that only NJ can admire. What I want to know is when do we drop a MOAB on the property previously known as Xanadu. lol!

  12. Now Spanky, be reasonable says:

    “…a place where nobody dared to go…”

  13. Now Spanky, be reasonable says:
  14. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    I concur.

    You have one case of a girl with a rare disease that vaccinations impact for the worse. Maybe there’s a case or two a year. Now there will be millions of stupid parents who will refuse to vaccinate their kids for the fear that their kid will develop autism resulting in thousands of deaths due to horrible diseases that will once again spread which have been controlled by vaccinations.

  15. Raymond Reddington says:

    Insurance companies don’t want to pay for 3 separate visits, doctors don’t want to schedule 3 visits. Follow the money, the world does not revolve around it’s axis, it revolves around money.

  16. grim says:

    Says who? We spaced our vax shots out so our daughter didn’t have to get stuck multiple times because she was starting to be afraid of going to the doctor. They had zero problem with only doing one shot a visit and my kid isn’t afraid of going to the doctor.

  17. SteamTurd, reminiscing about Cankles says:

    We always space ours out too, since more than three at a time will strike a fear of doctors for sure in a child. Sometimes shots have side effects too. Giving to many drugs at once can cause side effects that will be much more difficult to determine the cause of when given all at once. Sometimes, multiple drugs can react with each other as well. But a run of the mill link between healthy children and autism is just not there. There would be a hell of a lot more autistic kids if it were so. And it’s not like the case study does not now number in the billions.

  18. firestormik says:

    CDC estimates that about 1 in 68 children has been identified with ASD (or 14.6 per 1,000 8-year-olds). These estimates from the ADDM Network are based on data collected from health and special education records of children living in 11 communities across the United States during 2012. These 11 communities comprised 8.5% of the United States population of 8-year-olds in 2012. Information was collected on children who were 8 years old because previous work has shown that, by this age, most children with ASD have been identified for services.

  19. firestormik says:

    and BTW, these is zero autistic cases in Amish communities!

  20. SteamTurd, reminiscing about Cankles says:

    An increase in Autism has zero correlation with vaccinations. Until you can prove their is a link, then you are simply spreading a very dangerous lie. Where is the correlation? When your child dies of the measles, or worse yet, when your child infects a child who was inoculated, may you rot in the hell you believe in.

    Where’s the science?

  21. SteamTurd, reminiscing about Cankles says:

    As for Amish communities, perhaps it’s electricity that is causing autism? There’s just as much science there as there is correlation between vaccines and autism.

    Have you had your colostrum and placental shake yet today?

  22. SteamTurd, reminiscing about Cankles says:

    The supposed proof of science on that page is so lacking of any scientific method that you should be embarrassed for even linking to it. Unless your goal was simply to get a rise out of me.

    Have you had your Ener-C yet today?

  23. firestormik says:

    I’m glad I got you attention and got you angry :) Again, I’m not against the vaccines, I’m just saying I got an autistic child after MMR shot and at least 5 families I know that got a kid with the same result. MMR has to be split in 3 separate shots for the exact reason nobody blame vaccines for autism. My believe autism is a whole set of factors, but MMR might trigger it.

  24. firestormik says:

    And BTW, death rate from measels is 0.3% in US. flu death rate is pretty much comparable

  25. Blue Ribbon Teacher says:


    In the largest-ever study of its kind, researchers again found that the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine did not increase risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This proved true even among children already considered at high risk for the disorder.

    In all, the researchers analyzed the health records of 95,727 children, including more than 15,000 children unvaccinated at age 2 and more than 8,000 still unvaccinated at age 5. Nearly 2,000 of these children were considered at risk for autism because they were born into families that already had a child with the disorder.

  26. firestormik says:

    Seen that, key flaw is:
    “The investigators performed their analysis using the claims records from a large US health plan database”

    Autism treatment is not covered by any health plan I know of

  27. Steamturd, Part Time Orientalist and Full Time Mysoginist says:

    You are pulling at straws. I can accept that I was not responsible for my brain damaged son. Medulloblastoma is caused by an improperly formed cell. It’s as simple as that. I am not looking for excuses. If say, I personally felt that disposable diapers was the cause (which by the way, Amish don’t use either). I certainly am not going to make up some sh1t based on anecdotal evidence at best to try to convince people that Unilever and Procter & Gamble are secretly out to cause children cancer in the name of the almighty profit.

    How many people do vaccines save a year? Tens of millions! TENS OF MILLIONS! One of D’s doctors suffered horribly due to Polio. What a friggin’ nightmare it is to watch her walk. If the voodoo anti-vaccination crowd had their way, there would millions of these doctors running around once again.

    I can accept that vaccinations might be a trigger, and that by spreading them out, you might reduce the chances the trigger to autism is activated, but by enlarge, many of those formerly non-autistic people would have ended up autistic anyway. And I would also make the humane argument that I’d rather have an autistic child than a dead one.

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