There are currently 7,569 zombie properties in the US (homes that are vacant and in pre-foreclosure not listed in the MLS), and the number is expected to continue to rise. Call and get a list in your market area.
Vacant Zombie Properties Rising in Second Quarter. ATTOM released its second-quarter 2022 “Vacant Property and Zombie Foreclosure Report” showing that 1.3 million (1,304,007) residential properties in the United States sit vacant. That represents 1.3 percent, or one in every 76 homes, across our nation. The report also reveals that 259,166 residential properties in the U.S. are in the process of foreclosure in the second quarter of this year, up 12.7 percent from the first quarter of 2022 and up 15.9 percent from the second quarter of 2021. This is also the third straight quarter that the count of pre-foreclosure properties has gone up since a nationwide foreclosure moratorium, imposed early during the Coronavirus pandemic, was lifted at the end of July 2021. Among those pre-foreclosure properties, 7,569 sit vacant in the second quarter of 2022, meaning that the number of “zombie-foreclosure properties” went up quarterly by 2.8 percent. The number of zombie-foreclosures does remain down 6.3 percent from a year ago and continues to represent just a tiny segment of the nation’s total stock of 99.7 million residential properties. Just one of every 13,171 homes in the second quarter of 2022 are vacant and in foreclosure, meaning that most neighborhoods have none. The portion of pre-foreclosure properties that have been abandoned into zombie status also continues to decline, down from 3.6 percent a year ago to 3.2 percent in the first quarter of 2022 and 2.9 percent in the second quarter of this year. A total of 7,569 residential properties facing possible foreclosure have been vacated by their owners nationwide in the second quarter of 2022, up slightly from 7,363 in the first quarter of 2022 but still down from up from 8,078 in the second quarter of 2021. Amid numbers that remain extremely low, the biggest increases from the first quarter of 2022 to the second quarter of 2022 in states with at least 50 zombie foreclosures are in Michigan, (zombie properties up 74 percent, from 54 to 94), Arizona (up 56 percent, from 32 to 50), Georgia (up 29 percent, from 62 to 80), Nevada (up 26 percent, from 68 to 86) and Iowa (up 17 percent, from 132 to 155).