Thursday, January 7, 2010

Foreclosed!


Unfortunately, Florida has been hit hard with foreclosures...I think Florida leads the nation in foreclosures.

This is one example: A foreclosure in the southeast part of town.

29 comments:

tapirgal said...

Sad, I'd like to rescue all those houses. More sad for the people, but I don't see them here. But what I do like is the vegetation run rampant. Sometimes a jungle is nice for a change. Not that the City or neighbors would like it. . . .

James said...

The people may be gone but I bet there are lots of creatures living there. It's like a jungle.

Memphis MOJO said...

It's hard to tell what the house is like with all the bushes!!

Don and Krise said...

I know in a previous post you mentioned that once a house is vacant it doesn't take long before the vegetation takes over. I guess this would be a good example. Wow!

Olivier said...

Magnifique cette photo, on se croirait dans un village dans la jungle

Small City Scenes said...

Oh how sad. What is going to happen to it? What happened to it's owners? I know people say it is a sign of our times---but I don't like it. MB

VP said...

We can barely see the house with all that wild vegetation, but it's a pity anyway.

magiceye said...

wilderness!

Cezar and Léia said...

I didn't know this name foreclosures, thanks for teaching me new words :)
Maybe it's all about the weather.I think it can be also dangerous.
Léia

Bibi said...

Yes, too bad...bet this house could tell you lots of memories.

brattcat said...

And the cost of living there is considerably less than up here in New England. This is heartbreaking. That home once held a family. Now where is that family as the abandoned home falls into disrepair. This just doesn't make sense.

Leif Hagen said...

Foreclosed and foregrown! Uff da, oj vej!

Halcyon said...

Sad times. :(

Lois said...

It is so sad to see this! My son and his fiance have been trying to buy a house that is a short sale since last August. They have been approved by their bank for months, but the bank with the mortgage on the house they want to buy is stringing them along and I don't understand why. The current owners haven't made a payment in over a year. It's so frustrating!

brattcat said...

I arrive in Lakeland on the 22nd. I'm in Tampa the 24th. Then back to Vermont on the 27th. I don't think I'm going to be anywhere near you, alas.

Hilda said...

And the plants have almost taken over!

B SQUARED said...

This is a tragedy for all concerned;repeated all too frequently in our state.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I thought DETROIT led the nation in foreclosures!! We sure have a lot--every block is full of them.

But I haven't checked the statistics and anyway, it's sad wherever it happens.

Super capture, though!

Jarart said...

So sad to see people lose their homes like this. It is everywhere and these houses sit empty and unloved while people live on the streets, feeling empty and unloved. Strange times.

Jacob said...

@ Leia - Foreclosure means the residents failed to make their mortgage payment which resulted in them being evicted from their home and the home was then taken over by the bank to be sold to the highest bidder.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I'm so sorry to hear that Florida has been hit so hard!

Supposedly, Canada is now out of the recession. I'm not so sure all the unemployed would agree, though.

Daryl said...

Perhaps had the banks been as prudent 8 yrs ago about giving out mortgages as they are today, FL and the rest of the country would be in better financial shape.

Rose said...

I so hate to see these...can't help but wonder what happened to the family and what will happen to the house.

Frank said...

This is such a sad situation and one that is hitting Florida especially hard. Terrible on families and neighborhoods.

I'm just glad it's not YOUR home and you and Lois Anne are comfortably ensconced in your new palace. (And blogging.)

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

It's sad when someone loses their home and the banks foreclose.
Cheers.
Melbourne Daily Photo

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

It's always sad when someone loses their house. I understand banks want their money, but tis a pity they couldn't be a bit more human.
Apoligies for the double posting - I nodded off at my desk and knocked the computer. Couldn't remember all or what I'd written.
Cheers.
Melbourne Daily Photo

cieldequimper said...

Though it's really sad, it makes for a beautiful photograph. Have a wonderful weekend!

JM said...

I'm with Léia: a new word for me too.
Nature is taking advantage of this sad reality...

Louis la Vache said...

It's a horse race between CA and FL on the number of foreclosures, a race where there's no real 'winner.' Sad sad sad...

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson