Which is More Impactful on House Values – Sexual Offenders or Foreclosures?

Sexual offenders may devalue a house by up to 17%.

But …

And, thanks to the WSJ:

On average, a foreclosure reduces the value of a house by 27%, says a new paper from an economist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and researchers at Harvard University.

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  1. Mark Walker August 7, 2010 at 10:17

    Very interesting post. I wish we had a way to search for Sexual offenders in canada (for family reasons, not to hurt values). We have a very low foreclosure rate, so they arent really a problem.


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