Pity Florida’s Monstrous Real Estate Market

Behold this chart, assembled by the Washington Post, which depicts the heaviest concentration of American foreclosure activity.

The Las Vegas area is a gleaming red pockmark hanging from the southern tip of Nevada.

More frightening, the entire state of Florida has been transformed into a swollen, infected, blood orange appendage protruding into the ocean. Is it any wonder that some of the most maddening stories of the foreclosure crisis have emerged from the Sunshine State?

The chart accompanies this Post piece on the political fallout of foreclosure foibles.

wapoforeclosuremap 1 Pity Floridas Monstrous Real Estate Market

(via The Big Picture)

Related: Eight Head-Shaking Horror Stories From the Foreclosure Crisis

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