'Zombie homes' infesting New Jersey

October 20, 2015

And those zombie homes also make it difficult for people who live nearby the rundown properties to sell their house, said Rutgers University economist James Hughes.

“Those properties in urban areas, in many cases, become potentially crime stimulants,” he said. “If they’re not fully secured, the criminal element may move in — drug elements and the like — and that can spread throughout a neighborhood.”

Newsworks.org, October 19

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