Re: Foreclosures and short sales
From: R Philip Dowds (
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 08:24:52 -0800 (PST)
Actually, that was not my assumption.  Instead, I was calling attention to the 
fact that a 25% forced sale rate was five or six times the national average 
during the recession.  Something made this particular development a statistical 
anomaly.  It might have been a cancer cluster, but I don’t think so.


> On Feb 11, 2015, at 10:57 AM, Diana Carroll <dianaecarroll [at]> 
> wrote:
> I'm all in favor of homebuyer education and other measures you
> mention...but I wanted to call out your assumption that a foreclosure ipso
> facto means someone was "unrealistic about housing costs".   That's just a
> variation on the standard stigma of poverty, that the problem lies within
> the person.

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