Despite COVID Pandemic, Zombie Homes in U.S. Declines in 2020

According to ATTOM Data Solutions fourth-quarter 2020 Vacant Property and Zombie Foreclosure Report, almost 1.6 million (1,556,592) residential properties in the United States, representing 1.6 percent of all homes, are vacant.

The report reveals that 200,065 properties are in the process of foreclosure in the fourth quarter, down 7.3 percent from the third quarter of 2020, while the number sitting empty (7,612) is down 4.4 percent.

The portion of pre-foreclosure properties that have been abandoned into zombie status has ticked up slightly, from 3.7 percent in the third quarter of 2020 to 3.8 percent this quarter.

Among the nation’s stock of 99.5 million residential properties, zombie properties continue to represent just a tiny fraction – only one of every 13,100 homes.

The fourth-quarter 2020 data shows a drop in the number of homes at some point in the foreclosure process and virtually the same rate of zombie foreclosures during a

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