A real estate hurricane
What hit St. Lucie? Not weather. Foreclosures. Lots of them.
The Associated Press reports:
"This is a manmade disaster," County Commissioner Doug Coward acknowledged. But he said that is why "we've got to do something. Clearly, the economic crisis of the country far exceeds the ability of local governments to solve it, but we're trying [to] be a part of the solution."
Maryland doesn't have the extent of Florida's problem. But in neighborhoods with ill effects from foreclosures, what would you recommend people -- neighbors or elected officials -- do?