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posted 24 Feb 2009
by Brian Beers, Senior Producer

As the economy plunged into recession in 2008, the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau on housing vacancies helps paint a grim statistical picture for the housing market. Nationally in the fourth quarter of 2008, homeowner vacancy rates remained quite elevated at 2.9%.

We've filtered through the data on the 75 largest metropolitan areas, to find those that are being hit the hardest by homeowner vacancies. Is your metro area on the list?

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