What You Can’t See When Shopping For Real Estate

This flower is really pretty.  It’s in a little gated community in Bonita Springs, Florida.  There are twenty two homes on the street, of which four are currently in distress and may be foreclosed upon.

When you drive down the street you would never know or suspect there were distressed properties.  They’re in every community and there isn’t a person that doesn’t know someone that hasn’t been effected by the housing and economic crisis. 

Unfortunately, I now know many people who have lost their homes or will lose their homes in the coming months.  They’re often good people with bad circumstances.  I always make sure to tell them that foreclosure isn’t what they are, it’s just something that happened in their life. It doesn’t define them as a person.