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1 in 7 Nevada homes are vacant

In Data, News on March 15, 2011 at 9:19 am

US Census data shows us the enormity of the housing problem in Nevada and why it will take decades to get out of the hole.

There were 167,564 empty houses in the state last year, according to newly released U.S. Census data, more than double the number in 2000. The number of vacant homes represents about one out of every seven houses across Nevada.

An interesting blip in the statistics is that Nevada has –¬†simultaneously¬†– the highest rate of mobility in the country and the worst market to sell a house.

More than 16 percent of Nevadans relocated to new residences within the state in 2008 alone, the highest mobility rate in the nation, the Census data shows.

So what does that mean? It means that Nevadans are not moving willingly, they are being forced to move. Without a doubt it is going to take Nevada many years to rebuild an economy capable of supporting the excess housing inventory and clear the vacancies.

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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42084625/ns/us_news/

Miss Colorado USA Wins Crown, Loses a Home

In News on February 26, 2011 at 7:20 am

Blair Griffith crowned Miss Teen USA in 2006, currently Miss Colorado USA and vying for the Miss USA pageant in June, is homeless.

Griffith and her mother are among a growing cadre of homeless families across the United States. The number of homeless families rose from 131,000 in 2007 to 170,000 in 2009 due to the recession, according to the Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress

As you might expect Ms. Griffith displays the poise and composure of a title winner despite her hardships. It is currently reported that Griffith and her ailing mother are staying with friends.

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http://abcnews.go.com/Business/homeless-beauty-queen/story?id=12993666