Shadow Inventory: What is it, and should I be worried about it?

by David Howell on September 9, 2011

The term “shadow inventory” refers to “distressed” homes that are not yet on the market. In essence, these properties are “lurking in the shadows.”  Generally speaking, these are homes where the homeowner is seriously behind on their mortgage payments or owes more on their home than...

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