"The impacts of homes with multiple indicators of distress are larger than the impacts of homes that are only vacant, delinquent, or recently foreclosed," the researchers found.
Some findings from the study:
- Homes within 500 feet of at least one vacancy sold 0.8 percent lower.
- Occupied home that had recently entered the foreclosure process lowered the sales price of nearby homes by 1.8 percent.
- Sales within 500 feet of a home where a delinquent borrower abandoned the home saw, on average, a 3.1 percent drop to home values.
- The largest drop was from homes that were tax delinquent, vacant, and foreclosed: Home sales prices within 500 feet were found to be 9.6 percent lower.