Thursday, February 5, 2009

Just Like Homebuyers, Skateboarders Find Opportunities in Forclosed Homes

Photo from Skate and Annoy

Not only are buyers looking for good deals benefiting from foreclosures, but so are skateboarders. In California foreclosed homes with large in ground pools have become skate park heaven for skateboarders from all over the world. What I thought was especially interesting when reading the NY Times article was that some skaters use realty tracking sites like and to find foreclosed houses with pools. Apparently real estate sites can benefit the suburban youth as well.

Staten Island has a similar suburban landscape and foreclosures are high, but as I mentioned in yesterday's post, foreclosures have declined in Q4 of 2008, making Staten Island a bright star on the map, highlighting the benefits of buying a home here....Sorry SI skaters, but I guess you’ll have to travel west if you want to wreak havoc and set up shop for your skating pleasure. But the real moral is that if skaters can use the internet to find foreclosures to skate in, it can’t be that hard for savvy homebuyers to do the same!

Skaters Jump In as Foreclosures Drain the Pool [NY Times]

Photo by Jim Wilson/The New York Times

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