Nice bit of info porn via the WSJ, covering the official Census Bureau 2007 vacancy rate.
click thru for interactive map
There’s also several audio interviews with economists and professors who cover this subject . . .
Housing Markets: A Vacant Look
Matt Phillips, Susan McGregor, Kurt Wilberding
Interesting interview with Dick Bove, the Punk Ziegel analysts who has been so dead right about the banks and brokers this past year.
Richard Bove, an analyst at Punk Ziegel & Co.,
talks with Bloomberg’s Carol Massar and Julie Hyman about the outlook for
financial markets, brokerage and bank earnings, and the possibility that Bear
Stearns Cos. shareholder Joseph Lewis may push the company to consider
alternatives to the $339 million buyout offer from JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Since its the last day of the trading week, how about a little humor from down under?
Clarke and Dawe: the comic duo you can bank on
Australian Broadcasting Corporation