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Neighbors’ health conditions affected by foreclosed property

New research suggests that residents living near a foreclosed property may be more likely to develop high blood pressure, the Washington Post reported on May 13.

At least 1,750 participants in Massachusetts were followed by researchers at Harvard University’s Center for Population and Development Studies from 1987 to 2008. They found out those residents who have neighbors with foreclosed homes have increased blood pressure. Researchers suggest that factors like stress and anxiety for possible devaluation of property contribute to the escalating blood pressure. Although the rise in blood pressure shouldn’t pose a large health risk, it is significant that foreclosures not only affect the economy but also people’s health.

If you are being threatened by foreclosure in Cedar Rapids, a lawyer from the Hong Law, PLC may possibly prevent your home from being taken away from you. Speak with us today by calling (319) 632-1400 to know more of your options.