Foreclosure Tours: speculative tourism in a landscape in crisis

The foreclosure tour: realtor bus tours arranged to allow prospective buyers to visit the largest number of foreclosed homes in a couple of hours. One of the most fascinating aspects of this perverse practice is the way in which these dwellings have been very carefully divested of all traces of the intimacy of the family that lived there, so as to not rouse feelings of guilt in the prospective buyers. Yet, despite their best efforts, details continue to emerge – doors that someone has punched a fist through, children’s stickers on the roof of the bedroom….

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