RealtyTrak: 17% of US homes for sale now are foreclosures

I had to read that 17% number several times to make sure I had it right. More than 750,000 homes foreclosed homes are for sale now. One plan is to bundle them to deep pocket long-term investors at big discounts.

Vultures, the birds, clean up rotting carcasses and play an important ecological role in doing so. The process may not be pretty but it is important. Perhaps vulture investors can do the same here. No one else is buying those properties. Maybe they can both provide a floor for pricing and take some messy abandoned properties off the market, fix them up, then hold them for several years.